Business Rates Officer

17.10 - 18.00 GBP Hourly
22 Feb 2021
22 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Belmont Recruitment are currently looking for an experienced Business Rates Officer to join Bradford Council's Revenues, Benefits and Payroll Service on an initial 3 month temporary assignment. This is a full time position, working 37 hours per week (Monday - Friday).

The Revenues & Benefits Service deals with the billing, collection and enforcement of Business Rates owed to the Council. This multi-functional role involves dealing with incoming post and telephone calls from businesses, sole traders, agents and property owners in relation to funds that are due.

Duties & Responsibilities will include:

* Ensuring that individual Business Rates accounts are administered, collected and enforces in accordance with relevant legislation and policy standards

* Determining the liability of individuals / organisations to pay Business Rates and making arrangements accordingly

* Authorising the write off of debt in accordance with Council standing orders

* Making arrangements for payment within given guidelines using available information

* Ensuring that any suspicions of irregular or fraudulent claims or accounts are referred to the Fraud Unit

* Ensuring effective liaison with members of the public, Business Rates payers and Benefits employees


* Previous experience of working within a Business Rates Team or similar

* Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the Council's Business Rates Policies and Strategies

* Ability to use a range of complex IT packages

Please apply with an up to date CV if this position would be of interest. Alternatively, please contact Recruitment for further information

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