Wychavon district covers the south and eastern part of Worcestershire and is home to around 125,400 residents and more than 6,400 businesses. We spend over £11 million a year providing a wide range of services from emptying bins and dealing with planning applications to supporting businesses and working with partners on issues including community safety, health and social mobility. Our three strategic priorities, people, place and prosperity, guide our work. Our values articulate what we stand for and what we expect of our staff – these are great customer service, openness and accountability, innovation and improvement, fairness and respect. The Financial Services team provides a valuable support service to all areas of the Council and this post, reporting to the Principal Accountant (Technical), will provide routine accountancy services including bank reconciliation. We are looking for a post A level student school leaver who wishes to develop their training and skills in an accounts environment. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a well managed, financially stable and innovative district council in the best place to live in the West Midlands (2019 Halifax Quality of Life survey) where over 90% of staff enjoy their jobs and 87% rate us as a good or excellent employer.
Finance Apprentice Full time – 37 hours per week, Up to 15 months Fixed Term Contract
Salary £4.15 per hour for the first 12 months then National Minimum Wage for the remainder of the contract
Are you a post A level student with a desire to further your training in an accounts environment? If so we are looking for you.
We are looking for an individual who:
- Can demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail
- Has good communication skills
- Has basic keyboard and IT skills
- Is willing to work as part of a team
You will have a basic understanding of IT.
A previous school work experience placement in an office environment or work experience generally, would be an advantage
We offer a great range of great benefits such as flexible working arrangements, generous holiday entitlements, local government pension scheme with excellent contributions, plenty of opportunities for personal development, discounted gym membership and an on site café and nursery (staff discount offered at the nursery).
To apply please visit the National Apprenticeship Website:
For further information about the role please contact: Steve Smith, Team Leader on 01386 565516 or email Steve.Smith@wychavon.gov.uk or Alice Mason, Financial Services Manager on 01386 565501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 29 November 2020
Interviews to be held on: 7 December 2020 via zoomSupporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification