Benefits and Council Tax Officer

  • Newham

Tempest Revenues & Benefits

South East,


4 x Council Tax Officers

4 x Housing Benefits Assessors

Software used Northgate

Start date ASAP

3 monthly rolling contract

Paying approx £22.00 an hour

  • To carry out all tasks associated with the administration, processing and assessment of Housing and Council Tax Benefit claims and Free School Meals.
  • To carry out all tasks associated with the notification, collection and recovery of Housing Benefit Overpayments.
  • To carry out all tasks associated with the billing, collection and recovery of Council Tax.
  • To gain, develop and maintain an understanding of the Council Tax and Housing and Council Tax Benefits legislation and the regulatory frameworks.
  • To understand the whole of the Benefits and Council Tax systems end to end and the nature of all the associated work.
  • To use the most efficient/effective means possible to communicate to customers and others.
  •  To identify and report fraud.
  • To be able to differentiate between those avoiding payment and those who may need a more sympathetic approach.
  • To be aware of, understand and help develop system measures to determine whether the purpose of the service is being met in the most effective manner.
  • To record relevant data to assess service capability and performance.
  • To use the system measures to review, improve and carry out the work.
  • To take the responsibility to make a good decision that is explained, accurate and rational, seeking appropriate help where needed.


  • Experience of processing all types of housing and council tax benefit claims and dealing with all associated tasks.


  • Experience of dealing with all tasks relating to the collection of Council Tax.
  • Experience of appropriately applying knowledge of Housing and Council Tax benefit and/or Council tax legislation and regulations.
  • Experience of working within a customer-focused front-line service, in the public, private or voluntary sector.
  • Experience of operating, updating and retrieving data from IT systems.
  • Experience of working effectively across disciplines.

Should you be interested please send over your CV to OR call us on 0203 651 3181 (option 3)

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Job Information

  • Role: Benefits and Council Tax Officer
  • Role Type: Revenues & Benefits
  • Region: South East
  • Location: Newham
  • Phase: Housing Benefits
  • Hours: Contract
  • Status: Closed
  • IR35 Status: Inside IR35
  • Reference: TR021769

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