Support Officer (AAT Trainee)
We are excited to be able to offer an excellent opportunity to join a well-resourced Finance function within a forward-looking, dynamic local authority. Following a successful restructure, we are undertaking a recruitment campaign to fill a number of vacant posts, seeking to further strengthen our existing Finance team to support the delivery of the Council’s new and ambitious 4-year Strategic Plan.
Your skills and enthusiasm will be essential as the Council undergoes large-scale transformation and responds to the challenges and opportunities post-COVID and through the on-gong cost of living crisis, which impact our residents and businesses alike. Our borough is a microcosm of London with the fastest population growth in the country because we are a very special place where people want to live and work.
We offer good rewards and a vibrant working environment in which to advance your expertise and experience, with plenty of opportunity to expand your learning and career development. Join us and help us make a difference in providing the sound financial environment that enables our front-line services to make it a safer, cleaner, and fairer place for the residents, businesses, and visitors to our Borough.
As part of the Campaign and alongside the other vacancies being separately advertised, we are now recruiting to 2 Support Officer Trainee posts. You will gain a variety of experience of core financial tasks including, supporting the Council’s payments processes to its external suppliers, assisting in the year end closure of accounts process as appropriate, helping to administer and process journals and virements, supporting essential management of correspondence and financial record keeping, with some opportunities for short term placements or secondments across the service.
It is desirable, that successful candidates have a basic knowledge of financial processes, techniques and administration, and have studied, are studying or intend to study the AAT Accounting Qualification (having obtained the minimum entry requirements for this). The successful candidates can be supported as part of the Council’s Apprenticeship programme to study and achieve AAT. You will receive a combination of face to face and remote college teaching support, alongside the in-work experience provided. It is important that you can demonstrate your commitment to supporting the work of our Council, aspiring to our TOWER values.
Further information on the role can be found within the attachment you will find at the bottom of this advert on the Tower Hamlets website.
For the above role candidates successful in the interview stage may be asked to undertake a test.
This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ Internal/ External
Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.
Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.
We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the Borough.
Benefits and Allowances
Normal local government benefits including pension.