Contract: Secondment/fixed term for 12 months
Closing Date: 12th September 2018
Interview Date: 25th September 2018
More about the role:
Central Bedfordshire Council is a large unitary authority that strives to put its customers first. We are developing a 24/7 online offering to give the people in our community even greater accessibility and are constantly looking at other ways to improve.
Our Revenues and Benefits Service is critical to our future success as it facilitates the billing and collection of Council Tax and Business Rates as well as the assessment of Benefit claims thus ensuring we achieve positive outcomes in a sensitive way. Help us change for the better.
As a clerical officer in Customer Accounts you will work as part of a small team who open and sort all post received and prioritise it by impact to ensure it reaches the assessment teams in a timely and secure manner. The main areas of responsibility are:
• Handling post and information securely ensuring it reaches the intended recipient.
• Scanning and indexing all the incoming post.
• Returning post and identifying valuables for return by recorded delivery on the same day.
You will be required to work within a task based environment managing repetitive work, ensuring administrative processes are done with attention to detail and care. An awareness of working within an administrative role relating to Council Tax, Business Rates and Housing Benefit would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be given.
It’s always busy, so working as a team to process lots of information efficiently is essential. As it is a small team you may be required to work flexibly to cover holidays and long-term absences although prior notice will be given.
Join us and take advantage of a generous rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Richard Purnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0300 300 5538
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at email@example.com
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx