We're seeking an early years finance support officer to join our team which provides funding for free early education for two, three and four year olds in Brighton & Hove.
The successful candidate will join a team committed to providing the highest possible quality service to the city's early years providers and with a track record of excellent performance; we frequently out-perform other local authorities in the region and you will need to share our focus on continual service improvement.
Start date: September 2021
For an informal discussion about the role please email email@example.com
Interview date: 30th June
About the role
We work with around 180 childcare providers in the private, voluntary, independent and sectors and the role includes collecting and managing child and provider data, checking and administering payments to early years providers and completing audits of provision. You will also provide support and advice to childcare providers on financial aspects of the early years free entitlement. You will need to be able to have a close attention to detail in your work.
You will need to have excellent IT skills, particularly with spreadsheets, and experience of using a web-based database. You must have excellent communication skills and a very helpful manner, including the patience to support early years providers in using the database and responding to queries. You must be able to work effectively within the team, as well as on your own initiative to produce accurate work to tight deadlines
There are significant benefits working for Brighton & Hove city council including generous annual leave, flexible working, family-friendly policies and lifestyle benefits such as a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans and travel discounts. We are also committed to staff training, development and support.
***Important Information to Candidates***
As part of the application process we require you to answer some additional questions to support your application called 'Branching Questions'. These questions form part of the online application process, accessed via the 'Apply' button.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.