Head of Revenues
Leeds City Council
Job id 4668

Yorkshire and Humberside
Salary £66,374 - £72,812 £66,374 - £72,812

Closing Date 21st of June 2024

Job title: Head of Revenues

Salary: £66,374- £72,812 

Hours: Full time 

Contract: Permanent

Location: Leeds

As a Head of Revenuesyou’ll have a keen eye for detail and a passion for making transformational and cost-effective changes within Leeds City Council.    

You’ll be responsible for delivering efficient and effective revenue services for the council including council tax, business rates, general income, and overpaid housing benefit. You’ll make sure that the team follows the legislation and provide clear guidance that applies to their work, and that accurate and timely information is provided to senior managers, councillors, and partners when needed.

You’ll be an innovative and compassionate leader, working closely with colleagues, partners, and key stakeholders to plan, manage and continuously improve the revenue services.

Leeds City Council is one of the largest employers in the region with over 14,000 employees. We seek to recruit and develop talented individuals who embody our council values and ambitions.

About you

As our Head of Revenues, you will bring to the role:

  • An IRRV qualification and/or
  • Substantial senior management experience within a revenues environment of a large organisation
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of economic strategy and policy, understanding of local government and experience working on politically sensitive issues 
  • Experience of successful leadership and management of large scale projects, successfully implementing transformational change 
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence, negotiate and establish credibility across sectors to enhance reputation and form positive relationships
  • Evidence of building relationships with partners and key stakeholders to drive successful partnerships that deliver cross-sector priorities and outcomes

About the role 

As our next Head of Revenues, you’ll become part of the fast paced and innovative Financial Services.  The service works within a complex financial landscape to provide high quality financial information and advice to enable the council to deliver its priorities while achieving value for money. 

You’ll lead the team responsible for the calculation, billing, and collecting the council’s revenue. This role will manage the team and lead them as they can be dealing with challenging situations, particularly in the current financial climate. You’ll support your team while building collaborative relationships with senior officers and other stakeholders, understanding their needs, but providing challenge where needed. 

You’ll be closely supported by the Chief Officer of Financial Services, working with them to ensure the council and the people of Leeds are receiving an efficient and cost-effective service. 

What we offer you

We take pride in offering the best employee experience, with benefits including:

  • a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement plus statutory holidays
  • membership of the West Yorkshire Pension Fund with generous employer contributions
  • flexible and hybrid working arrangements subject to service requirements
  • a clear career pathway and continuing professional development opportunities
  • a range of staff benefits to help you boost your wellbeing and make your money go further

How to apply

To apply, please follow this link to the Leeds City Council jobs site: https://jobs.leeds.gov.uk/jobs/head-revenues-req24873

If you have any queries or would like an informal chat about the role please contact Mark Amson, Head of Revenues. Call 0113 3788290 or email Mark.Amson@leeds.gov.uk.


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