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Recovery Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
08/10/2020
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/10/2020 00:00
Salary:
£21,589 - £23,836
Allowances:
21589
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
200989
Employment Location:
Wansbeck Square
Closing date:
20 Oct
Further Information

Recovery Officer
37 hours per week

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 Recovery Team is part of the Council’s Revenues and Benefits Service.  The team is based in Ashington and is responsible for collection, recovery and enforcement of council tax, business rates and sundry debt. 

The role
The successful candidate will work as part of a team dealing with all aspects of council tax, business rates and sundry debt collection, recovery and enforcement.  You must have a good general standard of education demonstrating literacy and numeracy; clerical/administrative experience; knowledge of the Local Government Finance Acts and associated Statutory Instruments; an awareness of best practise 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:
- A starting salary of £21,589 (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 Rebecca Whitfield on 01670 624335 (except Fridays) or Keith Teasdale on 01670 624284.             

CLOSING DATE 19 OCTOBER 2020          

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.