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Cardiff Council

Benefit Officer
Job Category: Admin/Clerical, Finance/Revenues/Benefits, Customer Services
Contract type: Temporary
Working hours: Full Time
Department: Housing & Communities
Grade: Grade 4
Salary: £19,171 - £21,166
Closing date: 22/07/2019

Cardiff Council is looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to assist the existing Benefit Cap Team structure.

The candidate will assist with the day to day running of the team as well as collating information from various sources to collate for statistic purposes. They will also assist in collating monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

There are no formal qualification or experience requirements however the successful applicants must have excellent communication & IT skills and the ability to adapt and learn quickly. A knowledge of the current benefit cap process would be advantageous.

A positive and customer focused attitude is essential as is the ability to work to targets and deadlines.

A knowledge of other languages, in particular Welsh, Arabic, Somali, Polish or Czech would be an advantage.

For an informal discussion after reading the job description, please contact Carlos Ruiz (029) 2087 1071.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

This post is temporary until 31st March 2020.

Internal candidates who wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis must obtain approval prior to application using Form SEC1 (4.C.081). Requests may only be approved by the relevant Director/ Assistant Director/ Chief Officer or senior nominated officer graded no lower than OM2 or in the case of schools based staff the Headteacher / Governing Body. 

This vacancy is suitable for post share.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

As a large public sector organisation, it is important to us that we support the economic wellbeing of our citizens and that our workforce better reflects the communities we serve.   Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from under represented individuals:
aged under 25
not in employment, education or training
from our local communities including in particular those from the Cardiff BAME community
able to communicate fluently in Welsh

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