Head of Finance (Strategic Business Partnering)

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 19/08/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £63,200 - £85,400 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 Strategic Business Partnering will also play a key role in working in partnership with other Heads of Finance in developing a strategic business partnering finance function that works across the organisation to embed good financial management and consistent ways of working to support services.

  • Working in partnership with all Heads of Finance to provide high-quality strategic business partnering service to major services within the council, including supporting Lead Members, Strategic & Operational Directors and senior managers
  • Developing strong business partnering teams that are working towards a shared vision and are adding value across the organisation
  • Advising on all elements of strategic finance and planning on behalf of the finance department for the council’s business planning process, and the development and delivery of departmental projects including capital programmes

To be suitable for the role you need to be a fully qualified accountant with proven experience of driving through change, embedding a business partnering culture and supporting the improvement of team performances across an organisation. The ability to advise and challenge senior management is essential, whilst exposure within a Local Government is highly desirable.

This role is for a one year fixed term contract.

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 9th September. 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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