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Schools Finance Consultant

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1597/815
  • Published: Mon 08/04/2019, 14:54 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/04/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours.
  • Salary: £44,838 per annum for 36 hours per week
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead Surrey

Description

£44,838 to £50,711 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead KT22 7AH. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. 

Flexible working supported and encouraged where possible, with a laptop and mobile phone supplied. 24 days annual leave (28 after two years) , local government salary-related pension offered as well as the option to join the car lease scheme and have discounted child care vouchers. For more information on the many other benefits available to our staff, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

About the role

About the Role

Surrey County Council is the largest employer in Surrey. Our organisation is split across a diverse range of directorates and services spanning the entire county. The Schools Finance Consultant posts sit within the Finance Directorate and also involve close working with colleagues in the Education, Lifelong Learning & Culture service.

The council is responsible for the financial management of over 200 maintained schools with budgets totalling over £400m. The Schools Finance Consultant roles will be responsible for monitoring the financial positon of Surrey's maintained schools, highlighting potential risks and ensuring appropriate action is undertaken to protect the finances of our schools and the county council. The post will involve a significant number of school visits across Surrey.

The successful applicant will

  • Liaise, communicate and build relationships with schools, council colleagues and other key stakeholders to promote and maintain strong levels of financial management within Surrey maintained schools
  • Further develop tools to recognise financial risks at school and council level, issuing guidance and taking action as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the delivery of Directorate and council objectives.

Although this role involves working as part of a team you will be given the tools to work independently and flexibly as the business needs, to allow you to deliver work to a high standard.

To be shortlisted to interview your expression of interest should provide evidence, with examples where relevant, in the following areas:

  • Sound practical experience of analysing schools' budget plans and recommending appropriate recovery action
  • An awareness of the key expectations of the Schools Financial Value Standard and potential risk areas 
  • Sound experience of advising schools in financial management procedures including an awareness of Surrey and DfE guidance
  • Experience of working with headteachers, bursars, governors and other key stakeholders to ensure the long term financial viability of schools.

Additional information

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact David Green on 020 8541 8010 or Lynn McGrady on 020 8541 9212 or email david.green.ses@surreycc.gov.uk or lynn.mcgrady@surreycc.gov.uk. We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on the 28th of April 2019.

Dates of interviews to be determined.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1597/815
  • Published: Mon 08/04/2019, 14:54 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/04/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours.
  • Salary: £44,838 per annum for 36 hours per week
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead Surrey

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