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Finance, Procurement & Pensions

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For our community to get top-tier services, we have to work together. Our Finance team collaborates with Service Managers council-wide, helping them deliver. Whether you’re an Accountant or Procurement Specialist you will be negotiating a complex public sector landscape every day. If that sounds like your sort of challenge, there could be room for you in our team.

Our finance experts manage a substantial budget, overseeing millions of transactions annually. These transactions impact our communities in all sorts of ways, which means your work is invaluable. Join us, and you’ll play your own important role, whether that’s addressing concerns like adult social care or tackling housing crises. Alternatively, you could drive transformative change, ensuring high-quality public services while maintaining financial resilience.

Our Procurement team helps define what the council can purchase and how. They decide high-level direction for overall procurement and how we should manage contracts as well as ensuring the relevant directors are accountable for monitoring contracts and delivering the outcomes. Meanwhile, the team work closely with commissioning functions to make sure that procurement policies support our transformation programmes and business plans.

The Wiltshire Pension Fund is a £3 billion scheme that deals with 85,000 members. Join our Pensions team and you’ll be helping to administer pensions on behalf of over 180 different employer organisations, ranging from local authorities, further education colleges, academies, charities and third-party providers.

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Professional & Personal Development

Potential. You’ve got it. And we want to see you making the most of it at Wiltshire.

Whatever your role, we’ll encourage you to develop new skills so you can take your career to the next level. You’ll find there are plenty of opportunities to grow within the organisation, thanks to an impressive suite of learning and training courses. What’s more, everything’s based around the learner so you can track and manage your learning online.

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We know progression is important to you, but it can mean different things to different people. That’s why we’ve created a range of support tools where you can gain valuable experience, acquire new skills and embrace greater responsibilities. Each progression journey is bespoke, but we have defined some fundamental steps:

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Entry-level: These are the first jobs, usually needing little experience or qualifications.

Mid-level: These require more experience and skills, often with added responsibilities.

Senior-level: These roles involve important decisions, team management, and major contributions to the organisation.

Leadership: Managing the organisation’s direction and strategy as managers or directors.

Side stepping: Switching roles or departments for diverse experience or for more education to progress or get qualifications.

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Flexible working

People give their best when their job fits in with their lives. So, wherever possible, we offer flexible working. There are several options available:

  • Flexi-time scheme (for most roles)
  • Compressed or part-time hours
  • Job shares or term-time contracts where appropriate.

We’ve invested heavily in new tech to make flexible working possible.