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Debt Recovery Officer X2

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £21166 to £24799 per annum (Grade F)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
19/06/2019 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

We have two vacancies within the Accounts Receivable Team. These posts report into the Exchequer Team Leader.  This team is responsible for the collection of all monies relating to sundry debtor invoices. Being part of West Berkshire’s Accounts Receivable team you will be instrumental in proactively and efficiently collecting the debts owed to the Council.  You will be required to monitor debtors and take prompt action in line with legislation, agreed financial processes and procedures to reduce and mitigate any financial loss to the Council.

Successful applicants must have a flexible and adaptable working style, experience of debt collection and the related legislation, an aptitude and understanding of working with different financial systems and a logical and structured approach to problem solving.  Good numerical reasoning skills, an ability to work under pressure and a willingness to collaborate with innovative working methods are essential. You will be professional and have excellent influencing and negotiating skills. You will be well organised and have excellent communicating skills, both written and verbal. 

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.

Please contact Sarah Gadd on 01635 519648 for an informal chat about these roles.

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

Please complete an online application form.

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