Pensions and Treasury stream

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The Kent Pension Fund and Treasury (PF and T) stream is a challenging and exciting way to start your finance career in the public sector.

This is a 3 year development programme on a team of professionals which provides the accounting and investment monitoring service to the Kent Pension Fund now valued at £7.6 billion, as well as governance oversight of the 600 employers in the fund. The team also provides a treasury management service to Kent County Council, three other local authorities and the Pension Fund, managing some £800 million of investments and £900 million of debt.

During your time on the programme, you will be involved in a wide range of duties to broaden experience including spending time in each area of the team experiencing first-hand how that area works and how it relates to the workings of other areas of the function. This will involve being assigned specific responsibility for certain tasks as well as being part of multi-disciplinary teams as required to deliver projects.

Projects to be undertaken include the development of the fund’s governance framework, the development and monitoring of the fund’s approach to responsible investment and establishing arrangements for the pooling of the fund’s investments.

You will also contribute to the overall workload of the team in areas such as accounting, investments, treasury management and investment monitoring.

Salary

Candidates will receive a starting salary of £26,205 which will increase with progress.

Training and development

As a trainee on the Pension Fund and Treasury stream you will get the opportunity to study for an Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship (Level 7).  There are also graduate workshops to develop personal skills, organisational knowledge and networking links within the council.

Location

Candidates can expect to work in Maidstone. However, you will be required to work flexibly and will be fully supported to do this, with the necessary induction, management and equipment.

  • a 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline
  • a GCSE in Mathematics - grade A to C or equivalent (new grades 4-9)
  • a GCSE in English Language - grade A to C or equivalent (new grades 4-9)

All overseas applicants must have the UK equivalent. See our equivalency table to check if you meet our academic requirements.

Additional information

We are an equal opportunities employer and we represent a diverse community, therefore we welcome applications from people of every race, disability, gender, age and sexual orientation. There is no upper age limit for applications.

We are looking for candidates with the potential to become future senior managers. The selection process allows candidates to draw from experiences within their academic or working career. So you may be a recent graduate, or you may have workplace experience already.

You are eligible to apply if you are predicted a 2:1 or higher but please state your predicted grade clearly on the application form.

Unfortunately, due to the vast numbers of applications we receive we are unable to accept applications from candidates who achieved a 2:2 or lower.

Closing date for applications

Applications close at midnight on 20 August 2021.

First sift activity

Candidates are invited to complete a first sift activity between 23 August and 5 September 2021.

Final stage interviews

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview on Thursday 30 September 2021.

Start date

Successful applicants will join us on 25 October 2021.