Property Project and Finance Officer

Location:

Haringey Council - Alexandra House

Closing Date:

23 Jun 2024

Job description

Contract terms

Starting salary: PO2 (£39,951 – £42,840)
Work Location: Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, Wood Green, London, N22 7TR
Hours per week: 36 hours, Full Time
Contract type: Fixed term contract (24 months from start date)
Closing date: Sunday 23rd June 2024, at 23:59

About Haringey

Haringey is a fantastic place to live and work – the world in one borough. A place brimming with creativity, personality, radicalism, and community. It is a place where we stand up for each other. A place that is proudly distinctive. We’ll be celebrating all this and more as the “rebel borough” when we are the 2027 London Borough of Culture.

Our history champions change-makers and everyday rebels; revelling in our differences, battling discrimination, championing equality, and doing things our own way. Haringey’s people are a huge asset, with knowledge, expertise, and passion. Our staff members embody our organisational values: Caring, Creative, Courageous, Collaborative and Community-focused. These values keep us looking forward, ambitious for the future, and continuously striving to do our very best for all of our residents.

About the role

The Property Project and Finance Officer role at Haringey Council is a support position responsible for delivering projects across Haringey’s portfolio, assisting with the effective day-to-day management of the property portfolio to maximise commercial income, and finding innovative solutions to project management, procurement, and financial management.

You will provide the Property Finance Team with advice in a customer-focused manner, ensuring transparency and clear communication with partners and stakeholders. This includes responding to internal and external queries promptly, handling tenants’ queries regarding payments, refunds, and non-payment of rent and services, and negotiating and agreeing on payment arrangements. Additionally, you will support the property team with projects involving back-office support as well as the front-of-house delivery of services as required to assist in maintaining the council’s property interests.

About the team

Our property team is a dynamic group dedicated to providing property-related information and responding to general correspondence on property matters, such as queries from existing tenants, new tenant applications, and other Council departments. We also handle requests for commercial property information from Councillors, members of the public, and agents.

We emphasise teamwork, attention to detail, and effective communication. Together, we play a vital role in supporting Placemaking and Housing operations and achieving their goals. With a shared commitment to excellence, we proactively manage a wide range of tasks to ensure seamless day-to-day operations. From coordinating schedules to managing resources, our team’s contributions are integral to the organisation’s success. We take pride in our ability to adapt to evolving challenges and find innovative solutions, making us an indispensable asset to the Council.

About you

We are seeking a proactive individual with a strong understanding and experience of SAP and SAP FRE systems, to enable the post holder to provide advice on commercial rent services. You should hold a relevant finance professional qualification, be working towards one, or have at least two years of experience in a similar role. The successful candidate will demonstrate impeccable written and verbal communication skills, consistently upholding a standard of professionalism in all interactions. Proficiency in office software, including Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, will be essential for efficiently managing tasks and facilitating seamless communication within the team.

Additionally, the candidate should have in-depth knowledge of public finance and accounting, rent, income and service charges management, and the management of capital estates. Their demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion will be crucial to their success in this role, ensuring the smooth and secure functioning of the property team.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community.  Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.

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