Wealden serves a population in excess of 160,000, the largest in East Sussex and in geographical area at 323 sq. miles, we are amongst the largest Districts in England. As an organisation, Wealden has 350 employees.
We need you – a dynamic individual with a strong track record - to lead Wealden’s team responsible for the assessment of Benefits, Systems and Overpayments, Council Tax and Business Rates.
You will be expected to give direction to the teams to ensure we collect Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rates, make accurate payments of Housing Benefit and Discretionary Housing Payments, manage our local Council Tax Support Scheme and help frame our response to the ever changing Welfare Reform agenda.
We would like you to be a Member of the IRRV or hold an equivalent qualification and be able to demonstrate your continuing professional development. You will have excellent ICT skills, well developed numerical skills and be able to communicate effectively at all levels. Ideally you will have wide experience of managing revenues and benefits including completing Housing Benefit Subsidy claims and Council Tax and NNDR returns for Government to a high standard.
We will provide you with an excellent package, including competitive salary, a career average salary pension scheme, flexitime and offer a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes including discounted leisure centre membership. If you currently live over 25 miles outside of our District you may be eligible for assistance with your relocation to this area.
Reporting to the Head of Customer Services, part of your role will be to continue to drive improvements to efficiency and customer service. You will be expected to help advise Senior Management and elected Members, and work closely with our partners and others within the Council to help Wealden make a positive difference to the lives of our residents.
If you would like to take this opportunity to join a forward thinking Council, help us build on our strong track record of success, and help us plan for the future we would like to hear from you.
Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
Details of how to apply with further information such as the Job Description and Specification is available at:- http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/Jobs_and_Careers/Job_Vacancies/Job_LocalTaxationBenefitsManagerN6002.aspx
The closing date for the post is the 14 January 2018
Interviews will be held on the 26 January 2018