Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Currently £20,520 per annum
Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
Working Pattern: Full time
Advertised By: South Kesteven District Council
Job Category: Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Advert End Date: 7 February 2018
South Kesteven District Council has ambitious growth plans at the top of its agenda and a vision to create thriving communities where people want to live, work and invest…. so why not be part of this exciting journey. We’re looking for people with drive, enthusiasm and creativity to join us as we work differently and become more commercially and customer focused.
It’s a fantastic opportunity to work for a council that is changing and going places. Many people are attracted to the area because of its excellent location for the A1 and the East Coast Mainline (London is only an hour away), its quality relatively inexpensive housing and its high achieving schools.
The district has tremendous potential and we believe that by making fundamental changes to the way we do business we can help stimulate the economy, reduce costs and generate income for the council in future years.
We have been working on a “Fit for the Future” programme to be internally self financing by 2019 so that we can deliver the best services and results for our residents who are at the heart of everything we do.
We are currently recruiting for a Benefits Officer to join our organisation, the role will include awarding entitlement to Housing Benefits/Council Tax Support where appropriate, ensuring that payments are made promptly and in accordance with Government guidelines and Departmental procedures. This will involve contact with claimants calling in person, face to face, by telephone and by correspondence.