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Employer: Bassetlaw District Council
Reference number: FPS0155P
Department: Directorate of Corporate Resources
Location: Worksop
Salary: Salary scale 3/4 i.e. £17,681 to £20,541 per annum, subject to Job Evaluation.
Working hours: Full time | 37 Hours Per Week
Closing date: 25 May 2018 at 12:00

Based within the Benefits Unit, at our newly modernised offices at Queens Buildings, Worksop, you will process applications for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support within a small team. You will provide advice to customers over the telephone and sometimes face to face.

Amongst other qualities, you will also have:

·        Relevant experience of working in a busy office environment, preferably a benefits or other means-tested area.

·        Minimum of 4 GSCE passes (or equivalent) to include Maths and English

·        Practical and procedural knowledge of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction regulations/good practice.

·        Experience of giving complex advice and handling difficult situations and confidential data.

·        The ability to work effectively in a team.

·        Effective communication skills, written and oral and you will need developed interpersonal skills to deal with sometimes challenging or sensitive situation.

·        Ability to understand performance measures and to work to tight deadlines as a team.

·        Able to follow complex work based procedures and policies.

·        Good organisational skills to deal with and manage workloads.

Knowledge of the Northgate system or Civica Document Management System would be an advantage as would having or working towards, an IRRV certificate in Housing Benefits (previously technician grade) or a level 3 NVQ in Housing Benefits or Customer Services would also be an advantage.

This position will be subject to a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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Employer: Bassetlaw District Council
Reference number: NBH0205P
Department: Directorate of Regeneration & Neighbourhoods
Location: Worksop
Salary: Salary Scale 5/6 £21,074 - £25,463 (subject to Job Evaluation).
Working hours: Full time
Closing date: 29 May 2018 at 12:00

The Health and Safety Officer’s main role is to provide comprehensive advice and support to all Council services at Bassetlaw and Mansfield District Councils on matters relating to their safe operation.

You will be based within the Safety and Resilience team at the Council Offices, Hundred Acre Lane, Worksop but will be involved in work across both districts.

We are looking for an individual with:

Ø     NEBOSH National General Certificate in Safety and Health (or equivalent) with the ability to successfully achieve the NEBOSH Diploma

Ø     The ability to work and communicate effectively as part of a team

Ø     Good organisational skills

Ø     Experience of working within a health and safety management environment

Ø     Good IT skills to enable the effective use of the Council’s Safety Management System.

Ø     Experience in organising, facilitating and ideally presenting training events.

The benefits include flexitime, a minimum of 24 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays and an extra day over the Christmas period and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

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