Overview

Our Benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits in addition to the basics like annual leave, sick pay, pension and mileage…

  • A comprehensive wellbeing package to cover all aspects of wellbeing, both in and out of work, which can also be accessed by your family
  • Buy up to 4 weeks additional annual leave (pro-rata) through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Take your bank holidays flexibly to better suit your personal circumstances
  • Make Additional Voluntary Contributions (Shared AVCs) to your pension with tax and National Insurance savings
  • Access to development opportunities, apprenticeships and qualified coaches to support your personal and professional growth
  • Paid volunteering hours each year so you can make a positive impact on our community during your normal working day
  • Access to Peer Support Groups through our IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Opportunities to nominate and receive Employee Recognition Awards
  • An Our Cambs Rewards account, giving you access to in-store and online discounts as well as our Car Lease and Cycle to Work schemes

About the role

The Finance Service in Cambridgeshire is focused on stewardship of funds on behalf of local taxpayers and promoting value for money across the County Council. We are a diverse team of finance professionals which is highly regarded across the organisation.

We have a need to boost our capacity in providing financial support, challenge and intervention in our maintained schools. Like all areas of the country, the 123 maintained primary, special and nursery schools in Cambridgeshire are facing financial challenges and need an increasing level of support to ensure financial responsibilities are upheld.

This new role, working with a very experienced strategic finance lead for children & education, will manage our central school’s finance team which undertakes accounts consolidation for our maintained schools and provides regular challenge to schools on financial performance. We are expanding capacity with this role to provide more strategic oversight of this work, and additional capability to take the lead on managing our response to schools that are in financial difficulty. As well as this, this role will lead on the schools block of the Dedicated Schools Grant.

We work on a hybrid basis at Cambridgeshire, with teams coming into the office together around two days per week, with the option to be home or office based for the rest of the week. Re-location support can be provided to eligible people who move to the local area for this role.

Interviews are expected to take place in week commencing 22 July 2024.

The role currently attracts a non-contractual market factor supplement of £4,680 per annum through to at least September 2024.

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Martin Wade at finance@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

About you

We are looking to appoint a committed and self-motivated finance professional to bring energy and expertise to this new role. It’s a great opportunity for someone who is keen to work with schools and to contribute towards financial sustainability for the maintained school sector in Cambridgeshire.

You will be a fully-or part-qualified accountant, a problem solver, and able to pro-actively manage a varying workload that requires input from a range of peers and customers. Experience of working with schools would be very useful, but any finance professional working at, or aspiring to work at, this level is welcome to apply.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion. 

http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/council/jobs-and-careers

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