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Senior Land Charges and Property Analyst

  • Location

    Wembley, London

  • Sector:

    Housing Benefits & Planning

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £19.03 - £19.98 per hour

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    2 Months

  • Start date:


  • Expiry date:


Our client is seeking a Senior Land Charges and Property Analyst on an initial 2 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours:

36 Hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate:

£19.03 p/h

Job Purpose:

To maintain the Local Land and Property Gazetteer and use data and knowledge to contribute to up to date and accurate Council wide databases.

To manage the Local Land Charges register and the efficient processing of replies to land and property searches.

To be responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the land charges income and to ensure that all transactions are processed in accordance with relevant Financial Regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To maintain and manage the Property database, undertaking amendments to it as required by internal and external partners (e.g. Valuation Office, Street Naming and Numbering), on a scheduled or ad hoc basis.

Answer queries and run reports as appropriate to support other services.

Perform database queries and reports to identify and resolve errors and omissions and undertaking data matching with Post Office Address File, Valuation Office Agency and Council Tax records.

Work collaboratively with these services to provide unauthorised works reports, carry out data matching, notification of new and altered properties to ensure records are accurate and kept updated:

 Building Control

 Planning Enforcement

 Local Land Charges

 Street Naming and Numbering

 Electoral Services Version

 Business Rates

 Council Tax

 Benefit services

 Other services as required

Create and amend Crystal Reports as required for IT Business Objects.

Be the Local Gazetteer Custodian maintaining the Local Land and Property Gazetteer component to BS7666 standard and agreed improvement schedules lodged with GeoPlace as part of the corporately signed Data Co-operation Agreement.

Use and provide data to other services to ensure maximisation of income to the Council.

Maintaining an accurate and up to-date Local Land Charges Register in accordance with current legislative requirements and to agreed service standards.

Deal with complex enquiries from solicitors, search agents or the public.

Keep up to-date with the requirements of Local Land Charges Act 1975 and associated legislation, and advise stakeholders of the effect of this legislation.

Keep up to date with national initiatives such as NLPG that could impact on the Council's Local Land Charges Register service, and manage transition if and when required.

Liaise with and co-ordinate other service areas, including Legal Services, to ensure prompt completion of local land and property searches to meet performance standards.

Maintain, develop and evaluate systems and procedures to improve service quality and accessibility to enhance service delivery.

Maintain accurate and up to-date performance management reports and interpret the information in a meaningful way that can be communicated effectively to senior managers.

Be responsible for the maintaining and reconciling regular income accounts and prepare financial reports of fee income received ensuring strict compliance with Financial Regulations.

Manage the performance of the team through training and development and in accordance with the Council's processes.

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and all employees are required to act in such a way that at all times safeguards the health and well-being of children and vulnerable adults.

Carry out duties with due regard to the Council's Customer Care, Equal Opportunities, Information Governance, Data Protection and Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Undertake any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of this post.

Skills and Experience:

Substantial experience of the processes and requirements associated Local Land Charges Act 1975, CON 29 and other relevant legislation.

Experience of working with database systems.

Experience of interrogating data and running reports, analysing and explaining outputs.

Experience of basic financial administration.

Ability to communicate effectively in oral, interpersonal and written form to staff at all levels of the Council and with members of the public and outside organisations.

Good IT skills including Windows, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

Specialist IT skills: Acolaid or other planning related system, property and land use databases.

Analytical skills: ability to interrogate reports and explain outputs and options, including of large volumes of data.

Financial skills - ability to do basic financial administration including receipting, accounting procedures and reconciliation.

Customer care skills: ability to promote initiatives to improve the quality of the service and deal with customer enquiries to a high standard.

Time/priority management - ability to set and work to clear objectives, identifying the tasks required for their delivery and to monitor and manage competing demands to meet deadlines.

Ability to supervise and manage team members to ensure priorities and work programme are delivered.

Performance management - ability to work to targets and deadlines and report on those as required.

Ability to develop systems and implement new ideas to benefit the objectives of the department.

For this role you will need the following:

- You are eligible to work in the UK.

- 2 Written references.

- A suitable NI Number.

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