Senior Accountant

Permanent, Full-time – 37 hours per week
Grade G - SCP (33 – 37): £33,910 - £37,561 per annum
Closing date: 31 May 2022

Starting salary dependent upon skills and qualifications, progression subject to satisfactory performance.

Are you an Accountant looking for their next adventure within Local Government?

We strive to provide high quality, efficient and value for money services and seeks continuous improvement in service delivery to meet the needs of the community. They are aiming to get the best outcome and achieve a good balance for residents, business and the economy in a way that celebrates Brentwood’s unique history and quality of life. To help achieve this they are recruiting for a Senior Accountant in their Financial Services Department.

The role will report to Principal Accountant, Revenue and the Corporate Manager, Finance (Deputy S151). Key responsibilities will include:

  • working closely with Service departments within the Council to ensure effective Monthly Budget Monitoring is carried out. Providing budget challenge and escalation as appropriate
  • contribute towards the compilation, monitoring and reporting of the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy and Annual Budget. Assist with the setting of fees and charges.
  • contribute to the closure of the Council’s accounts and preparation of the Statement of Accounts
  • complete Key Reconciliations and clearance of suspense accounts and ensuring the Council meets all statutory and external reporting requirements
  • support Service Departments in providing financial appraisals for service redesign and delivery of service strategies and maintained a sustainable financial position

The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively under pressure, to deliver positive outcomes. This role will suit an individual who has experience of working in a Local Government environment, including substantial knowledge and understanding of budgeting and budgetary control. Experience in utilisation of financial management systems is desirable as is experience of MS Office suite products.

For more information, view the Job Description and Person Specification (PDF).

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For an informal discussion, call Phoebe Barnes on 01277 312 500.

Brentwood Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities will be offered an interview where they meet the Essential Criteria on the Person Specification.

Park warden

Permanent, Full-Time position (37 hours per week)
Grade C (SCP 15 – 19): £19,625 - £21,759 per annum
Closing date: 01 June 2022

Starting salary dependent upon skills and qualifications, progression subject to satisfactory performance.

Do you love the outdoors and want to work at the heart of our community?

We have an exciting opportunity for a park warden to join our street scene team.

In this role you will represent the council and present King Georges Park as a flagship park within the borough. You will work as part of a team of two, overseeing the day-to-day maintenance of the park. This will include litter picking, emptying bins, minor gardening duties, safety inspections and maintenance of play facilities to ensure the safe use of the park. You will also be responsible for assisting users and responding to queries when needed within all public open spaces.

The successful candidate will have experience gardening and cutting grass in open spaces, be an effective team player and have great customer care.

If you have a full driving license and want to play a key part in the maintenance of the Borough, apply today.

For more information, view the Job Description and Person Specification (PDF).

Apply online

For an informal chat about this position, call Tracey Lynch on 01277 312701.

Brentwood Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities will be offered an interview where they meet the Essential Criteria on the Person Specification.

Junior Developer

Permanent, Full-Time Position (37 hours per week)
Grade C (SCP15 - 19): £19,625 - £21,759 per annum
Closing date: Monday 13 June 2022

Starting salary dependent upon skills and qualifications, progression subject to satisfactory performance.

If you are curious about emerging technologies, passionate about customer experience and want to start a career in ICT and product development, we have the perfect role for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a forward-thinking ICT Team. Following the successful migration to Cloud services, the position of Junior Developer has become available. In this role, you will work with the Team Leader – Product Developer, as part of a highly skilled and committed team of professionals who have the responsibility of delivering exciting products that will change the way the organisation works.

As a Junior Developer you will help create products that promote continuous improvement of key processes. These improvements will increase operating model consistency, encourage customers to use less costly contact channels, and empower employees to enhance the value of the service provided to customers. Using innovation to develop our digital platforms, you will start developing e-forms and workflow processes before branching into other technologies as our requirements grow.

To be successful in this role you will have good knowledge of Microsoft Office products, basic programming experience and demonstrable experience working effectively within a team. If you have achieved A to C in GCSE ICT, English Language and Mathematics and want to undertake training to excel in this role, apply now.

For more information, view the Job Description and Person Specification (PDF).

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As we continue with the transformation agenda, this job role will continue to evolve to fit into the new working practices of the organisation.

For an informal discussion, call Adrian Poole on 01277 312770.

Brentwood Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  People with disabilities will be offered an interview where they meet the Essential Criteria on the Person Specification.

Technical Analyst

Permanent, Full-Time Position (37 hours per week)
Grade F (SCP28 - 32): £28,922 - £32,946 per annum
Closing date: Monday 13 June 2022

Starting salary dependent upon skills and qualifications, progression subject to satisfactory performance.

Are you an IT expert who enjoys problem solving?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a forward-thinking ICT Team. Following the successful migration to Cloud services the position of Technical Analyst has become available.

The main focus for this position is to analyse, enhance, run relevant agreed routine jobs, and support business Applications, creating a culture of continual service improvement. 

The Analyst will work with the Technical Delivery Manager in the prioritisation of incidents and service requests. You will provide support to customers via face to face or virtual channels, ensuring that stakeholders receive a high level of service at all times, issues are resolved effectively, and customers are kept fully informed of progress. You will be the first point of contact for all IT incidents and must work effectively and efficiently to resolve these issues. Delivering specific service requests, working on tasks to maintain and improve the ICT Service and support project-based activity are also key aspects to this position.

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable experience working within a service desk environment, the skills to set up, maintain and repair IT equipment and the ability to resolve problems as they arise. Excellent communication, problem solving and team working skills are essential for this role. If you are able to work well under pressure, deliver results and create effective solutions, apply now.

For more information, view the Job Description and Person Specification (PDF).

Apply online

As we continue with the transformation agenda, this job role will continue to evolve to fit into the new working practices of the organisation.

For an informal discussion, call Cole Brace on 01277 312978.

Brentwood Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  People with disabilities will be offered an interview where they meet the Essential Criteria on the Person Specification.

Mindful employer charter

Brentwood Borough Council has signed the Mindful Employer Charter for Employers who are positive about Mental Health.

As an employer, we recognize that:

  • People who have mental health issues may have experienced discrimination in recruitment and selection procedures.  This may discourage them from seeking employment.
  • Whilst some people will acknowledge their experience of mental health issues in a frank and open way, others fear that stigma will jeopardise their chances of getting a job.
  • Given appropriate support, the vast majority of people who have experienced mental ill health continue to work successfully as do many with going issues.

As an employer we aim to:

  • Show a positive and enabling attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues. This will include positive statements in local recruitment literature.
  • Ensure that all staff involved in recruitment and selection are briefed on mental health issues and The Equality Act 2010, and given appropriate interview skills.
  • Make it clear in any recruitment or occupational health check that people who have experienced mental health issues will not be discriminated against and that disclosure of a mental health problem will enable both employee and employer to assess and provide the right level of support or adjustment.
  • Not make assumptions that a person with a mental health issue will be more vulnerable to workplace stress or take more time off than any other employee or job applicant.
  • Provide non-judgmental and proactive support to individual staff who experience mental health issues.
  • Ensure all line managers have information and training about managing mental health in the workplace.

Visit the Mindful Employer website for more information.