£22,233 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.
This is a 6 month fixed term contract until 27 June 2019. If you are applying for an internal secondment, you must seek your line managers approval prior to applying.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.
About the Role
We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic individual to join our Deputyship team. The team acts as Corporate Appointee and Deputy, managing the finances of Surrey residents where appropriate. The Finance Assistant (Appointeeship) is a key administrator in supporting appointeeship applications to the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) for vulnerable residents lacking the capacity to manage their own money.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the submission of welfare benefit claims on behalf of the Council. The role will work closely with other colleagues in the Deputyship Team and the wider service to ensure that we act in the best interests of people receiving support to manage their finances.
As the successful candidate you will be the main point of contact with the DWP, dealing with all routine correspondence and communicating changes in circumstances on time. You will put in place suitable arrangements to ensure payment of personal allowances to residents, in consultation with colleagues and providers. Knowledge of the Welfare Benefits system would be an advantage but training will also be given. We are looking for someone with excellent administration skill and, keen attention to detail as well as commitment and flexibility.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion contact Dina Bouwmeester on 02085419716 or by e-mail at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 20th January 2019.
Interviews will take place week commencing 4th February 2019.
Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 2 months from your interview date.
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