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Early Years Entitlement and Sufficiency Officer

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
Grade 7 Level 1 - 4 (£29,230 to £31,391 per annum) reduced pro-rata
Closing date
8 May 2024

Job Details

Are you experienced in Early Years Education Funding and looking for a new challenge?

This is an exciting time to join our small and friendly Early Years and Childcare Team and develop the Early Education funding system across the City of York, and support roll out of the new childcare reforms.

You will be working in a constantly changing environment therefore a flexible approach and the ability to work on your own initiative is essential, whilst working accurately and to deadlines.

The successful applicant should have a detailed working knowledge of Early Education funding or be able to evidence transferable skills, in addition to a high degree of ICT skills, with proven experience of using IT software. Knowledge of the Access Synergy software would be preferred but is not essential.

This is a fixed term appointment to backfill a secondment and the expected end date is 31 March 2026.

We have a hybrid working model with some days working from home and others in our city central award-winning offices, ideally situated near the train station and main bus routes. Our offer to you includes learning and development opportunities, family friendly policies, health and wellbeing initiatives and an extensive staff benefits package. There is some flexibility over how the hours can be worked including working across 4 or 5 days.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector at Business Manager level or have a good knowledge of the Early Education Funding and would like to discuss the role as a potential opportunity, please get in touch.

If you are an internal candidate interested in applying for this job as a secondment opportunity, please discuss with your current line manager before submitting your application.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for this role. Each role at CYC is different and your working arrangements will be determined based on the requirements of the role and in collaboration with you and your needs as part of the recruitment process. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team.

The Council is committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact the funding team at or on 01904 553880.

Closing date: Wednesday 8 May 2024 at 12 midnight

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To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


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01904 551550
City of York Council
Library Square
North Yorkshire

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