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Business Rates Officer at Capita, London, Remote.

  • Entry Level
  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Remote

Website Capita

Job Description

Job Title: Business Rates Officer

Becoming a Business Rates Visiting Officer with Capita Local Government

Salary: £25,750 per annum

Location: London (Lambeth and Barnet)

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

The Revenues Inspectorate team is responsible for visits and inspections to various Local authority contracts and as our business has grown, there is a need to expand our team of inspectors who are currently based in London. We are looking to recruit into a permanent post.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a confident attitude to work within a busy and friendly environment with the existing inspector. The successful candidate will be provided with full training and guidance and will be required to undertake Business Rates visits within the London Borough of Lambeth and when required, provide support to their team members which may require inspections within other London boroughs.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Visits to commercial premises
  • Arranging appointments with Landlords, agents,  business owners, etc. to gain access to premises
  • Liaising with other agencies eg; The Valuation office Agency and other departments within the Council
  • Regular inspections of properties or sites that have been given planning permission to carry out works that will affect the Rating List.
  • To provide reports to the Valuation office Agency that assist towards keeping Business Rates database up to date
  • To establish liability, entitlement, to exemptions, discounts and reliefs

What we’re looking for:

Person Attributes:

  • Enthusiastic, Friendly and confiden
  • Able to use own initiative and self motivated
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Essential Experience/Skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • In possession of a full driving License.
  • Able to work with a high level of accuracy and thoroughness
  • Computer literate
  • GCSE Maths – Grade C or above
  • GCSE English – Grade C or above

Desirable Experience/Skills

  • Working knowledge of Business Rates
  • Knowledge of Academy revenues Application
  • Experience of undertaking unaccompanied visits to Businesses in accordance with laid down procedures and safety guidelines

About us: Capita Public Service – LPS

Our world class Local Government Services team supports local councils to improve outcomes and focus on what matters in their communities. Managing tax and other revenue collection, benefits payments, building control support, IT networks, accounting and much more – we make it easier for council teams to concentrate on front line services.

Utilizing your Revenues and Benefits knowledge, you will champion learning and development within our back offices, ensuring all aspects of employee development from new starter and upskill training through to ongoing support development.

What’s in it for you?

  • A great basic salary
  • 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform
  • Opportunity to work from home

 

You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You’ll be joining a network of 55,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

 

What we hope you’ll do next:

Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.

 

To view our Covid-19 and process adjustments information, please visit the Capita Careers site.

 

Equal Opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. During the application process, you’ll be asked to share your personal characteristics and data with us. This helps us understand our audience so we can make sure we are doing everything we can to attract a diverse range of people and ensure our recruitment processes are fair and inclusive.

To apply for this job please visit www.capita.com.

Business Rates Officer at Capita, London, Remote.
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