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Job Reference: 58480

Benefits Officer

  • JarrowTyne and Wear
  • £23 - £23 per hour
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for 2 temporary Benefit Officers to work in Jarrow. This position is initially for 3 months and is paying £23.00 per hour (paid to you via an umbrella company). Working hours are 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm Friday.

The role:

To support the Benefits Processing Team Leader as directed.

Key Responsibilities:

      Promptly and accurately assess entitlement to all types of benefit.

Periodically review benefit claims and, where appropriate, determine, allocate and notify benefit over/underpayments.

Be proactive in identifying potential fraudulent claims and make appropriate referrals in accordance with established procedures.

Be familiar with the DWP CIS procedures, including the security of the system.

Liaise with internal and external agencies including DWP, Pension Service and Rent Officer.

Conduct personal interviews with members of the public in the Customer Service Centres.

Deal with telephone and written enquiries as directed.

Identify customers’ entitlement to other means tested benefits and offer advice accordingly whilst constantly challenging the way we do things with personal and team experience of best practice.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: 4 GCSE’s Grade C or above including Maths and English or equivalent.
  • Experience: Relevant experience of dealing with the public. Relevant experience of working in a financial environment. Experience of dealing with written enquiries. Experience of dealing with high volume of customer enquiries over the telephone.
  • Compliance: Proof of right to work in the UK and 2 x references.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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