An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, ambitious and innovative individual to join the SEN and Disabled Children’s Service on a fixed term basis due to secondment.
This is a key role within the Service. The post holder will be required to monitor a range of high profile budgets, collate and analyse data and support the development of policy and strategy in relation to children with SEN and disabilities. The successful candidate will ideally have experience or a qualification in accountancy/finance and have advanced numerical skills.
The post holder will directly manage the Senior Administrator and the Finance Assistant. However, they will be asked to provide direction and leadership to the whole administration team, currently 7 people, including annual reviews and performance management for all members of the team. They will be actively involved in the allocation of work and creating and maintaining systems for administrative support.
This is a challenging and diverse role which requires the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of colleagues across the Council and in schools and other agencies.
The ability to work on your own initiative and balance competing priorities is paramount – as is being able to work to tight timescales and to prioritise your own workload.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.
This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies
If you would like to have an informal discussion about this role, its duties and responsibilities, please contact Jane Seymour on 01635 519713
This role is fixed term for 12 months – Backfill for Secondment.
Interviews are scheduled to take place on the 21st April 2021.
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply
Please complete an online application form.
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