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Senior Technical Financial Officer
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: BS033AL
  • Published: Fri 04/10/2019, 14:50 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 18/10/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 4 (£25,775 - £31,385) per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

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Senior Technical Financial Officer

As Senior Technical support officer you will be joining the Property and Capital Projects team who operate within the Business Support Division. We champion innovation and embrace transformation whilst delivering projects within the built environment. Leading on exciting, high profile projects to regenerate Medway and put it on the map as one of the best places to live, work, learn in and visit in the South East. Our portfolio consists of Housing, Education, Corporate, Heritage. Works may include, condition programme, new build, extensions, refurbishment, and demolition.

We need someone who will support our team of Project Mangers including producing management reports, performance monitoring and recording of project and resource statistics compilation. Management of our Atrium/Integra Finance Management Systems. The Management of the Service areas accounts and budget monitoring, fee incomes and predictions/forecasting and monitoring reports. Paying and Raising invoices. In addition to supporting the project managers in Minute taking, team development, agenda setting as well as coordinating and managing apprenticeship trainees and technical support staff.  

You will demonstrate a successful track record of delivery with the relevant professional experience. Just as important will be your values, attitude and approach, and the ability to work collaboratively in a political environment, with client/colleagues, JV partners and building industry stakeholders, helping projects to be delivered on time and on budget.

You will be able to demonstrate your proficiency in accounting and managing budgets as well as showing the requisite computer proficiency for the role.  

Essential Qualifications

  • An appropriate accounting or Business degree or related qualification or to be working towards such a qualification
  • Demonstrable experience of managing budgets and reporting on delivery of service outcomes  

In return we offer you:  

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme 

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London. 

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in. 

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Rob Dennis on 01634 332880. 

Important Information-  

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile 

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email. 

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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.