Senior Business Rates Officer

St Albans District Council

St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City with a colourful history which can be seen in the Roman remains and variety of beautiful architecture, heritage sites and conservation areas. Set within green belt, off the M25, A1M and M1 the District includes a cathedral, historic city centre and charming villages. Our refurbished offices are in the city centre near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short it is a great place to live and work.

We are looking for a Senior Business Rates Officer to join our high performing Revenues and Benefits team, who are responsible for the billing and recovery of Business Rates of approximately £65 million per year.

The successful candidate will lead on all matters relating to Business Rates and Business Improvement District (BID) payments. They will provide training and guidance to officers on National Non-Domestic Rates and directly manage a small team of Revenues Inspectors.

You will have a comprehensive knowledge of Non-Domestic Rates legislation and caselaw and extensive experience of working in a Revenues environment using the Northgate ‘IWorld’ Revenues and Benefits system. Experience of magistrate courts liability order hearings and completing statutory returns in relation to Business Rates would also be desirable.

In exchange we offer a competitive package which includes up to 28.5 days annual leave, pension scheme, reimbursement of professional fees, access to parking, training and development opportunities, flexible working options (including homeworking), leisure and travel discounts and a number of other benefits.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

For an informal discussion, please contact Richard Skilbeck, Revenues and Benefits Manager on (01727) 819561.

For full details visit or email or telephone (01727) 819251 stating your details and the post reference number.

Location:              Flexible working options 

Interviews are scheduled for w/c: 4th December 2023


Job Reference: (P1790)

Salary range / grade: £37,924 to £42,159 Inclusive Salary Range, up to 19.7% employer pension contribution and casual car allowance - Annual Leave: 28.5 days plus bank holidays

Hours: Full Time - Permanent

Closing date: 26th Nov 2023, 11:59pm

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