Jim is President of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV) for 2015-16.
He is also a former President of the IRRV Scottish Association. He is a member of the IRRV’s Benefits and Revenues Faculty Boards.
He is also a member of the IRRV National Council. He lectures in Benefits Administration and Revenues Management for IRRV for the Certificate and Diploma level examinations. He is also the author of distance learning material for NDR Law and Administration in Scotland.
Jim has worked for a number of councils both in Scotland and England over a 37 year career. He also worked for the Valuation Tribunal Service in England. The experience of working for an appellate body gives him a unique insight for a Revenues and Benefits practitioner.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant, in August 2012, Jim worked for West Lothian Council as Revenues and Benefits Manager during a time when they achieved year on year continuous improvements and were recognised for this success in national awards. In August 2011 Jim also became Corporate Procurement Manager at West Lothian.
This blog will keep you updated with Jim's various activities as President from October 2015 onwards.
Jim pictured with IRRV President 2014-15 President Kevin Stewart