Systems and Subsidy Lead Officer
£37,750 - £41,634 per annum
As a Systems and Subsidy Lead Officer, you will provide an accurate, effective and efficient benefit subsidy and financial reconciliation function, ensuring there is no loss of benefit subsidy to the local authority.
In this vital role, you will also be responsible for the completion of the council’s subsidy claims back to Government by ensuring they are accurate and ensuring that maximum subsidy is claimed. You will submit the claim to the DWP by the statutory deadlines to ensure that there is no loss of subsidy to the local authority.
You will also act as the main point of contact with the IT service and provide an effective and efficient service, dealing with systems administration, system upgrades and software testing for all systems used in the Revenues and Benefits Service.
What we offer
We offer an excellent benefits package, including competitive salary, 28 days’ holiday - rising to 30 days, a generous employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance, flexible working, career development, free on-site parking, cycle-to-work scheme, discounted leisure centre membership, employee volunteering schemes and access to discounted activities and days out.
This is a public-facing role, so you will need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.
Our ideal candidate must have demonstrable knowledge of Council Tax, Housing Benefit & Council Tax Reduction, welfare benefits legislation and procedures, and the principles of the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts.
The successful candidate must be qualified to IRRV Technician standard or have equivalent experience.
Excellent English communication, mathematical and IT skills are required for this role, as you will need to be able to “problem solve” and identify and implement effective solutions. You will need to be able to liaise with others within the service and with external partners including the DWP and understand and review procedures and regulations and develop and work in accordance with office procedure manuals.
So if you think you can be an asset to the team, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to receiving your application.
Closing date: 19th February 2020
A basic DBS check will be carried out for this post.
Other organisations may call this role IRRV Technician, Revenue & Benefits Officer, Lead Subsidy Officer, Finance Officer, Finance Clerk, or Benefits Officer.
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