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  • Ref no: EAL04656
  • Published: 14/2/2020
  • Closes: 23/2/2020
  • Location: Council HQ, John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA
  • Salary: £21,844.00 - £23,888.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Temporary
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Temporary secondment cover until March 2021
Days and Times of Work:
Mon-Fri (flexi)
To start asap

Applications for this post will only be accepted from current employees of East Lothian Council (this includes casual and agency staff who are currently undertaking work for us).  Anyone applying for this post as a secondment should discuss this with their current line manager in the first instance.

An opportunity has arisen for a Sundry Accounts Officer to work within the Revenues & Welfare Support Service based at John Muir House, Haddington.

The Council's Sundry Accounts Team is responsible for collecting Council service charges, maximising income and collecting arrears. The team works closely with a range of Council Services to ensure that charges are collected efficiently and accurately.

The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent communication and negotiation skills, successful debt management experience and an ability to use their initiative and creativity to solve problems.

Job Details

To assist in the provision of a comprehensive Sundry Accounts Service, ensuring the timely administration and collection of all miscellaneous income due to the Council by safeguarding tax payer’s assets and supporting services to effectively manage their resources.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’ – values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to HNC or SVQ Level 3 in Accountancy or similar subject and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through
relevant experience.

The preferred candidate for this position may be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note:
If a Disclosure check is required and you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will also be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Additional Information

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