Income Services Officer
The Rent Service is part of the Digital and Customer Services Division of Birmingham City Council and has significant duties for income collection to the Housing Revenue Account. We manage the collection of £268 million housing rents and also have responsibility for the recovery of former tenancy debt and Housing Benefit Overpayments for Local Authority tenants.
Our purpose is to maximise the collection of rent by providing our tenants with advice and assistance in order to prevent rent debt. We aim to promote self-sufficiency and identify vulnerable tenants at an early stage. We promote and maintain a strong payment culture and maximise income through receipt of relevant welfare benefits.
Birmingham City Council Rent Service has a number of permanent opportunities. The positions are Income Services Officer working 36.5 hours per week.
You will be based within the Birmingham City Council Rent Service located at Woodcock Street
Your tasks will include:
- Managing tenant’s accounts in accordance with escalation process advising and signposting as required.
- Monitoring tenant’s accounts for payments, adherence to payment arrangements.
- Taking payments from tenants via the payment system as required in line with all required precautions and GDPR regulations.
- Reacting to customer enquires across all service channels (telephone, letter and online)
Successful candidates may have extensive knowledge of welfare benefits to include Universal Credit, will have extensive knowledge of Housing Legislation in the context of income recovery and will have experience of dealing with internal and external customers.
Ideally, you will have experience of dealing with internal and external customers, will be able to demonstrate the ability to work well as part of a team and be able to organise work and set priorities.
BCC believes investing in staff to improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of the services we provide and, as part of the Council's wider culture change framework, we have diverse development opportunities on offer designed to meet the needs of the staff and citizens we serve.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service delivery. The policies and practices of the Council aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. BCC is a Disability Confident ‘Committed’ employer and committed to the provision and consideration of reasonable adjustments throughout the application process.
“Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information”
We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.
“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non-UK and non-EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.”Supporting documents