Early Years Sufficiency Officer | 21 July, 2024 (2024)

What will you be doing?

The role is varied and includes:

  • To collate, analyse and interpret complex data to support early years place planning for future needs and market management.
  • Regular collating supply and demand data to highlight areas of sufficiency need, to support the decision making of how capital and revenue funding is allocated, to support the government expansion of entitlements and wraparound programmes.
  • Termly sufficiency reporting, which will be used to report to DfE and senior management.
  • Annual review and development of the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment.
  • Supply data from Ofsted Download information on prospective and active providers.
  • Communicating with Early Years settings and other professionals.
  • Supporting the Early Education and Childcare team and Early Years Lead.

About you

We are looking for someone who has great organisational skills and has the ability to use their own initiative. The individual must have excellent IT skills with experience of using a range of programmes, as well as data gathering and analysis processes. The candidate will be required to have good levels of numeracy.

Excellent communication skills are essential.This is a fast-paced, varied role which will suit someone who can work under pressure, meet deadlines, is professionally reliable and flexible.

You will need:

  • Experience of analysing and interpreting data and presenting analytical analysis for reporting purposes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication when working with internal teams and a variety of stakeholders.
  • Advanced IT skills, which include Microsoft 360 and using Excel and accurate data input skills.
  • A real ‘eye for detail’, and to be methodical and accurate.
  • To be a great team player who is flexible and enjoys tackling a wide variety of different tasks in an interesting but changeable and fast paced environment.

If you would like to discuss this position, please call
Rehana Karim on 07919 065000 or Beckey Roberts on 07765 781220

Our benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28days annual leave per year, 29days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Payment of professional subscription / membership - If your job description requires that you are registered with or area member ofa professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference - If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people's lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

About us

At West Northants Council, it’s about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.

Our vision is ‘to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive’. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services.

Hear more from our Chief Executive, Anna Earnshaw, about what it's like to work at West Northants Councilhttps://youtu.be/lV0EfeUF4aU

We are committed to ensuring diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion is woven into the fabric of WNC and everything we do, to enable all colleagues to develop and maximize their full potential.  We are a disability confident employer, a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and a Care Leaver Covenant partner

The following film was created by us to communicate our intentions- watch WNC colleagues explainwhat DEI means to us.

If you need additional support or reasonable adjustments during the application process, including needing the job description in another format or language, please email careers@westnorthants.gov.uk for support.

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