Finance Apprentice (24 month fixed term)
We serve approximately 108,000 residents at South Staffordshire Council.
Over 80% of the District lies within the Green Belt with a variety of large villages down to smaller hamlets, all with their own distinct identity. We have four Strategic Employment Sites which have attracted the likes of JLR and Moog and there are proposals to extend these employment sites at ROF Featherstone and i54 South Staffordshire. In addition there is a rich historic legacy with 19 Conservation Areas, over 850 listed buildings/heritage assets and 13 historic parklands. It is therefore a diverse District with plenty of opportunities. The District is located in close proximity to the West Midlands Conurbation.
South Staffordshire is a District Council within Staffordshire approximately four miles from the centre of Wolverhampton, with great transport links including close proximity to two railway stations with direct connections to Wolverhampton and Birmingham or Telford through to Shrewsbury.
The Role – As a Finance Apprentice with South Staffordshire Council you will be responsible for providing and supporting a robust, proactive financial information and control service to our Corporate Finance and Financial Operations teams. You’ll use your analytical skills and finance expertise to actively participate in the development of a customer focussed finance function – helping to achieve continually improving service levels, management information and standardisation of processes.
The Individual - The successful candidate will hold five GCSE’s grade C or above including Maths and English or a relevant Level 2 NVQ (e.g. AAT level 2) and must also be willing to undertake an AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. You need to be able to evidence the ability to analyse and evaluate information, accurate numerical and analytical skills and have strong Microsoft office skills including Word and Excel and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of confidentiality.
Benefits to You:
- Free Staff Car Parking
- Located close to Codsall and Bilbrook Train Stations and M54/M6
- Onsite Restaurant and Café
- Subsidised Staff Leisure Centre Membership
- One Relevant Professional Fee Paid per annum
- Flexible working (the Council Offices for staff are open from 7.30 am to 6.30pm)
- 24 Days Annual Leave rising to 28 after 5 years continuous service
- 10 Bank Holidays
- 15 Flexi Leave Days (once accrued)
- Career Average Pension Scheme
Post Ref: FI044
Closing Date: Monday 26th March 2018 at 5pm
Interviews will be held week commencing 2nd April 2018
Where we receive a high number of applications we may long list and conduct a telephone interview or Assessment Test before short listing for interview. (Please note we reserve the right to close this advert earlier if we receive sufficient applications).
First Pay Date – Please note if a successful candidate/s starts with the Council between the 1st to the 5th of a calendar month the first salary payment will be paid on the 20th of that calendar month. If a successful candidate starts from the 6th to 31st in a calendar month they will be paid on the 20th of the following calendar month.
To apply visit our website https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/jobs/