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2 x Apprentice Business Administration

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Temporary
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
05/02/2019
Advert End Date:
19/02/2019 23:59
Salary:
£136.90 per week (NMW in second year)
Allowances:
n/a
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Apprenticeships
Vacancy ID:
183720
Employment Location:
Green Lane, Spennymoor or Tanfield Lea
Post Number:
RES/19/15

Job details 

Closing date:
19 Feb


Further information

Financial Support Services provide a number of key front line council functions to residents and businesses throughout the county.

There are currently approximately 60,000 housing benefit/council tax reduction claimants, 244,000 council tax households, 15,000 business rates payers and 7,000 adult social care charge paying clients supported by the service. Many of the clients supported are vulnerable.

The functions which Financial Support Services provide include:

• The administration of council tax billing, council tax reduction and housing benefit
• Managing all aspects of business rates billing, the assessment of social care charging, the assessment and administration of discretionary housing benefit, welfare assistance, supported accommodation housing benefit and the Deputy and Appointee Team
• Providing advice, information, support and representation in relation to welfare benefits
• Management, collection and enforcement of the council’s sundry debt, council tax and business rates
• Management and reconciliation of all the council’s income and expenditure to major funds
• Management and support of the council’s end-to-end procure-to-pay (P2P) process, including transactional purchasing support and the processing and control of invoice payments to the council’s creditors
• Provision of technical and administrative support for the service area

The successful candidates will develop skills to provide effective and efficient support to the team to help the service to operate effectively and efficiently.

Candidates should either have or expect to achieve 4 GCSEs at Grades A-C/9-4 including Maths and English Language or Level 2 in literacy and numeracy (or equivalent).

For further information regarding this vacancy please contact Michelle Smithson on 03000 263552 or email michelle.smithson@durham.gov.uk.

Interviews will be held Tues 5th and Wednesday 6th March 2019.

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on 03000 267247 or email hrresources@durham.gov.uk.

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