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Housing Benefits Officer

Housing Benefits Officer

  • Location

    East London, London

  • Sector:

    Housing

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    £19 - £21 per hour + DOE

  • Contact:

    Sky Harp

  • Contact email:

    sky@remedymedical.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    21

  • Salary low:

    19

  • Job ref:

    SKY_1558350470

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    ongoing

  • Expiry date:

    2019-06-19

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Remedy Recruitment Group are looking for a Housing Benefits Officer for a Local Authority in East London.

Job Purpose

Looking for someone with comprehensive Housing Benefit knowledge and assessment experience to join our team. This is an important role in helping make sure that Housing Benefit subsidy is maximised and that it is correctly awarded. As Subsidy Officer you will be involved in testing and reconciling Housing Benefit awards for our external auditors, this involves carrying out in depth validation, verification and reconciliation of cases selected for the Subsidy audit. You must be confident in your knowledge of Housing Benefit legislation, procedures and the Academy system to deal with complex claims and undertake reviews for audit purposes. You will also be responsible for extracting and reconciling statistical data for senior managers and collate returns for DWP and MHCLG. You will also assist in identifying and correcting system and user discrepancies in benefit awards. You must have extensive knowledge and experience of Housing Benefit, and the legislation and regulations. You must also have experience handling complex information and reconciling internal and external systems for audit purposes. You will also need a solid understanding a variety of IT systems including Academy and Civica and be a proficient Excel user and highly numerate. You will be largely working under your own initiative while contributing to the overall work of your team. You should have good communications skills and be able to respond to queries with professionalism and sensitivity. This can be a challenging environment and you will need to remain level headed under pressure. At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation

You will need to be:

HCPC registered

Eligible to work in the UK

Why Choose Remedy?

Competitive pay rates

Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies

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Up to £250 for each social work professional you refer to us who we place*

Receive up to £250 for finding your own job*