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2 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PH
£19,952 - £21,379 per year
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36 hours per week
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Job Description

Payment Support Assistant - PKC09237
£19,952 - £21,379
2 High Street, Perth

Education & Children’s Services (ECS) Finance Support Team are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join them, who are focussed on providing excellent customer service, embracing change, and constantly striving to improve the service provided. 

The role includes:- 

Utilising various IT systems undertaking duties relating to procurement and payment to third parties/suppliers in accordance with ECS Finance Policies and Procedures and other relevant guidance. 

Assisting with the administration of Education Maintenance Allowance applications and payments. Processing payments in respect of Foster/Kinship Carers and other related payments via SWIFT. Assisting in the administration of sales ledger invoices/credit notes as required.

Processing recharges associated with invoices paid centrally. Assisting internal/external customers with queries as required such as schools and suppliers. Assisting in the distribution of incoming and outgoing electronic mail.

It will be expected that the successful candidate will undertake duties within the wider team. Undertaking other duties within the level of responsibility outlined in the job family profile.

This post is currently homeworking due to the pandemic.  The Council is currently progressing with a hybrid working model offering access to office working on some days/when required.  Initially this is on a temporary basis with longer term options becoming available in future.  We are committed to being a more inclusive employer, please contact the recruiting manager to discuss any individual circumstances with the recruiting manager, discuss at interview or if you prefer, after any conditional offer is made,  to ensure we can consider any reasonable adjustments.   

The Individual

The successful applicant will have excellent organisation skills as well as a financial background.  You should have the ability to operate efficiently and accurately working to strict deadlines within a rapidly changing and challenging environment .

It is essential that applicants have strong IT skills and have experience of MS Office applications.  A good working knowledge of Excel and proven numeracy skills are also an essential requirement.

It would be desirable for the applicant to have knowledge of of financial and information management systems. 

You must also possess effective interpersonal and excellent communication skills, together with the ability to meet tight deadlines and be a team player. 

You will be a focal point for a number of internal customers with your knowledge relating to their payments as well as ensuring that they comply with relevant ECS finance policy and procedures. 

You will maintain a flexible approach within the team with the ability to react to changing priorities quickly. Participation in the PKC Flexi-time Scheme applies to this post.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Zoe Dallas, Senior Payment Administrator at

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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