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Revenues Officer Recovery x 2 (Req No. 001221)
Oxford City Council
Salary 21,137 - 26,550  Per Annum Career Grade Scheme G4 with progression to G5
Permanent  37 hours
Closing Date  22/09/2017

Oxford City Council is committed to delivering excellent public service. We need to collect £170m of Council Tax, Business Rates and Housing Benefit overpayments each year to fund delivery of our services. We need a Recovery Officer to join the Revenues team to help us achieve this.


This role is a career graded opening with integrated training and development opportunities to enable you to progress to grade 5 level if you're not quite there yet! The job will involve money due collections, Court attendance, repayment plan negotiations, referring suitable debtors to Advice Centres, taking recovery action where a plan cannot be agreed and identifying suitable cases for legal enforcement or write-off. We are looking for a flexible and hardworking person who is interested in positively contributing to our team.


If you have the skills needed to be successful in this type of work then we would very much like to hear from you.


Please state whether you are applying for grade 4 or grade 5 on the supporting statement section of your application


About us

Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi award winning Council and in 2015 we secured Champion IiP status along with Overall IiP Employer of the Year 2015, demonstrating our commitment to our employees and their wellbeing.  We also scooped the Association of Public Sector Excellence Council of the Year award in 2015 and the Municipal Journal Best Achieving Council prize in 2014. 


With over 1,200 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities now is a truly exciting time to be working in Local Government.  We are all about going above and beyond to improve outcomes for local people, and you might be surprised at the range and quality of services we provide.


We offer a great range of benefits which include generous holiday from 28 days per year plus bank holidays, Local Government defined benefit pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and the ability to work flexibly in many of our roles.  We offer well defined opportunities through our learning and development programme.  We also support our staff through the employee wellbeing programme with a range of services including resilience training, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.


How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document.  Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements.  More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).

For further information and how to apply online, please visit

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848 or 07483 011151 for Direct Services roles. 

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.


For an informal discussion about the post please contact, Moses Christopher on 01865 252446 or email


We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome applicants from all communities.   As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for any vacancies.


Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.