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Finance Adviser HCC615461

Job Details:

Salary Range: £30,859 - £33,951 per annum 
Location: Falcon House Professional Centre, Winchester*
Hours per week: 37 (term time will be considered)
Contract Type: Permanent 
Closing Date: 2 June 2024 

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity within our highly successful Education Financial Services (EFS) for a Finance Adviser to join our friendly and supportive team.


This is an excellent role to join a leading local authority, providing a range of financial services to schools and other Children's Services establishments. You will have a flexible and enthusiastic approach with good interpersonal skills and be able to meet the travel requirements of the post and work occasionally in the evenings.


Working as part of a team you will be responsible for a number of schools providing support and advice to school staff on all aspects of financial management and administration. You will have great customer care skills, with a flexible and enthusiastic approach, being able to adapt your style to all different stakeholders.


With good accounting knowledge and holding an AAT level 3 qualification or appropriate qualification with significant school’s experience (e.g. CSBM). You will be able to demonstrate confidence and determination to achieve the best results for our customers. Experience in using financial systems to extract and interpret relevant information is required.


*The role is currently based at Falcon House Professional Centre, Winchester, however will be relocating to another Winchester location by the end of 2024.


What we can offer you:

  • Supportive and collaborative working environment – we have a strong focus on employee wellbeing and development, providing support and training. We are a flexible employer interested in making the most of your skills and offer a great work life balance. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package
  • Pension – you will have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme which will build up your personal pension pot at a rate of 1/49 of your annual salary each year with contributions based on a percentage of salary. 
  • Hybrid working – some aspects of this role can be carried out remotely at home, complemented by regular office attendance and customer site-based working to support business needs. You will be provided with a laptop and equipment to support hybrid working. 
  • Flexi scheme – we offer a flexi scheme to enhance your work / life balance. 
  • Annual leave – you will receive 25 days per annum (pro rata) rising to 28 days (pro rata) after 5 years’ service. 

Additional Information:

Finance Adviser Job Description and Person Specification


Please ensure you complete the application form fully and include examples of your relevant experience. There is no requirement to include a CV with your application. If a CV is submitted it will be used for context only.

Vetting Requirements:

This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Rebecca Baker, Principal Accountant on 0370 779 0234


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.



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