Business Rates Officer.152

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 07/07/2021 23:59
£22,183 - £24,491
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Wansbeck Square
Number of posts:
Closing date:
7 Jul
Further Information

Business Rates Officers

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties 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 candidates 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, 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 £22,183 - £24,491 (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.

Interviews will be held w/c 26th July 2021

For an informal discussion about this role please contact either Gillian Caisley on 01670 624283, or Dale Kirk on 01670 624312.

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.