Finance & Contract Management Officer
An Exciting Opportunity...
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
This post presents an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work within the finance and contract management function, within the Children and Young People’s Commissioning Team, to ensure that high quality and cost effective services are delivered for children and young people with complex needs, including looked after children, care leavers and children with special educational needs and disabilities.
The post-holders will work to ensure the quality assurance of placements and commissioned services for vulnerable children and young people. They will also utilise and develop their knowledge and market insight to support the commissioning of services and undertake financial duties.
The ideal candidates will have experience of successfully delivering financial administration and contract management ideally within a local government or Children’s Services setting, coupled with a good knowledge of relevant legislative and statutory frameworks.
However, exceptional communication skills and the ability to develop productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders are crucial. As is the ability to work as part of a team, within a challenging yet supportive environment and possess a solution focused approach.
The role is for resilient candidates who are passionate about making a positive contribution to the outcomes of children and young people in Brent.
Closing Date: 30 November 2020 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on email@example.com. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.