Hertsmere is located in southern Hertfordshire – we are 13 miles from Central London and within the M25. We adjoin Greater London with excellent road and rail links making London and the Home Counties easily accessible. The Council Offices are situated in Borehamwood within Zone 6 and with a direct rail link into London Kings Cross St. Pancras. The area is an internationally renowned centre for film and television production, home to BBC Elstree and Elstree Studios (a council owned asset).
We are currently seeking someone to join our Legal team to be responsible for the collection and recovery of council tax, business rates, housing benefit overpayments and sundry debts.
The position involves implementing the various remedies for debt collection and enforcement, in accordance with current legislation, and representing the Council in the County Court in relation to any proceedings that have been instituted.
The successful candidate will be a Chartered Legal Executive with extensive experience of income collection, debt recovery and preparation of court proceedings and appearing in court as an advocate. They will be well-organised, have experience of working with financial systems, income collection and debt recovery and be able to quickly grasp the use of specialised computer packages. They will be able to define priorities, work rapidly and accurately and have the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with members of the public, solicitors, barristers, clerks and court service staff.
The post is offered on a full time, permanent basis (36 hours per week). Benefits include 25 – 30 days annual leave (depending on the length of Local Government Service) plus one floating day per annum, local government pension scheme, flexible working hours (including home working), free car parking, free use of leisure facilities, cycle scheme, season ticket loans and access to a large staff roof garden.
Please follow the link below to apply on line.
Closing date: Midday 23 July 2021
Interviews: Week beginning 2 August 2021