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Senior Finance Officer

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • County Hall, Lewes
  • Salary
  • £30,740 - £32,898 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 02/06/2024
  • Department
  • Business Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1127/40533
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1127/40533
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • County Hall, Lewes
  • Salary
  • £30,740 - £32,898 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 02/06/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Business Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Administration and Clerical

 

Would you like to feel like you are making a difference providing support to schools in East Sussex?

The ESCC Schools Finance Team, provides financial advice, guidance, system support and training to schools in and around East Sussex. Our busy, dynamic and friendly team are looking for an enthusiastic team member to join us delivering and developing our valued service into the future.

This interesting and varied role will give you the opportunity to provide vital support and guidance to Bursars, Business Managers and other school staff. Your role will involve providing well-informed advice to support schools’ day to day financial processes and management, you will be keen on process improvement and supporting the effective use of technology to save time and perform tasks efficiently.

The team is based in Lewes where we come together regularly. We work in a hybrid way both in the office and remotely, but County Hall in Lewes remains our primary work base and we value coming together as a team particularly in support of newer members. The ability to work remotely will be dependent on training, experience and ability to provide effective support.  From time to time your role may also involve travel to schools in East Sussex and surrounding areas.

If you are a committed and proactive team player, have some knowledge of financial management (ideally in schools), have strong IT skills (particularly excel), excellent communication skills and a real commitment to customer service, we would love to hear from you.

To apply please click the apply now button above, and upload a CV with Covering Letter addressing how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests. We look forward to reading how you meet the criteria in your application. 

Interviews are expected to be held W/C 3rd June 2024.

East Sussex is a great place to work. One of the most important things about working here is the knowledge that you’re working to help others and the real sense of achievement and purpose that brings.

Employees benefit from a competitive salary, including a generous pension offer as well as a number of other staff benefits including discount travel, employee assistance program and a host of discounts from many high street retailers. More information can be found on our benefits page.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity contact Sarah Rice, Finance Manager Schools sarah.rice@eastsussex.gov.uk .

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Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time 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 Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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