Staffordshire County Council

Apprentice Financial Information Officer

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Stafford, Staffordshire
£12,761 - £18,327 per annum (salary may be age dependent from year 2 onwards)
18 Jul 2022
12 Aug 2022
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Apprentice Financial Information Officer (Apprentice Grade 6)

Salary:  £12,761 - £18,327 per annum (salary may be age dependent from year 2 onwards)

37 Hours per week – fixed term whilst undertaking apprenticeship

An opportunity has arisen to join a dynamic and motivated Accountancy team, helping Staffordshire to face the issues currently challenging local government.

Our Accountancy Division provides a range of services with the aim of providing strategic financial advice, securing the stewardship of assets, supporting effective decision making and enabling good financial management.

Applicants should possess 5 GCSE’s Grade C or above or equivalent (including Maths) and if successful will participate in the Accountancy Apprenticeship standard.  

Some work experience is desirable but not essential. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of Local Authority and its functions as well as have a basic knowledge of accounting and budgeting.

Applicants should have good numeric, literacy, ICT and keyboard skills as well as use application software.

The role requires the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues across various departments and to work flexibly and creatively to meet changing priorities

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position will have access to the Public Sector Network, to meet government security standards we will request a basic criminal convictions certificate and other background checks prior to appointment for the successful candidate.

This is a great opportunity if you’re looking to carve out a career in a financial sector. You will be given the support and training to successfully carry out your role and develop further within the organisation.

To apply for this post click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Closing Date: Friday 12th August 2022
Interview Dates: to be confirmed

For more information about the role please contact: Alan Palmer, Accountant (email:

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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