Schools Finance Officers: Grade 5 - £22,183 - £24,491 (Permanent, Full or Part-Time)
Some 170,000 people call the borough of Wokingham home. With great schools, up-to-date facilities and a beautiful semi-rural location, there’s an exceptional quality of life – and it’s about to get even better. Right now, we have major plans for the future, designed around our residents: 13,000 new homes, better infrastructure, and a commitment to creating the best possible children’s services.
Wokingham Borough Council is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative individual to work in the Schools Finance Team, providing effective financial advice, practical support, and valuable training opportunities to schools within Wokingham Borough.
Working within the Finance Business Partnering team, the team works closely with School Business Managers, as well as colleagues in Children’s Services, playing an important role in assisting schools and the Local Authority in fulfilling their statutory finance duties and responsibilities.
The successful candidate will be able to work on their own initiative, taking ownership of their work, with the ability to interpret, extract and assess important information, especially numerical data. You will have a commitment to embracing change, striving to continually improve, as well as a strong customer service ethos and excellent communication skills.
You should be capable of working in an accurate and organised way and have a good eye for detail, assisting with improvements to make the team more efficient. It is essential that you can work well under pressure, meet deadlines, and adopt a flexible approach.
Please note that while the Council operates a flexible working policy, this post is most suited to full-time working. There will be occasions where there is a requirement to finish work where statutory or corporate deadlines need to be met.
This opportunity is open on both a full and a part-time basis, so hours and working pattern are negotiable.
Employed by Wokingham Borough Council, you will enjoy all the usual benefits of being a local authority employee, including generous leave entitlement, membership of the local government pension scheme, flexitime, and the opportunity for smart working.
You will be based in Wokingham town centre, a short walk from the railway station and easily accessible by car. Currently most staff at WBC are working from home in accordance with government guidelines. The future working pattern is likely to be a combination of flexible home working and office based.
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers, and volunteers to share this commitment.
Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.
To apply, please follow the link to the online application form. CVs are not accepted. If shortlisted for interview, Wokingham Borough Council operates a competency-based interview process.
Closing date: 11pm, Sunday 31st October 2021.
For an informal discussion, please contact Katherine Vernon, Schools Finance Manager on 07824 406753
Please visit: www.wokingham.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/ for more information about this role.