We have an exciting opportunity for two Project Officers to join our Free Entitlement Team. The purpose of this role is to support the effective administration of the statutory requirements for the free early education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and other related childcare and early education initiatives. The successful candidates will work as part of a team and will be required to collect child level headcount data from childcare providers, using Synergy FIS, and produce an accurate payment to all providers on a termly/monthly basis. The post holders will be responsible for reconciling these payments against the central finance system. Additionally you will be required to assess the eligibility for 2 year old funding, Camden’s Enhanced Offer funding and Early Years Pupil Premium liaising with parents and providers on the assessment outcomes.
To be considered for one of these vacancies we are looking for keen problem-solvers who possess a good working knowledge of free early education. The ideal candidates will be fully proficient utilising Synergy FIS and can interpret financial data analysis whilst safely and effectively manipulating data to maintain records and produce reports. You must be an excellent communicator (written and verbal) coupled with excellent customer services skills as well as advanced knowledge of MS Office packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the use of databases. The post holders are required to work with and make regular contact with Maintained Nurseries, Schools, Private, Voluntary and Independent childcare providers and childminders across the borough. The successful candidates will also be required to build and maintain good working relationships and model the Camden Ways of Working so it is essential that you have the ability to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Closing dates for applications: Thursday 13th September 2018
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 180000QV