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Assistant Deputyship Officer

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3NG 


Closing date:24 November 2019 at midnight 

Nottingham City Council is seeking to recruit an Assistant Deputyship Officer to work within its Deputyship Service.
The starting salary is £25,295 rising to £26,999 on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time)
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
Team Information:
The Deputyship Service has an exciting opportunity for a suitably skilled and self-motivated individual to join its small and friendly team. Located within the Adult Social Care Department of Nottingham City Council, the team manages the financial affairs and property of vulnerable citizens who lack mental capacity, under an Order from the Court of Protection.
Job Purpose:
The Assistant Deputyship Officer role is both challenging and rewarding. You will be required to case manage the financial affairs of approximately 60 clients; contributing your technical and social care skills and experience to delivering the department’s goal of ensuring better lives and better outcomes for some of Nottingham’s most vulnerable citizens.
Day to Day Duties:
• Managing an active caseload of approximately 60 client cases and ensuring up to date recording;
• Frequent liaison with your clients, stakeholders and partners requiring excellent communication skills;
• Maximising clients’ income through appropriate benefit claims and securing other income; solving problems that arise with claims and payments through your Welfare Rights knowledge;
• Devising financial statements and spending plans and ensuring clients receive an appropriate personal allowance for their day to day needs, requiring excellent numeracy skills;
• Ensuring that clients’ liabilities are paid: for example, care fees contributions, accommodation charges, bills and other liabilities;
• Making decisions in relation to additional request for funds, goods and services in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act;
• Home visits to clients at least annually, and the completion of official reports for the Office of the Public Guardian;
• Financial processes: such as banking and reconciling financial accounts.
• Previous experience of working with financial matters: in particular connected to individual client casework; excellent numeracy skills;
• Ability to work collaboratively with clients and stakeholders in internal and external social care, support and care provider services;
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written; including managing challenging conversations and conflict;
• Strong organisation skills, ability to prioritise, and work on your own initiative, including the ability to problem solve;
• Knowledge of welfare benefits relevant to the client group, and of local authority services provided by Adult Social Care;
• Knowledge of the needs of citizens with long term conditions and / or disabilities;
• Ability to provide a service to a diverse range of people and deliver great customer service.   
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
Proposed Interview date: Thursday 5th December 2019
For informal enquiries about this role please contact Kate Dixon on Tel: 0115 8764223 or Email:  
Useful Information for Applicants:
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve.. As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
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