Senior Business Partner
London - Up to 75,000 per annum + benefits

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 14 March 2017

Barnet residents and taxpayers expect high quality, flexible and responsive public services for themselves, their families and their communities. To assist with this, Barnet have moved away from the traditional model of providing services ‘in house’ through a number of directorate silos, to a ‘mixed economy’ of services taken from the public, private and voluntary sectors, with the aim of securing the best deal for their residents. In 2013 Barnet Council awarded Capita a 10 year contract to run the council’s main internal support services, including finance, HR, IT and estates.

The contract has already delivered significant benefit to the borough, with overall savings of £31 million achieved alongside increased resident satisfaction. To help continue with and improve the service Capita are providing to Barnet, they have restructured the finance team supporting the council and are now recruiting for a number of dedicated finance professionals focused on customer service and adding value.

The Senior Business Partners will report to the Assistant Director of Finance and this team will be collectively responsible for the move towards the new Business Partnering model that is being implemented.

They will also lead a team of Business Partners who will provide financial insight, advice and provide support across the Council services.

The key responsibilities of the Senior Business Partners will include;

  • Working closely with senior stakeholders providing strategic financial insight, intelligence and support needed, as well as assessing situations from a commercial, business and financial perspective
  • Ensuring finance is positioned to be proactive and creative, looking for ways to advise, shape and influence commissioning and service decisions
  • Promoting, developing and embedding the business partnering approach across the Council
  • Liaising regularly with London Borough of Barnet (LBB) Finance to understand their requirements

To be suitable for the role you need to be a fully qualified commercially aware accountant with experience of leading and managing successful teams. You will need to possess the enthusiasm, energy and drive to be an integral part of the team that will lead on the move towards a true business partnering approach.

Previous exposure to analysing, interpreting and disseminating complex and detailed technical information in a professional and easy to understand way is essential, as is proven experience of influencing and constructively challenging senior management.

For more information on the role, Capita and Barnet please refer to https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/capitabarnet. For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 020 3031 9635. 

Interested candidates should email a CV with a covering letter expressing their reasons for interest and current salary details to barnet@allenlane.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: 3rd April.

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