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Principal Supported Accommodation Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Temporary
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
30/11/2021
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 07/12/2021 23:59
Salary:
£31,346 to £34,728 p.a. (Grade 10)
Allowances:
n/a
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
217288
Employment Location:
Green Lane, Spennymoor
Post Number:
RES/21/666
Number of posts:
1
Closing date:
7 Dec
Further Information

In our first 12 years as a unitary council Durham County Council have achieved a great deal and face the future with confidence.

Our success has been delivered through our great people, strong leadership, creative thinking, partnership working and a sheer passion for what we do.

The Assessment & Awards Team provides a number of key front-line council functions to residents throughout the County. There are currently 250,507 council tax households and 26,223 Housing Benefit and 56,311 LCTRS claimants. Many of the clients supported are vulnerable.

Post Details:
There is currently a vacancy for a Principal Supported Accommodation Officer within the Assessment and Awards Team on an 18 month temporary contract.

The successful candidate will join our Finance and Transactional Service as part of the Assessment & Awards Team and will report to the Assistant Assessment and Awards Manager.

The post holder will manage all aspects of the Supported, Specified and Temporary Housing Benefit caseload including forward planning, delivery of tasks and activities. It is therefore essential to have a detailed knowledge of Housing Benefit legislation, particularly the legislation surrounding Supported, Specified and Temporary Accommodation.

The post holder will provide support and assist the Assistant Assessment & Awards Manager in the day-to-day management and development of the Assessment and Awards Service, in accordance with Council Policies and Financial Regulations and assist in the forward planning and co-ordination of all tasks.

The post holder will supervise the day-to-day operation of a team within the Assessment and Awards Service to ensure the duties of the team are carried out fully, accurately, within timetables and system requirements, and report thereon.

If you are enthusiastic and have the required qualifications, skills and experience to join the team, we would like to hear from you.

Required Qualifications and Checks:
Candidates should possess a Level 5 or equivalent or IRRV Full Professional Qualification/Diploma.

Employment Location:
The post is based in Green Lane Offices, Spennymoor however Durham has recently adopted hybrid working where part of your working week will be spent in the office and part working from home. Successful candidates will be expected to be flexible in balancing attending the office as required to meet the needs of the business with being able to also regularly work from home. The necessary ICT and homeworking equipment will be supplied.
Further Information

For further information regarding the vacancy, please contact Maureen Clayton on 03000 263 194 or email maureen.clayton@durham.gov.uk

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Basic Disclosure check.

It is anticipated that the interviews will be held on 16 December 2021 and 17 December 2021.

Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful at shortlisting, you will be notified via North East Jobs of the date and time of your interview. Separate invites will be sent via Microsoft Teams.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact Payroll and Employee Services on 03000 269421 or email pesresources@durham.gov.uk.

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Please note
This job is closed for applications.