Business Partner x 3
Sector: Local Government
Date posted: 28/04/2021
Salary: £43,188 - £50,382 per annum*
Despite all the challenges caused by the pandemic, Bexley Council has always been and continues to be focused on supporting the community and improving the lives of local residents. We want to continue to build strong and resilient communities that are living well in clean and green local places. As a Council, we are aiming to continue our drive to be innovative and self-sufficient, providing opportunities for growth that benefit all.
Central to the success of this is the finance department, which influences right across the Council. The department was recently brought back in house and restructured to help with our ambitious plans to improve the financial management of the authority. As we rebuild the department, the focus is on the improvement of the services we offer, providing more financial data analysis to decision-makers in those services and supporting non-financial services to become more confident around managing their budgets.
To ensure we attract and keep talented individuals, we are committed to developing from within, supporting staff through internal training and mentoring, as well as supporting external professional training. It is an exciting time for the service and will present potential employees with the opportunities to develop their skills and experience as well as having a positive impact on the local community. These positions will initially be remote working in line with current government guidance. However, when government guidelines change in the future these roles will work in a hybrid way, with an expectation that, where they wish to, staff can still spend the majority of their time working remotely.
We are recruiting three of the six Business Partner roles across Adults and Children’s Directorates, the Place and Corporate Directorates, and Housing and Commercial Services, one for each directorate. The Business Partners will be responsible for implementing the business partnering function and providing strategic support in all aspects of financial advice for their specified service across the Council. Key responsibilities will include
- Acting as a partner with the service leadership teams to develop, constructively challenge and support service plans and project delivery
- Assessing situations from a commercial, business or finance perspective; providing appropriate financial advice to support complex business decisions
- Ensuring the best use of limited financial resources, providing the strategic financial insight, intelligence and support needed
- Helping develop a strategic and workable response to the financial challenges the council faces in relation to the Services they are supporting
- Ensuring the team provide a customer focused approach to their Service
To be suitable for the role you need to be a fully qualified accountant, with proven experience of developing relationships with and influencing stakeholders. Exposure to managing and developing staff is highly desirable.
For more information on Bexley, the interview processes and to see the job description please, refer to https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/bexley or contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 07789871864 for an informal conversation.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com by Monday 31st May. The cover letter should be no more than 2 pages and should include why you are interested in the position and specific examples of how you meet the key criteria.
*Inclusive of Choices Flexible Benefits of £2,436 per annum