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Benefits Assistant

This vacancy is: Permanent full time

Salary: Scale 3 (scp 5-6) £19,312 to £19,698 per annum

Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire

Closing Date: Thursday 24th June 2021

Benefits Assistant
Resources Department

Reference No: RES204
Scale 3 (scp 5-6) £19,312 to £19,698 per annum
37 Hours Per Week


You will process and verify benefit claims efficiently and accurately, updating information and scheduling overpayments for recovery.  Communication with both the public and colleagues in other departments and agencies will be vital, as will vigilance for potential fraud.

You should have experience of computerised financial systems, good communication skills and initiative.  Customer focus is essential; knowledge of benefits work would be useful.

A positive and professional attitude is essential, together with confidentiality and integrity.

A standard DBS check will be required for this post.

Government guidance on working safely is being followed at the Council’s offices.


Closing date for applications:  Thursday, 24th June 2021
Interviews to be held on:  Friday, 9th July 2021

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