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SEND Operational Finance Manager

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Connor Education Centre, Connor Road, West Bromwich, B71 3DJ/Home
Band G, SCP 32-37 (£40,221 - £45,441) per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

Job Details

This is a position within Inclusive Learning Services. The focus of the post will include:

  • Leading on the preparation of annual budgets, monthly monitoring reporting variances and predicting annual outturn figures.
  • Deputising for the Business Lead and Operations Manager Business and Finance when required.
  • Being responsible for the oversight of invoice processing and checking.

You should be educated to A Level standard with GCSEs in English and Maths and qualified AAT with:

  • A minimum of 4 years Local Government experience in a financial setting.
  • Able to present financial Information to non-financial colleagues 

This will be a challenging and rewarding role and you will work with a range of professional colleagues both within Inclusive Learning Services, Corporate Finance and Schools.  and it is a role that will develop and adapt over time to meet the needs of the service and changes in legislation. 

Closing date for this post is 24/5/24

The planned interview date will be during week beginning 3rd June 2024

For an informal discussion, please contact Julie Gill by email at

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit

Click here to find out more about our One Team Framework: Values and Behaviours

To apply please download the application and return to:



Who are we?

Sandwell is situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham. A large, diverse, metropolitan borough, Sandwell offers exciting opportunities for all in a friendly, supportive environment.

Why work for us?

  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme, which includes:
  • An exclusive retail discounts portal
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes, technology and car parking
  • An employee assistance and counselling service
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • A wide variety of learning and development opportunities
  • Flexi-time working
  • A variety of leave schemes including carers, compassionate, maternity and paternity
  • Volunteering scheme

Your career at Sandwell Council

We offer something for everyone, with an incredibly wide range of career opportunities, at any stage of your career, from apprentices to senior managers.

Whether your focus is a support service, such as Finance, Human Resources, Legal or ICT, or a frontline service, such as Social Care, Planning & Regeneration, Housing or Leisure, it’s worth looking at what Sandwell has to offer.

Our plans for the future

Our Vision 2030 shows just how committed we are to creating the best future possible for our communities and for the people who live and work in Sandwell. 

We’re a progressive organisation, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but we know there’s much more to do to make our vision. For more information on our plans for the future see our dedicated vision 2030 page;

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit;

For information on our Values and Behaviours, please visit:

To view a copy of the Local Government Career Guide, please visit;

Company info
0121 569 3300
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
West Midlands
B69 3BS

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