Early Years Finance Officer (DSG Funded)

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£25,927.00 - £28,226.00, Grade 7
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Application closing date 14/08/2022 Location Wakefield One, Burton St, Wakefield WF1 2EB Salary £25,927.00 - £28,226.00, Grade 7, 37 hours, Permanent Package

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Access to an occupational pension scheme
  • A range of employee benefits including; healthcare, public transport and gym memberships discount

Contractual hours 37 Basis Full time Job category/type Full time, Permanent Job Specification and Supporting Information PR2685 001 Early Years Finance Officer (DSG funded).docx Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Early Years Finance Officer to join the Children & Young People’s Finance Team. This is a permanent post within the team primarily providing support to the Early Years section of the team including liaison with early years providers within the Wakefield district.


The successful applicants will possess excellent communication skills, be able to work at pace both independently and as part of a team and also have the ability to interpret and communicate both financial and non-financial information in a variety of techniques. The main purposes of the post are:


  • To work primarily with the Early Years Finance Team Leader and across the wider team to provide a range of administrative and financial support.
  • To be a point of contact to answers calls and email queries from providers and other stakeholders; providing appropriate information, guidance and advice.
  • To be responsible for the inputting and monitoring of data on the early years database as well as validating, extracting and analysing information from the database relating to EYFE providers and funded children.
  • To support the EYFE annual census to ensure data is being submit accurately and in accordance with guidance and legislation.
  • To support the EYFE annual audit plan and to assist with audits of early years providers to ensure funding is being used appropriately and in accordance with EYFE regulations.


For an informal discussion please contact Julie Sherry on 07584 333731.


Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Julie Sherry.

Tel: 07584 333731

E-mail: JSherry@Wakefield.gov.uk

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Fluency Duty

This post is subject to the Fluency Duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016. The post-holder is required to demonstrate an appropriate level of fluency under the duty as detailed within the job specification for the post.



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