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Revenues Assistant

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

One Coventry

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

The Revenues Service is a large team of more than 60 people working together to collect £340 million of corporate revenue to help the Council provide vital services to Coventry residents.  From council tax to business rates to invoices for stalls at the Godiva Festival, the team perform a range of roles to ensure we provide excellent services to residents and internal council departments and that ultimately, we maximise the collection of public funds.  The revenue we collect ensures the council can provide services from bin collections to looking after our parks and green spaces to providing the best possible chances in life for our looked after children.  

Our team is uniquely placed within the council as we interact with every one of Coventry’s 140,000 residential properties and 9,000 commercial properties.  Every resident and customer we deal with has a unique set of circumstances - our team challenge those who can pay and don’t pay – applying a range of legal remedies to compel people to pay what they owe.  But the team also listen to and support those who can’t pay and help some of our most vulnerable residents find a way out of debt.

What is the job role?

Are you an Administrator looking for an opportunity to move into a more specialist role? Do you have proven IT skills?

The Revenues and Benefits Service is looking for Council Tax Assistants to work on the Council Tax team in our Revenues Department. 

You will be part of a team providing a high quality, customer focused service in the collection and enforcement of Council Tax. This is a busy team, administering Council Tax for 140,000 households and collecting annually more that £140 million in Council Tax.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

You will have the ability to prioritise work, be organised, and be self-motivated. You will also have proven IT skills and knowledge of Microsoft Excel would be advantageous for this role. It would also require a good standard of English and Mathematics. Customer-focused service is key in this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate customer service and communication skills.

Whilst it is desirable to have experience and knowledge of processes relating to the administration and collection of Council Tax, full in-house training will be provided. 

When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the Person Specification. When writing your personal statement please include examples. 

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): w/c 13th May 2024

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies

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