Job Vacancies

Housing Benefit Assessors (LIB133)

Salary: £15,523 - £19,742 per annum depending on experience 

Liberata are looking for experienced Housing Benefit Assessors to be based in Pendle, Nelson. If you have recent previous Housing Benefit claims processing experience then we could have just the job for you.

We are looking for adaptable and self-motivated individuals to join our busy Benefits Team. You will deal with all aspects of processing new applications for Housing and Council Tax administration, including gathering and verifying information and evidence, liaising with other sections and organisations, assessing claims and other administrative duties. 

You should have experience of working in an office environment and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You must be numerate and literate, possess good organisational abilities and have proven ICT skills. Knowledge of housing benefits / council tax benefit legislation would be an advantage but is not essential. 

Progress within the pay scale is linked to performance, ability and experience.

For further information, email

For people with hearing difficulties who have access to a minicom, please dial 01282 878992 using the minicom machine. 

The closing date for this vacancy is Monday 30th November

Assistant Supervisor

Scale 4 (£17,714 - £19,742 per annum)

Assisting with the day-to-day management of the Council’s Environmental Services., activities which will include the supervision of operational staff employed upon waste collection, street cleansing, recycling collections and Landscape Maintenance activities.

The role will include the planning, prioritisation and programming of daily activities and allocating work to ensure the service is delivered in an efficient and cost effective manner.

The successful applicant will have good experience of working in Waste Management or Street Cleansing, with an ability to supervise and motivate staff. You must have good knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the management of their application.

You must also have the ability and be willing to meet our customer’s needs, be computer literate, and have written and verbal communication skills. You must hold a current full driving licence.

For an application pack, email; dial 01282 878811 (24-hour recruitment answerphone service), quoting job reference S87 or visit For people with hearing difficulties who have access to a minicom, please dial 01282 878992 using the minicom machine.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Monday 23rd November 2015

Graduate Placement Scheme

If you’re a Pendle resident and have graduated within the last three years you can apply. Placements last 6-12 months across a range of our exciting and growing businesses.

****The placements below are the last the Council will be subsidising so please get in touch as  soon as possible **** 

  1. Various digital marketing, marketing and brand design type graduate roles available with a range of award winning growing companies.  We currently have four roles available in this field.  More information about one of these roles can be found here
  2. Graduate trainee for SGL Co-Packing Ltd who were established in 1986 as Strategy Group and are based on Lomeshaye Industrial Estate in Nelson. They are market leaders in the co-packing of confectionery and other fast moving consumer goods, customers include Mars.  SGL are seeking a graduate trainee support to the management team in a range of matters relating in food and people safety, processes and procedures
  3. LBS Worldwide and Cloud 1990 have a track record in employing the graduates on a permanent basis who have started with them on a graduate placement scheme. They would now like to create two further graduate roles; the LBS role will be to work in marketing and the Cloud 1990 role to be focusing on IT and project management
  4. Pendle Borough Council – graduate trainee roles available in Building Control and Accountancy.

To register with our graduate scheme and for an information chat about any of the above roles, please contact Hanna Latty on 01282 661677.