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Ref no:
SBO06060
Published:
11/5/2022
Closes:
25/5/2022
Location:
Galashiels Area Office, Paton Street, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, TD1 3AS
Salary:
£20,058.19 - £22,120.44 per year
Contract Type:
Temporary
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
35 hours per week

Job Details

Grade: 5A
Hourly Rate: £10.99 - £12.12
Salary: £20,058.19 - £22,120.44 per annum
Contract Duration: Temporary until 30 November 2022

Please note, there are 2 positions available.

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

 

Role Purpose

Two temporary vacancies have arisen to join the Scottish Welfare Fund Team who administer funds and grants including the Scottish Welfare Fund, Self Isolation Support Grants, Discretionary Housing Payments, Educational Benefits, etc in line with legislation, guidance and regulations. The post-holder will deal with first point of contact enquiries and also deal with referred enquiries from Customer Advice and Support Service Advisors or other Council staff or third party agencies.

The post holder will form part of the benefits assessment and advice staff specifically making decisions on applications for financially based welfare and support funds including for example Scottish Welfare Fund, Self Isolation Support Grants, Discretionary Housing Payments, Educational Benefits, etc in line with legislation, guidance and regulations. The post-holder will deal with first point of contact enquiries and also deal with referred enquiries from Customer Advice and Support Service Advisors or other Council staff or third party agencies.

Essential

At least 5 SCE Standard Grades at level 3 or above (or equivalent) including English and Mathematics or Arithmetic.
Comparable relevant experience

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Gary Murdie by telephone on 01835 824000 or by email at gjmurdie@scotborders.gov.uk.

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.  In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post.  All appointments will be made on merit. 

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