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Income Officer Team Leader

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £22 - £24 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

  • Contact email:

    jrichards@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Contact phone:

    0161 233 0034

  • Job ref:

    JR-270

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    26 Feb 00:00

  • Startdate:

    2020-01-29

Income Officer
 
Akton Recruitment currently has an exciting opportunity for some with Income Officer experience to join the team within the Local Authority in the London

Duties
A team leader that can also carry out a review of existing working practices and recommend a clear way forward.  There are around 20 posts focused on HB overpayment recovery backed by a business case to hit levels of recovery that are currently not being met.  It could be these are unrealistic and the business case needs to be reworked, or our practices can be improved to improve collection.  

Job Purpose:
1. To manage debt collection of a single or combination of debt portfolios as required by the service including Housing Benefit Overpayment, Adult Social Care, Sundry Debt and/or any debt recovery portfolio managed within local government
2. This needs to be achieved in accordance with the Debt Recovery Strategy, current legislation and Council Policy, to improve recovery performance and manage bad debt effectively.
3. To manage a team of debt recovery staff and ensure they recover monies owed in an efficient and speedy manner, giving absolute attention to the financial interests of the Council in terms of revenue stream, subsidy and anti poverty policies
4. As required, to manage the Council’s corporate income, preparation and processing of invoices and bank deposits in compliance with the Council’s financial regulations, policies and procedures

If you would like to apply for this position please send a CV or call 01772 428186 and ask for Jordan for more details.