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Finance & Performance Officer

Birmingham City Council
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Finance and Performance Officer 


Grade 4 - £30,151 - £37,261

Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review

Working 36.5 hours per week

The Children and Young Peoples’ Travel Service (CYPTS) have recently gone through a service redesign.  CYPTS currently provide 6,000 children and young people for whom without transport provision would not be able to attend education. 

We are looking for three Finance and Performance Officers who will report to the Operational, Finance and Performance Manager to provide financial advice and direction to the service.  As a team, you will lead and oversee the processing of submitted invoices, completing the required checking and matching.  Contribute to the administration of Personal Transport Budgets, Post 16 Renewals, LGSCO Compensation claims and other reimbursement payments

You will need to be motivated, enthusiastic, and passionate about being part of a service that collates and analyses data to assess service performance against KPIs to provide services for children and young people. 

We are looking for someone with:

  • a financial qualification
  • experience of collaboratively working with members, service providers and school establishments to achieve positive outcomes
  • excellent financial resource management experience
  • experience and understanding of a first class customer service 
  • good analytical skills 
  • good standard of literacy and numeracy skills
  • good understanding and awareness of corporate and strategic objectives and service plans
  • understanding of the challenges faced by children and young people with special educational need and their families
  • experience of providing a service to a diverse range of stakeholders to promote inclusivity and access for all

The role will offer hybrid working this will include working from home as well as from Birmingham office.  

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence using the English Language is required by Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of your application. 

If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered.  

Feel free to attached your CV as an additional document to Supporting Statement.

Closing date 26th November 2023 at 23.59  

Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing or in person at the Birmingham Office. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Julie Davey via email 

Ref: 1387

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken.

Previous Applicants need not apply.

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Job Description and Person Specification


Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:

Living wage   small disability confident logo

Company info
0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU
United Kingdom

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