Business Development and Finance Officer

Coventry, Enterprise House (Drapers Hall from Mid
£27041 - £32910
15 Jun 2021
27 Jun 2021
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Resourcing Team
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The Education Entitlement Service (EES) strives to deliver outstanding services for our customers, predominately the children of Coventry, who may be requiring access to education or alternative education provision. We ensure vulnerable children are appropriately supported; have a voice, that hopefully leads to their high achievement and excellent progress.

The EES is made up of a diverse range of teams all working together to recognise, support and apply innovative solutions to address the growing issues in relation to trying to educate some of our most vulnerable pupils in schools. 

Coventry Music Service are the lead provider of Music Education in the city and the Lead Organisation of Coventry Music Education Hub.  Our goal is to deliver an inclusive offer of Music Education across the city as part of the Education Entitlement Service. 

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

What is the job role?

You will be responsible for the overall administration and financial management of Coventry Music service. Contributing to the development and sustainability of relationships with key organisations, partnerships and stakeholders by providing excellent customer service. 

You will work alongside colleagues that will develop programmes to support Music Hub and Music Service objectives including; building relationships with schools and other organisations, assigning and supporting tutors, enabling high-quality music provision, creating and developing progression routes and redefining music education in the city.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who has a real passion to develop music education in Coventry. Enabling more children and young people to access high-quality music opportunities across all genres and types of music regardless of their background. The successful candidate will be a good communicator with schools, partners and parents/carers and able to advocate and support music education programmes across the city.  You will be customer-focused and ensure our systems and processes work to enable high-quality delivery of programmes in the most efficient manner.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

The selection process will be in two parts, if you are shortlisted you will need to be available for 90 minutes on Tuesday 29th to complete an excel exercise and if successful you will need to attend an interview on 1 July 2021 via Microsoft Teams.

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city - Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

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