Business Rates Officer 152
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£21,589 - £23,836
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
"Job Title Business Rates Officer Permanent 37 hours The Council Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across the largest county in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate. For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working The Service The Business Rates Team is part of the Council’s Revenues and Benefits Service. The team is based in Ashington and administers and collects Non-Domestic Rates (Business Rates) from over 13,000 businesses in Northumberland. The role The successful candidate will work as part of a team dealing with all aspects of business rates assessment, billing and collection. You must have a good general standard of education demonstrating literacy and numeracy; clerical/administrative experience; knowledge of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 and associated Statutory Instruments; an awareness of best practice in service delivery; and an awareness of the General Data Protection Regulation. You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to support the Council’s commitment to provide excellent customer service. A high degree of confidentiality is essential. You must be a good negotiator, and be able to deal confidently with a full range of requests and remain calm and logical in sometimes difficult situations. You must have experience in working as part of a team, as well as the ability to work on your own initiative to process high volumes of work accurately to deadlines. You should also have experience of operating computerised systems. Experience of working in a Revenues Section in a local authority, and an IRRV Technician qualification would be desirable. We are offering: - Salary £21,589 - £23,836 (Band 5) - Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme - A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision - Flexible working arrangements - Training opportunities relevant to the post. For an informal discussion about this role please contact either Gillian Caisley on 01670 624283, or Dale Kirk on 01670 624312. To view the Job Description and Personal Specification please click here Closing date 27 January 2020 at midnight For further guidance on completing your application and information about our equality and diversity initiatives, please click here Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) on"