Finance Officer

Date:  25 Feb 2024
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This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Finance Officer
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall, Block 1, 1st Floor 
  • Salary:                               £13.41 - £14.71 per hour 
  • Hours per Week:               Zero 
  • Contract Type:                   Casual 
  • Closing Date:                     18/03/2024 
  • Job Requisition Number:   7897 
  • This post is not open to job share


About the Roles & Team

The Area Finance Team is busy team providing training, financial advice, support and practical assistance to schools throughout Gloucestershire. The team is split into 3 roles: Finance Officer ((FSO)operational), Principal Accounting Advisor and Trainers ((PAA) operational and strategic) and 2 Managers of the team (who manage the team whilst also supporting their own schools at a PAA level).


The role is for a Finance Officer and involves:

Four zero hour’s claim contracts to assist the Area Finance team in supporting schools at a Finance Support Level, when we have staff changes, sickness or an abnormal amount of supply requests from schools.


Finance Support Tasks that you could be asked to do are:


  • Working at an operational and level with school finance staff
  • Visiting schools throughout Gloucestershire to offer 1 to 1 finance support or via a link from Shire Hall.
  • Visiting schools throughout Gloucestershire to undertake finance tasks due to sickness or a vacant position in a school.
  • Answering calls on our dedicated helpline – 1 day a week with another member of the team, Principal Accounting Advisor and Trainer
  • Please refer to the Job Profile for further in-depth information.


About You

  • We are seeking four, self-motivated, dedicated professionals with proven experience in accounting procedures and customer care.
  • The successful candidates will have proven financial experience, within a school's finance department, who could offer 4 to 8 hours a week during some of our busy periods.
  • Experience of school’s finance & ESS’s - FMS Finance software is a necessity.
  • The candidate MUST Hold a full driving licence and have access to a car during all working hours, please DO NOT APPLY if you do not meet this requirement.


About Us

Our team do all they can to support schools with their finance tasks and strategic financial planning, to ensure the financial backup is there to support the education of the children in Gloucestershire. We are a close team that as well as supporting schools support each other in our daily working lives.

  • The role is for four zero hour’s claim contracts, which we can call upon, when we have staff changes, sickness, or an abnormal amount of supply requests from schools. We cannot say when this could be required, if at all. The expectation of available time per week would be 4 to 8 hours a week Term time only.
  • Holidays pay is paid on any claims as per Gloucestershire County Council policy.
  • You will be provided with the ICT equipment to work in the office (Shire Hall) when not out on school visits, for any administration work.
  • Mileage costs to schools, can be claimed but the commute distance to and from your home to Shire Hall in Gloucester is deducted first, as per Gloucestershire County Council policy.


Here are some of the benefits we offer in return for your hard work.

    • Regular formal and informal support
    • Flexibility on visit bookings and diary management to fit around any other work you do.
    • Safe, supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
    • Access to training and additional ongoing support from team members.
    • Clear career progression pathways, to support you in progressing professionally and personally.
    • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
    •  Staff discount scheme that offers access to great savings including discounts with major supermarket chains and high street retailers.
    • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
    •  Cycle to Work scheme.
    •  Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&C’s apply)
    •  Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network.


How To Apply

If you feel you have the skills, desire and experience required to make a positive difference then please submit your application and personal statement today by clicking the “Apply Now” Button.


Any queries can be directed to our helpline 01452 425123


Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-

Job Profile - Finance Officer

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.