Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making.
We are looking for someone with extensive experience of working within a local authority revenues environment to lead our successful Council Tax, Business Rates and Recovery Teams.
You will have day-to-day responsibility for managing the teams collecting Council Tax from 78,000 domestic properties and Business Rates from 5,500 businesses ensuring that collection rates remain high in a particularly challenging and complex environment whilst maintaining a high level of customer service. You will have direct line management of 3 Team Leaders and responsibility for a team of 13.
You should have an in-depth knowledge of relevant legislation to maximise collection through all available means and to take enforcement action as appropriate whilst maintaining and developing best practice to ensure continuous improvement and value for money.
You will lead, motivate, develop and provide support and guidance to the teams encouraging empowerment at all levels.
You will be a self-starter with an ability to think innovatively and pro-actively on all aspects of the service including developing the Service Plan, implementing new initiatives and dealing with frequent changes in legislation.
You will take a lead role in the investigation and processing of complaints and pre-Valuation Tribunal cases. You will provide specialist advice regarding complex / contentious revenues cases, as well as advising the BID company and CIL Implementation Team regarding appropriate enforcement action.
We are proud of our team and work ethic and strive to provide the best possible service to the residents of Huntingdonshire by working collaboratively with teams across HDC and the rest of the County. The successful candidate will be expected to continue this and develop partnerships with a range of internal and external partners.
This post requires a basic DBS check.
We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.
TO APPLY A full job description along with details of how to apply can be downloaded from our website at https://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/jobs/current-vacancies/
Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Recruitment Business Partner firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for completed applications is 23 January 2022 at midday and interviews will be held w/c 31 January 2022.
Please note that the official closing date is as above and will be the correct date. Some third party websites may have different dates so please always refer to the HDC website for the official closing date to ensure you do not miss out on applying.
We are currently working remotely and will do so for the foreseeable future. When we anticipate returning to the office it will be on a flexible basis which will still include working from home and flexi time opportunities but candidates should be within commutable distance of our offices in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire or able to attend meetings as required if further afield.
At HDC we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to bring diversity of thought and make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next permanent opportunity on a full time basis. We will consider any flexible arrangements and are a supportive employer enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee led environment. We also offer a highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme and provide an array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing as well as generous holiday entitlement dependent upon length of service.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued; there is equality of opportunity and all areas of the community we serve are represented. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.