- We are looking for someone who is an effective finance business partner, essential to this role spanning both schools and council directorates.
- The successful applicant will join a diverse, friendly and professional team.
- The finance service at Brighton and Hove City Council is performing well and has strong customer satisfaction results.
- Schools are operating in an environment of increasingly tight resources with associated requirements for higher level advice.
The team are currently working at home but are usually based in Bartholomew House in Brighton.
Interview date: Friday 4 February 2022
For an informal discussion, please contact Steve Williams (Principal Accountant) on 01273 293437, Sue Pollock (Accountant) on 01273 293457 or Jane Moodey (Accountant) on 01273 293460.
About the role
- This role is key in helping schools and other children’s services to maximise their use of resources to deliver excellence for the children of Brighton and Hove.
- The postholder will work on the team providing finance support to our schools.
What skills do you have?
- Do you have a passion for supporting schools who are working in an ever more demanding environment?
- Do you enjoy using your expertise as a finance professional to improve the service delivered to schools?
- Are you skilled in analysing and interpreting financial data?
- Do you consider yourself to have strong communication and organisational skills, critical to managing the team providing finance support to schools and wider business relationships?
- Are you skilled in developing, writing and presenting financial reports and training in an accessible manner for non-finance experts?
- You will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic team where diversity is valued.
- You will be able to work flexibly, including working from home.
- The team is supportive, friendly and sociable.
- In the last staff survey 100% of team members:
- get a sense of achievement from the work they do
- felt that the organisation feels like a fair and inclusive place to work
- felt that their line manager treated them with respect
- felt that their views and opinions were valued by their line manager
- were able to balance their work and home life
- felt their line manager trusts them to make the right decisions at work
- felt behaviour that offends others is not tolerated in their team
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Please note this role is subject to a Standard DBS check.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
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, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.