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Education Infrastructure - Contracts Officer - Financial Management

Birmingham City Council
United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 25, 2021

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified, CIMA
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An opportunity has arisen for a permanent full-time grade 5 officer in the Contracts Management function within the Education Infrastructure team. The post will be based within the Education and Early Years Division.

Birmingham City Council is seeking to appoint an experienced Contracts Officer (Financial Management). This is an interesting and varied role that sits within the contract management team. The post holder will work as a finance officer within the Contract Management function for this division of the Council and have a strong input and work closely with departmental managers.

Key tasks to include but not limited to;

  • Providing contracts management support to all Private Finance Initiative (PFI/PPP) schools contracts.

  • To actively contribute to the appropriate financial management and controls requirements of the PFI contracts providing interrogation into the financial modelling, paymec and performance measurement of the contract.

The Council is looking to appoint a professional accountant, qualified to CMA ACCA or equivalent and associated Professional Membership and or Educated to degree standard in a related discipline or equivalent, and / or be able to demonstrate a proven and extensive understanding of Accounts Management within a Contractual controls and or PFI environment. Previous experience within an Estates and Facilities Management industry would be an advantage.

The role will involve working within a multi-disciplinary environment which will include internal and external contractors, The council's senior leadership and other local authorities and central government departments, schools and academies.

Applicants will be expected to meet the requirements of the attached person specification. Please see attached additional information for an overview of the section and roles within contract management.

For informal enquires please contact Nadia Majid on 07766922478 or email

"Interviews for this post will take place virtually MS Teams. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information"

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

"Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead."

Supporting documents

EDI PFI Contract Management Department Overview Final.docx

Job Description & Person Specification

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