The Shared Finance Service was established in April 2017 and provides financial services to the London Borough of Sutton and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. We have many customers including, front-line Council services, Councillors, residents, Council owned companies, businesses and partner organisations from other sectors. We deliver professional accountancy and financial management, commercial advice and expert analysis, innovative finance operations and financial inclusion services for vulnerable residents.
We have achieved a lot in our first three years of operation and are ambitious in our vision to do more. We are delighted to have recently been shortlisted for a 2020 Public Finance Award for Alternative Service Delivery Model of the Year. These awards celebrate the best in public finance services and recognise inspiration, innovation and exceptional achievement.
About the role
We’re looking for a number of Strategic Finance Business Partners to join our Financial Planning & Business Partnering teams, with opportunities based in either Sutton or Kingston.
The Strategic Finance Business Partners will be allocated to a service directorate and responsible for providing support, advice and constructive challenge to services in that part of the Council. You will work closely with the Director and Assistant Directors to identify and mitigate financial risks, to develop sustainable financial plans that enable delivery of corporate objectives, and to provide bespoke finance support that adds value and inspires success.
To succeed in the role you will have significant business partnering experience that you can draw on to quickly become a trusted partner and critical friend to your allocated services. You will be confident using your emotional intelligence to influence discussions and shape strategic decision making, taking responsibility for the achievement of corporate and service objectives. You will lead by example to embed our values and act as part of the Senior Leadership tier of the finance service to develop a collaborative, joined up, finance team.
We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have experience and knowledge of Adult Social Care, or Environment, Housing and Regeneration (EHR) services. We currently have opportunities to support Adult Social Care and Health teams in Kingston, and EHR teams in Sutton.
As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we’re committed to helping you fulfil your potential and will offer you a supportive, friendly and collaborative environment to grow and develop your career and skills. We’re constantly striving to improve our ways of working so putting your ideas across however big or small; will be fully encouraged and supported by your colleagues and our dynamic and experienced management team.
In addition we offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly from our Sutton and Kingston Offices, whilst on the move, and at home (for certain roles) following the introduction of Google Chromebooks and Google Apps, which have acted as a key enabler for collaborative and streamlined working.
We also offer a huge variety of staff benefits including:
- 31 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Local and national discounts for shopping, eating out and leisure activities
- Interest free season ticket loans
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Bicycle loan facilities and cycle to work scheme
- Subsidised gym membership
You can find out more about our Shared Finance Service, our team and structure, and working for us on our website - www.suttonandkingstonfinancejobs.co.uk
Please apply online by uploading your CV and a supporting statement outlining why you would be a great fit for this role, and what skills, experience and knowledge you can bring. Please ensure you refer to the Role Profile when completing your supporting statement.
Closing date for applications - Sunday 1st March 2020
Interview date(s) - To be confirmed