Senior Business Rates Officer

Braintree District Council

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Business Rates Officer to join our Exchequer team.


Taking a lead on delivering the service to bill and collect Business Rates, you will maintain the Non-Domestic Rate person and property databases, manage the schedule of officers reviewing unoccupied and exempt properties, liaise with customers and provide supervision to the team.


You will also attend court hearings and valuations tribunals and look after the more complex areas of Business Rates, including resolving disputes and complaints, supporting with decisions that require discretion, providing detailed statements and calculations, recovery selection and preparing cases for insolvency, charging order or insolvency.


You will need to have experience of Business Rate Magistrate court hearings and valuation tribunals, as well as dealing with complex disputes and complaints.


Good organisational and IT skills are a must, along with the ability to work unsupervised to meet deadlines.


You will also have great interpersonal and customer service skills, with the ability to coach and develop team members.


For an informal conversation about this role please contact Nicola Ridgewell on 01376 552525.


Why choose Braintree District Council?

Braintree District Council is a great place to work.  We pride ourselves on our creative and innovative approach which is led by our staff.  We are committed to having an engaged workforce who understand our strategy and how they can help deliver it.  Some of the benefits of working for Braintree Council are:

-Flexible working

-Local government pension scheme

-Learning and development for all staff

-Staff discounts at local businesses

-Staff recognition schemes

-Extensive health and wellbeing programmes including discounted gym membership

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Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Midnight on Monday 23rd October


Salary range / grade: Grade 4, £32,330 to £35,730 per annum

Hours: Full Time - Permanent

Closing date: 23rd Oct 2023, 11:59pm

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