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Communities Grant Officer (V2498)

West Berkshire Council
£21,067-£26,539 pro rata Grade G
West Street House
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Part Time
25 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
05/10/2014 at 23:59 PM
West Berkshire Council

We are seeking to appoint a part time Communities Grant Officer to join Client Financial Services. 

This is a fixed term post until 31 March 2015 and the post holder will be responsible for processing applications for the Communities Grant.  The grant was set up following the Department for Works & Pensions abolition of the Community Care Grants and Crisis loans and this grant provides a local welfare provision.

Other roles and responsibilities of this post will be to maximise the welfare benefit potential of clients claiming the grant.

You should have several years experience of working in a welfare benefits setting, an up to date knowledge of all benefit legislation, excellent numeracy and IT skills and the ability to learn quickly. We will provide you with training and support to undertake the role. You may be required to visit service users in their own home and therefore you will need the use of a car.

For further information contact:- Simone Poole – Senior Benefit Advice Officer (01635 519826 or Jo England – Client Financial Services Manager (01635) 519006.

Equal Opportunities

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people in under represented groups such as people with disabilities or from a minority ethnic group.

How to apply

Please complete an online application form.