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Housing Benefit Officer

Salford Quays, Greater Manchester
Full-time
Salary: £21,996.00 /year


Job Summary

What will this role of Housing Benefit Officer entail?

The main purpose of the role is to provide proactive and professional Housing Benefit advice and support with a strong focus on building relationships with Local Authorities, working in the interest of Registered Providers and tenants.

  • To liaise with Local Authorities regarding potential Rent levels and individual Housing Benefit claims.
  • To work closely with Registered Providers giving advice and support in relation to Housing Benefit.
  • To monitor progress of claims and contacts with Local Authorities.
  • To contribute to both Team and Personal Development.
  • To offer assistance to the Housing Management Team regarding tenancies and claims.
  • To liaise with other internal departments as required.

Job Type / Category

Fairhome Group is a rapidly growing business that specialises in the purchase of land / buildings which the business then develops and makes into specialist facilities within the care sector, mainly for people with physical, mental or learning disabilities. These buildings are multi-use and of substantial size and value and are sold on to local authorities or private corporations. Fairhome also offer a full range of facilities management services once buildings are sold on, so almost a seamless one stop shop for the sector.

There is a real family feel at Fairhome, employees are valued and looked after, so along with regular benefits you will have access to superb facilities onsite including a fully expensed restaurant, bar, gym and leisure facilities. You’ll be working from modern offices with a welcoming working environment, and if that’s not enough,

complimentary cake and refreshments are always available.

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

What will I need in order to be considered for the Housing Benefit Officer vacancy?

  • Strong working knowledge of Housing Benefit regulation and claims process.
  • An understanding of the Supported Living sector.
  • Experience of working for a Registered Provider/Housing Association.
  • Solid understanding of Welfare Reform and proposed changes to the Supported Living funding.
  • Excellent administrative skills to include Microsoft Office etc.
  • Ability to manage own workload and to monitor performance.

Benefits

What will I receive in return?

You will be part of an ambitious business that has exciting growth plans, with excellent career development opportunities. Salary: Circa £22,000 p.a.

Attractive Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, fully expensed restaurant, bar, gym and leisure facilities.

Location: Working from prestigious offices in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours of Work: Full time, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm. There is potential for flexibility with start and finish times – to be agreed at interview.

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