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Senior Systems and Accounts Officer

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Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
Place of work:
Rotterdam Road Depot, Lowestoft
Salary details:
£27,358 - £29,909 pa
Job term:
Full Time
37 per hour
Closing Date
17 December 2018 01:00 PM
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On 1 April 2019, we will become East Suffolk Council – a new ‘super district’ authority, replacing Suffolk Coastal and Waveney. It will be the largest district council in the country, providing high-quality services to a quarter of a million people across east Suffolk. Our councils are an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to those who need them most.

We are the largest provider of social rented housing in the Waveney District with 4,434 units and an annual Repairs and Maintenance budget of £6.5 million. In response to recent Government policy, we have started a programme of Housing Development which will increase the council’s stock holding to approx. 5,100 units by 2023, and will optimise the stock portfolio for current and future use.

As a housing provider we are modernising our services to meet new challenges, including new ways of working, using ICT to improve efficiency and performance. Additionally we wish to improve engagement with tenants and customers to ensure we continue to deliver high quality services. This role will be pivotal to in managing and implementing those changes.

We are looking for a highly motivated, dynamic and skilled individual with a sound financial and IT background, and some experience of coordinating change projects. You will lead on and support the team on current IT packages such as Orchard Housing and Keystone, and any new integrated enhancements to monitor performance, costs and spend against available budgets.

Strong analytical skills, a logical approach to problem solving and an eye for detail are essential requirements for this role. You will be proficient in the use of financial reporting systems, enabling the provision of regular financial information, such as rent accounting, reconciliation of debt, and budget reports.

In return for this we can offer great opportunities for training and development. We want you to stay with us for the long-term, so we will give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation. There is also a superb benefits package including flexible working options, generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact John Brown, Building Maintenance Manager on (01502) 523592.