Discretionary Budgets Officer (2) (Temporary)

Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Salary: 18,696 - 20,142
Location: Dumfries

Closing date: 20 February 2017
Job ref. no.: DGA01955


Discretionary Budgets Officer (Temporary) (2)
18,696 - 20,142

As part of wider local welfare provision, Dumfries and Galloway Council's Revenue and Benefit Section has responsibility for the delivery of the Scottish Welfare Fund (Community Care Grants and Crisis Grants for Living Expenses).

Dumfries and Galloway Council are looking for a motivated individual to join our Discretionary Budgets Team, to administer the Scottish Welfare Fund and Discretionary Housing Payments.

The post is temporary for up to a year, full time and you will be required to work 36 hours per week during normal office hours from Monday to Friday.

This post may be suitable for secondment. Agreement from your line manager must be sought before applying for this post.

Full training and support will be provided however you must be able to work with a minimum of supervision.

Educated to Higher level in English and/or Mathematics (or equivalent) you will have excellent communication skills, good computer skills and knowledge of software applications, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience of working with other state benefits (Housing Benefit/Council Tax Reduction, DWP benefits) would be an advantage.

Experience of working with members of the public is desirable, and you must be able to meet deadlines and deal with issues professionally.

For further information please contact:

Colin Graham on 01387 260267 or by email to

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About Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dumfries and Galloway is the third largest region in Scotland. It covers 2,380 square miles and has an estimated population of 148,060 - that's around 60 people a square mile compared with the Scottish average of 168.

Our Council has a clear vision:

"to make Dumfries and Galloway the best place in Scotland to live, learn, work, visit and grow."

It also has a set of values that underpin all its work. These are:
• Customer First
• Continuous improvement
• Equality and diversity
• Local decision making and service delivery
• Openness and communication
• Team work and partnership
• Trust and honesty
They work to achieve that by delivering the actions in the Community Plan for Dumfries and Galloway the Corporate Plan for the Council and the Single Outcome Agreement with the Scottish Government.

The Council delivers its services through five departments with a staff of just under 8000 people. Also included within the Council are the Police and Fire and Rescue Service.

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