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Income Recovery And Benefits Officer

£15.07 - £19.61 per hour
Apply2020-02-03 09:18:232020-06-16Eden Brown Synergy

Income Recovery And Benefits Officer

Date posted: February 3, 2020
£15.07 - £19.61 per hour
Nottinghamshire, England
Job description

An excellent opportunity has been made available by my client for a temp Income Recovery and Benefits Officer on a 6 month temp contract with full time hours.

My client is looking for an experience Income Recovery specialist with experience in the following areas:

- Ability to build strong links with local authority benefit teams
- Experience of challenging HB decisions, ideally to tribunal level
- Ability to work with front line staff on complex rent arrears and housing benefit cases

The Pay rate is £15.07 PAYE AND £19.61 Umbrella.

This role will require an enhanced DBS check.

As an Income Recovery and Benefit specialist, you will be providing direction and support to housing teams on maximising rental, including housing benefit/universal credit income, arrears prevention and where necessary possession proceedings.

Part of your role will be to contribute as necessary to the annual rent increase process, ensuring all breakdowns are provided to Housing benefit/DWP and partner housing associations and approvals are monitored.

You will need to ensure that the Housing Senior Management Team is advised of welfare policy changes which may impact on rent revenues, together with best practice in the social housing sector changes.

You will required to support housing teams with high/complex rent arrears and housing benefit cases, where necessary taking over the management of such cases. This may involve direct contact with the resident.

An important area of your role will be to ensure that all correct and necessary action is taken in respect of possession proceedings from issuing warning letters, preparing and issuing notices, Court applications instructing solicitors or attending Court as appropriate.

Furthermore, As an Income Recovery and Benefits Specialist, you will need to take over the management of former tenants' arrears from housing teams at a specified point and ensure that housing benefit overlap claims are made, overpayments are queried and appealed, refer cases to debt recovery agencies and co-ordinate and finalise bad debt write-off reports.

This is an urgent requirement by the client, so if you feel this role is the perfect opportunity for you to showcase your skill set then please get in touch with me right way.

Senior Advanced Consultant - Zack Ali - 0121 685 8705
Email Address -

Your expert recruitment consultant is Zack Ali, call today on 0121 685 8705 or email Eden Brown Synergy is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Brown Synergy is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: 266584ZAA_1580721502

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