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Finance

RRPA London Region Finance Officer – 46148
£22,924 - £28,200
London

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Overview of the job

This role will assist in the accounting records and financial information in respect of a cluster of Approved Premises within a Division.

The role will assist with managing funding streams and purchasing, and ensuring payments are managed effectively.

The job holder will have no line management responsibilities.

Summary

To ensure the efficient and effective monitoring and operation of the Approved Premises financial systems in accordance with NPS and HMPPS policies and procedures.

Support the Approved Premises Area Manager in collecting, reviewing and analysing budgets for the Approved Premises.

In line with NPS policies and procedures, the job holder must at all times demonstrate a commitment to equality and inclusion and an understanding of their relevance to the work they do.

The post holder must adhere to all policies in respect of the sensitive/confidential nature of the information handled whilst working in this position.

Responsibilities,Activities & Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

  • Provide support to Approved Premises Area Manager in monitoring, reviewing and reporting on devolved budget for Approved Premises cluster in line with HMPPS financial regulations and policies
  • Produce financial reports as required for the AP Area Manager, NPS division and Ministry of Justice
  • Develop and maintain financial administrative systems and procedures to support operational delivery in the Approved Premises cluster
  • Maintain accounts for the Approved Premises cluster
  • Undertake bank account reconciliation for Approved Premises cluster
  • Oversee purchasing for Approved Premises cluster, applying Value for Money principles, and process invoices
  • Provide guidance to staff about Approved Premises finance procedures
  • Monitor income received from Approved Premises residents in payment for service charges and take appropriate action
  • Reconcile the pay claims of flexible resource staff with hours worked and provide assurance to area managers that claims can be approved
  • Respond appropriately and pro-socially to financial enquiries from Approved Premises residents
  • To work within the aims and values of NPS and HMPPS

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the Job Holder.

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh.

Behaviours

  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace

Essential Experience

  • Demonstrate previous financial administration experience
  • Experience of providing a range of management support activities

Technicalrequirements

GCSE Maths Grade C and above or equivalent qualification

IT Skills: Ability to use Excel to  produce and maintain data sheets

HoursofWork

37

Additional Information

Working Arrangements & Further Information

Standard working hours are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid. 

Benefits

The MoJ offers a range of benefits:

Annual Leave

Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after ten years’ service.

There is also a scheme to allow qualifying staff to buy or sell up to three days leave each year. Additional paid time off for public holidays and 1 privilege day. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.

Pension

The National Probation Service is covered by the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) run through the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF).  Please visit www.gmpf.org.uk for further information.

Please note: Any current Civil Servant who is a member of the PCSPS, by accepting an offer of employment to the National Probation Services will be opted out of the PCSPS and auto enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Training

The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.

Support

  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits, retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

Networks

The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

Eligibility

All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

Support

  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits, retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For moves to or from another employer or moves across the Civil Service this can have implications on your eligibility to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You may however be eligible for alternative government childcare support schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. More information can be found on GOV.UK or Childcare Choices. You can determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

1- To Shared Service Connected Ltd (0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com);

2- To Ministry of Justice Resourcing (resourcing-services@justice.gov.uk);

3- To the Civil Service Commission (details available here)

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.

You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.