Advert introductionDo you have excellent finance and administration skills, a good eye for detail and a commitment to providing exceptional customer service?
Main advert detailWe're seeking an early years finance support officer to join our team which provides funding for free childcare for two, three and four year olds in Brighton & Hove. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Contact detailsVicky Jenkins
Childcare Strategy Manager - Free Entitlement
Additional informationInterview Date: Monday 4th March 2019.
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As part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.