Housing benefits and Income specialist

Job Details

BDS are recruiting for a Housing benefits an income specialist in Birmingham

Our client is one of the UKs leading housing charities that support vulnerable young adults and those that are homeless

Main Duties include

• Liaising with local authorities and councils

• Setting up and chasing

• Tribunals & appeals

• Income collection

The post holder will have extensive knowledge and experience of housing benefits, either as a benefits officer or income officer within housing sector

Experience of supported housing environment

Ability to build strong links with local authority benefit teams

Experience of challenging HB decisions, ideally to tribunal level

Ability to work with frontline staff on complex rent arrears and housing benefit cases

Rates of pay start from £15.07 paye to £19.70 limited/umbrella

Driving licence essential

This is a full-time post to start asap, initially ongoing but could become permanent for the right person.