Housing Benefits Technical Manager

£43,014 to £49,884 p.a. (37 hrs per week)
26 Oct 2018
26 Nov 2018
Job role
Contract Type
Full time


Housing Benefits Technical Manager

Ref: 614R


Salary £43,014 to £49,884 p.a. (37 hrs per week)


Following a review, this exciting new role has been created to drive business transformation in Housing Benefits service.  You would work collaboratively with the Head of Customer Services, Revenues and Benefits to support service improvement- challenging existing service delivery models and championing new ideas to bring about positive improvements in service delivery and customer outcomes.

We are looking for an organised, self-motivated, adaptable and collaborative manager who has the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

You will be responsible for the day to day operational management of the Housing Benefits Team and deal with the more complicated aspects of administering of Housing Benefits and Council Tax Support, including Universal Credit, Subsidy returns and Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP). Previous experience of both Housing Benefits and Council Tax Support will be essential.

In addition, you will act as deputy for the Head of Customer Services, Revenues and Benefits and be responsible for completing government returns, complaints, Freedom of Information requests and National Fraud Initiative (NFI) data matching requests.

Experience in a previous management role is essential as you will be driving the team forward, developing individuals, managing performance and leading the development of a customer first culture whilst maintaining high collection rates.

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with good numeracy, are necessary to deal with both internal and external enquiries. You must be IT literate, as you will be required to use computerised systems.

In return we offer an excellent benefits and conditions of service package.

Please apply online at www.surreyjobs.info. Full information, including the Job Description, Person Specification and other details about Runnymede Borough Council, is available in the Extra Information attachment on the website.

If it is difficult for you to apply online please contact Human Resources. Email: humanresources@runnymede.gov.uk Telephone: 01932 425517


We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please provide an email address where possible as you will be contacted by email if you are selected to attend for an interview.

Closing date: 13 November 2018

Interview date to be confirmed.