Vacancy Details

Revenues Assistant (Recovery and Inspection)

Elmbridge Borough Council
£21,955.00 - £29,403.00 pa
Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
20/09/2019 at 17:00 PM
Elmbridge Borough Council

Revenues Assistant – Recovery and Inspection

Salary: £21,955 -£29,403 pa

Full time: 36 hour per week.



We need someone who can work well with others but also on their own; someone who has strong administration skills, who is thorough and who pays attention to detail. If that someone is you, please read on.


We have a vacancy for a Revenues Assistant in our finance team. Working with our Recovery and Inspection officer, you will help us make sure that council tax and business rates are collected.


Your role will include working on cases where recovering council tax and business rates arrears, with some assistance on sundry debts and housing benefit overpayments, will be needed. Sometimes these could be quite complex cases which will draw on your experience and knowledge of debt management and dealing with sensitive and difficult situations. You will also be supporting some of our most vulnerable customers; helping them to access support that could possibly improve their situation.


As you would expect you will have excellent communication skills, as well as the ability to remain calm with customers who may be angry or upset. You will be a resilient person; determined to help our customers find the best solutions for them.  As part of delivering excellent customer services, you will also have the ability to understand and clearly explain complex rules.


You will have strong digital skills for using web-based applications, spreadsheets and analytics tools and as you may be carrying out inspections and home visits, you will need a valid driving license. If you don’t have a car, don’t worry as you can access Council cars.


What we offer

You will be doing all of this at a progressive and compassionate local authority, committed to delivering excellent services to our customers.


This is an exciting time for Elmbridge as we work towards delivering our five-year vision for the Borough. We are determined to make Elmbridge thrive and we want you to help us with that.


In return you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • Flexible working
  • A free medical check up and flu jab each year
  • Up to 3 days paid leave for you to care for dependents at time of illness or to manage other emergency situations
  • Enrolment to our leisure discount scheme
  • Possibility to be sponsored to obtain an IRRV professional qualification

We can also create a bespoke learning and development programme for you, so that you can progress in your role.


If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply online or if you would to know more you can contact Ann Charles on 01372 474243


Closing date: 17.00 - 20 September 2019

Interview date: w/c 30 September & w/c 7 October 2019

Equal Opportunities

Elmbridge Borough Council - Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please note that we do not accept CVs. We only accept online applications.

To apply use the "Apply Online" button below, which will take you to our Applicant Tracking System ('ATS') where, once you have applied, you can log on to your online account at any time to view the status of any of your applications. By using ATS, you can track the progress of your application(s), receive communications by email, select your own interview time online and see whether you have been made a conditional offer.

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