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Revenues & Benefits Officers
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Salary 16,781 - 20,138  Per Annum
Permanent  TBC
Leave TBC
Closing Date  30/10/2017

Revenues and Benefits Officer

£16,781- £20,138

Full time – permanent and temporary contracts

Stopford House, Stockport

Your role

Stockport Council’s Revenues and Benefits department is a fast paced and exciting place to work. You will be working with an ambitious award winning team providing an important service to the residents of Stockport.

The Council is committed to staff development, providing a number of training opportunities as well as career progression. It is also a really exciting time to join us as we are currently undergoing a huge digital transformation improving our online offer to provide the best for our residents.  

About you

We are looking to appoint a number Revenues & Benefits Officers. You will be required administer Housing Benefit applications, or Council Tax and Business Rates accounts. If you don’t have any knowledge of these areas, we will help you to develop the skills and experience you already have.

If you have had a career break and not worked in a Local Authority for a while your skills may be a bit rusty but we can soon get you back up to speed.   We are also keen to speak to people who have worked in similar data processing roles for example within the Civil Service, tax, insurance or banking industry.

About us

Stockport is a great place to live, work and visit, home to great schools, thriving businesses, great transport links and strong communities.  It is one of the most sought-after locations in the region. Manchester is just 7 miles away and the national motorway and rail network pass through the town centre.

The town centre offers a 750 year-old market, the latest most desirable stores and great bars and restaurants. Sports and leisure opportunities include golf courses, leisure centres, award-winning local parks, country manor houses, heritage sites and numerous family day-outs.

The Council and its partners is investing around £1 billion into a range of ambitious projects such as a new leisure development, Redrock Stockport which includes a ten screen multiplex cinema as well as a range of retail, restaurants and bars. There is also Stockport Exchange, a modern, mixed-use destination combining office space, a hotel and excellent retail and leisure facilities.

Salary will be dependent on experience.

Timescales

Closing dates 3rd July, 30th October, 5th February, 4th June

Interview dates 17th July, 27th November, 5th March, 2nd July

Start dates 11th September, 8th January, 16th April, 13th August

Applications for this job will be accepted throughout the year and you will be contacted following the closing dates shown above.  If you are selected to progress to the next stage, you will be invited to an informal recruitment day.  This will also give you the opportunity to learn more about the job. 

Selected candidates will be expected to start work on the date indicated above and be available for a 13 week intensive training programme.

To apply for this role please visit our website here https://jobs.stockport.gov.uk/

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