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Trainee Benefits and Revenues Officer

Company: Capita plc.
Location: Home
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Becoming a Benefits and Revenues Officer with Capita Local Government

Job title:

Trainee Benefits and Revenues Officer

Job Description:

Location: Home based

Salary: 20,750 per annum (salary negotiable depending on experience)

Contract: Permanent

Working hours: 37.5 hours, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm

Our world class Local Government Services team supports local councils to improve outcomes and focus on what matters in their communities. We care about helping local councils to transform and make every penny matter to ensure front line services are protected as part of their citizens charter to ensure that people live and prosper.

We're now seeking Trainee Benefits and Revenues Officers to join the team. As a Benefits and Revenues officer, you will be tasked with delivering an accurate Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction and Revenues processing service in a cost effective and caring manner, whilst working within constantly changing Benefits Regulations, Council Tax and Business Rate Legislation.

What you'll be doing:

* Initially undergoing a full training course
* Examine Revenues, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support accounts and claims to ensure all necessary information and evidence has been provided.
* Update computer records with claim information and gathering information from customers.
* Process and update Revenues, Housing and Council Tax Support accounts and claims in line with legislation and client requirements.
* Ensure correct documentation is completed and that all work is well presented and in line with procedures.
* Meet targets within agreed accuracy levels.
* Dealing with other organisations, such as Her Majesty's Revenues and Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions by telephone.
* Be aware of the importance of accuracy, detecting fraudulent claims and identifying under or overpayments of Housing Benefit and ensuring Revenues accounts are correct.
* Carry out other administration duties as required.

What we're looking for

* Willingness to learn
* Good communication skills
* Good IT skills

What's in it for you?

* A great basic salary
* 23 days' holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
* The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
* Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks' fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks
* Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
* Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform
* Opportunity to work from home

You'll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You'll be joining a network of 55,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we'll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

What we hope you'll do next:

Looking to discover more? Let your line manager know, then choose 'Apply now' to fill out our short application and send us your CV.

To view our Covid-19 and process adjustments information, please visit the Capita Careers site.

Equal Opportunities

We're an equal opportunity employer, which means we'll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we're committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Location:

Home-Based - GBR

* United Kingdom

Time Type:

Contract Type:

Permanent

Keywords: Capita plc., Topeka , Trainee Benefits and Revenues Officer, Other , Home, Kansas

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