One key role of our Finance and Corporate Services team is to ensure effective management of financial services within our organisation. This includes responsibility for financial and procurement management, business planning, payroll and pension matters. The other key role is providing effective corporate support services within our organisation. This includes responsibility for facilities management, administration and health & safety.
The Finance function is responsible for monitoring all spending of the organisation, ensuring payments are made on time, liaising with suppliers, identifying where savings could be made, and for ensuring that the monthly accounts are accurate and comprehensive. These then have to be presented to the Board on a monthly basis.
It is vital that the funding we have is monitored and managed properly to ensure that, as an organisation, we are as efficient as possible. The Finance function also ensures the monthly payroll is accurate, and submitted on time. We also manage the pension plan that is offered to our staff along with other packages.
To be part of this team, a background in Finance is essential. However, to be part of our corporate support services function, training can be given on the job.
Skills that would be key to our Finance and Corporate Services Team are:
|Communication skills at all levels|
|The ability to prioritise workload|
|The ability to plan for the long term|
|Attention to detail|
If you think you possess the key skills and would be interested in joining The Finance and Corporate Services Team, please see our current vacancies for all opportunities with SLCC.
What do some of our current Finance and Corporate Services staff say about working at the SLCC?
Hayley - Administrator
Administrator roles are often similar throughout the working world. My customers are my colleagues and you would typically find me inputting data for case management, updating spreadsheets and sending correspondence. Whilst many requests are a comforting constant, unique requests find their way to me and add variety to my working day. The SLCC is also keen to utilise the various skills that come with a diverse workforce. With this attitude, I have been able to develop specific skills and adapt my role to make greater contributions to the organisation.
The real joy of the SLCC is the culture - this was evident from my first day when I started in the summer of 2019. My colleagues show genuine appreciation for the work I do and allow individuals to be themselves. For example, you can participate as little or as much as you like in additional projects and events. As I am always eager to participate, I have volunteered for multiple process improvement projects and was part of the launch of the Wellbeing and Inclusion Group. Throughout the year there are various workshops covering diverse topics, from professional career development sessions to more holistic workshops on stress management and resilience. If you have your own niche skills you want to share, all are welcome. My colleague’s baking masterclass was a hit, and I was thrilled to run my own introduction to Chinese language!
Having a manageable work-life balance is paramount to me. Thankfully with the SLCC, flexible working is available to everyone and the generous scheme has enabled me to explore my personal interests, such as committing to a sport and working towards an accredited diploma. If you share these values, I can guarantee you will feel at home with the SLCC.
Jacqui - Administrator
I started working with the SLCC in August 2019 as an Administrator. I previously worked in a large organisation for a number of years and it was quite a daunting thought starting somewhere new but I had nothing to worry about as the staff here are all very friendly and made me feel welcome. As I settled into my new role, I soon discovered that I could ask anyone for assistance or guidance and they would be more than happy to help, which made me feel more at ease in the knowledge that nothing was too much trouble.
My role involves updating the cases on the database at the different stages of the complaints process which includes sending and receiving files between parties and the records management associated with that. The work is interesting and varied with no two days being the same and you are encouraged to contribute your ideas to new ways of working or enhance existing processes which can be very rewarding and are given the opportunity to be part of any ongoing projects within the organisation, as and when they arise. There are also opportunities to be an ‘observer’ at certain stages of a complaint which gives a greater insight into the complaints process.
The SLCC supports a specific charity each year and has a very good social side raising funds which not only benefits the charity but also the staff in a very fun way, which can sometimes be hilarious depending on the occasion. The organisation operates a flexi system which affords staff a very good work life balance. This is a great place to work and I am thoroughly enjoying my time working for this organisation.