Business Development Manager

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 24/07/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £39,400 - £47,300 per annum


Kensington and Chelsea is a unique and vibrant place to work, nestled in the heart of London. Although one of the smallest London boroughs, we are one of the most densely populated in the country. The Council, its policies and leadership has changed significantly; putting residents first is now at the heart of everything we do. Working in partnership, listening to and valuing the personal experiences of people in our communities, we will act with openness, honesty, compassion and humility.

Our support services play a key role in helping the whole Council work to the best of its ability and ensure the Council can deliver on its priorities. Within that the Financial Management function has undergone some major changes, including; moving to a centralised finance function and implementing a new finance system. The priorities over the next two years are addressing the financial challenges facing the Council and embedding a culture of business partnering and adding value.

The Business Development Manager will ensure controls are in place and adhered to, in support of all financial system related processes, working with the external systems providers to ensure queries are dealt with efficiently and effectively, ensuring a high level of customer service. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Identification of problem areas, providing analysis and suggestions on issue resolution
  • Providing procurement advice and support to Council officers and other stakeholders
  • Ensuring Financial Regulations are being adhered to consistently across the Council within procurement processes
  • Providing advice to departments on processes to achieve increased efficiency and compliance to the organisation
  • Being the main point of contact between financial systems providers and Council services
  • Working as part of a team to achieve customer service excellence

To be suitable for the role you need to have an understanding of control frameworks to be operated in managing complex financial transactions, as well as how an Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Income Management System and Accounting to Reporting processes work. A focus on providing excellent customer service is also essential.

For more information about RBKC, the interview processes and to see the job description please refer to  or contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 0203 031 9635 for a confidential conversation.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to by 12th August. The cover letter should be no more then 2 pages and should include why you are interested in the position and why you believe you are suitable.

We want to recruit people who share our values -putting communities first.

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