Administration Officer - Income and Billing

Location
Council House, Solihull, B91 9RR
Salary
£18,887 to £23,484 per annum. Incremental progression between bands is dependent on experience, performance and undertaking the additional specified criteria of the Band C role.
Posted
25 Jul 2022
Closes
07 Aug 2022
Job Ref
SOL000004895
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Hours:
37.0 Hours per Week

Band B/C £18,887 to £23,484 per annum

Incremental progression between the bands is subject to performance and meeting the skills and experience criteria required for Band C.

Are you an experienced administrator interested in building a career within a fast paced Income and Awards / Revenue and Benefits team?

As a high performing Metropolitan Council for Council Tax collection, we ensure the effective processing of billing and collection with regards to Council Tax, Non Domestic Rates, Business Improvement District (BID), Housing Benefit Overpayments and Sundry Debts.

Administration Officer - Income and Billing

As an Administration Officer (Income Billing Officer), you will join our successful Revenues team and take a customer focused approach to support the collection of all income for SMBC.

You will be providing administrative support for all aspects of Income Collection including billing of Council Tax, Business Rates, Business Improvement District, Sundry Income and Housing Benefit overpayments including:

  • Setting up new customers and payments on a range of IT systems
  • Processing customer amendments including changes to occupation, direct debits, payment dates and methods.
  • Responding to all routine billing enquiries from members of the public, businesses and other agencies by telephone, written correspondence or electronic means
  • Processing refunds of overpaid Council Tax, NNDR, BID, Housing Benefit Overpayments
  • Sending reminder correspondence for income including council tax payments.

You will need:

  • 4 GCSE’s A-C including Maths and English (or equivalent), or be able to demonstrate effective numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Experience of working in an office environment.
  • Effective communication skills, both spoken and written
  • Experience of working in a performance driven environment against specific targets
  • Sound analytical skills for accurately handling and processing data

In return, we offer you a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and experience within a high performing team environment.

Working for Solihull means that we can offer employees a great working environment, together with a range of flexible working options, attractive staff discounts and a career average pension scheme.

We are currently implementing our Smarter Ways of Working as we recognise that work is what you do and not necessarily where you go.  Our aim is to balance the needs of our employees with service delivery and, for these roles, this is likely to include a combination of working from home and from our offices in Central Solihull.

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Chris Whitehouse, Income Team Leader on 0121 704 8562.

Interviews w/c 15th August 2022

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Not Required .

This post requires a Baseline Personnel Security Standards check including a standard DBS check.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Supporting documents
Job Description & Person Specification

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