Head of Finance – Adults and Corporate Resources

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 24/07/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £59,000 - £80,000 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 Head of Finance is responsible for providing high-quality strategic advice to Lead Members, Strategic & Operational Directors and senior managers across Adults and Corporate Resources, to support decision making. The role will also need to develop and lead a best in class finance team. Key responsibilities include;

  • Working collaboratively with colleagues on the Senior Management Team, and making a proactive contribution to delivering departmental and corporate objectives
  • Playing a leading strategic role in the management of the Council’s financial position
  • Advising on all elements of strategic finance and planning on behalf of the department for the council’s business planning process
  • Developing and implement opportunities for maximising income
  • Providing financial advice and the modelling of financial implications for key projects and programmes

To be suitable for the role you need to be a fully qualified accountant with proven experience of embedding a business partnering culture and managing a high performing team. The ability to advise and challenge senior management is essential, whilst exposure within a Local Government or Health setting is highly desirable.

For more information about RBKC, the interview processes and to see the job description please refer to https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/RBKC2019  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 RBKC@allenlane.co.uk 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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