Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed
term appointment for 12 months
The Council is looking to
recruit a Clerical Assistant to participate in processing of Housing Benefit
and Local Council Tax Support Claims.
Dealing with customer
enquiries and correspondence ensuring efficiency and accountability whilst
adhering to relevant legislative provisions, council policy and financial
regulations. Previous experience working in a fast-paced office environment is
The role is based within
the Business Centre, Westridge, Ryde, although we are currently working from
The main duties of the
role include administration of Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support as
well as Council Tax - dealing with queries via telephone, in writing and email
making decisions in line with government legislation and council policy.
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Erin
Rhodes, on 01983 821000 (Ext 5952).
Find out more about
working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.
This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer
Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare
of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in
The Isle of Wight Council
protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of
our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to
support the different needs of our employees.
The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is
proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to
better reflect the diversity within our local community.
In addition to the above,
the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that
providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised
role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an
opportunity for an interview within the council.
In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication
will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if
you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing
date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this
Closing Date : 16 April