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Leisure Finance and Admin Officer - Southwark, London

Southwark Council
Southwark, London
£33,510 - £37,653 per annum
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

Leisure Finance and Admin Officer - Southwark, London

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Interview Date: Monday 3rd July 2023 (Provisional)

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

The Role:

Can you help Southwark Council shape a brand new leisure service that supports all its residents and visitors to lead healthy lives?

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. In June 2023, Leisure Services will transfer from the current private operator to full council management. This is a unique opportunity to be part of building a new future for leisure services in Southwark.

We are looking for a proactive and experienced Leisure Finance and Administration Officer who will be support for the delivery of the finance and administrative function across eight Leisure centres within Southwark. The role will contribute to the operation and delivery of the highest possible standards of service and innovation at the Council’s leisure facilities and increase access to sport and active recreation, creating more opportunities for Southwark residents to enhance their quality of life and health.

The post is part of the Leisure Finance and Administration team, providing day-today financial & administrative support to the Leisure service team and other stakeholders. The post holder will manage the hire bookings at the Leisure centres, and assist the Leisure Finance and Administration Manager with preparing the monthly direct debt collection run and reconciliation of the Leisure bank account. The post holder will prepare financial reports and work collaboratively with Leisure Centre Managers to implement changes in working practices to support business needs and to bring performance improvement.

The Leisure Division sits within the Department of Environment, Neighbourhoods and Growth, which is responsible for the day-to-day management of parks and open spaces, trees, sports and leisure, cemeteries, youth and play, highways, roads, parking, refuse collection, street cleansing, culture and libraries. It also looks after public health, trading standards and consumer safety.

About You:

  • Knowledge of Leisure service business process and financial administration
  • Experience of book keeping, invoicing, and bank reconciliation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build
  • Strong relationships with stakeholders

Additional Information:

  • This is a x1 Permanent, full-time position
  • Standard 36 hours Monday - Friday
  • Basic DBS check required. 
  • Will be required to travel within the borough to the Council’s leisure facility locations.
  • Comply with and promote the Council’s Equal opportunities policy 

For information, please see attached the job advert for the Leisure Finance & Admin officer.

Recruitment Timetable

  • Closing Date: 11:59pm on Wednesday 14th June
  • Interview Date: Monday 3rd July 2023 (Provisional)

We are an organisation that is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at
senior management level in the Council.

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