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Benefits Team Leader (PO3)

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£36,711 - £39,774
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
23/07/2019 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

Vacancy Description

We are looking for a driven and experienced team leader to manage a team of assessment officers.   If you are ready for a new challenge in a forward-thinking service, where innovation and processing automation are encouraged then this could be the role for you.

You will be an experienced and skilled benefits team leader with a proven track record in performance management, have a detailed knowledge of the relevant legislation; and a keen interest in motivating and developing staff to achieve service improvements.  You will focus on improving performance in an already high performing service area whilst also concentrating on maximising subsidy. 

About Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest is vibrant and distinctive; a fantastic place to live, work, explore and invest. It boasts a growing cultural scene, more green space than any borough north of the Thames and great transport connections to the city and beyond.

Our aim is that every single Waltham Forest resident enjoys a good quality life. We have a no-nonsense approach to getting things done and are embarking on a new phase in our transformation where three key priorities will underpin our ‘Creating Futures’ strategy:

  • Keep Waltham Forest clean and safe
  • Ensure a decent roof over residents’ heads
  • Improve residents’ life Chances


Test and interviews week commencing 05.08.19

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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