Welfare & Housing Benefit Applications Officer

Wolverhampton

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Develop your potential with our client. Established in 1973, they provide safe, temporary accommodation for women and children who are homeless for reasons such as Domestic Violence and who seek emergency accommodation. Applications are invited for the following post, from women who have a strong commitment to working with women and children.Salary: £22,660 pro rataHours: 25 hours per week (to start with, may need to increase)Contract: Fixed - 2 year contract (initially, likely to progress to permanent)Location: WolverhamptonClosing date: 21st October 2022Interviews: Week commencing 31st October 2022As our client's Welfare & Housing Benefits Applications Officer, you will take a woman-centred approach to proactively support women with all Benefit Claim application processes and provision of information to ensure benefit claims are awarded.Key responsibilities, dealing with applications and queries for Universal Credit, Housing Benefit and Discretionary Housing Payments, for example.You will work within the Finance Team and work closely with the 'Rents and Benefits Management Finance Officer' to ensure our client optimises housing benefit income and manages bad debt closely within Key Performance targets.You will work across their Safe Accommodation Service, over a 7-day period.All frontline service posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.Our client is an equal opportunities employer. Due to the nature of their work, Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered for this position.This project receives financial support from Wolverhampton City Council. Registered Charity No. Ref:
Date Posted: 30 September 2022
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