Newham is a unique and vibrant place to work.
The organisation is working to becoming an excellent council with the highest quality services.
You will be joining a Client Affairs team that specialises in management of monies of vulnerable adults who are no longer able to manage their own finances, property, assets and there is nobody else that is able to carry out this function. You will work alongside colleagues that are committed and passionate about their work and the residents of the London Borough of Newham
About the job
Client Affairs Officer
£33,945 to £36,711
This is a re advertisement of this position. If you have applied twice for this position in the last 3 months we will not accept any re submissions. We have 2 post available in our Client Affairs Team. You will be working in a very busy environment. You will be expected to work on your own initiative and as part of the team. You will undertake site visits, carry out property searches with colleagues, and manage your own caseload of clients that live in residential care homes and in the community. The job has its own challenges due the nature of the work. The post is a generic post where you will deal with property protection, Sec46 Public Health Funerals, Appointeeship and Deputyship as part of your caseload. You will be well supported in this role by your colleagues and managers. Due to COVID 19 most of our staff work from home, so we are looking for experienced staff in this area as training will be limited.
Experience of Court of Protection Rules in relation to Deputyship for Property & Affairs
Have a good knowledge of accountancy practices in relation managing client’s monies
Experience of making application to the Courts and DWP
Good understanding of IT software packages, CASPAR would be desirable
Be able to manage own caseload and use your own initiative
Knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults
Enjoy the challenge of working in a department where no two days are the same
You must be compassionate and supportive
Due to COVID19 and the fact that most staff are working from home, we will only accept application forms from candidates with a proven history of working with people that are subject to a Court of Protection order for Property and Finance or Appointeeship.
Newham is implementing new terms and conditions of employment for all staff with effect from 1st June 2017. New starters in the period leading up to the 1st of June will be required to sign and accept the current and the new terms and conditions of employment . For further information on the changes please contact email@example.com.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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