Treasury and Investment Manager
Sector: Local Government
Date posted: 15/09/2021
Salary: £54,597 - £56,754 per annum
We’re proud to be the UK’s first Borough of Sanctuary, which recognises our values of inclusion and equality, and we are also excited to be the London Borough of Culture next year so we can celebrate our diversity. But we recognise there is much more to do. Despite the financial strains we, alongside all Councils, are facing we have ambitious plans. We cannot just recover to a pre-pandemic state, we want to challenge how we deliver our services and ensure the focus is on supporting our residents around our priority issues including; tackling inequalities, building more Council homes, supporting local business, prioritising front line services and ensuring that our most vulnerable residents receive the care and support they need.
To support this ambition and to ensure Finance continues to be one of the key enablers of how we deliver our Corporate Plan and the Future Lewisham programme, we are recruiting a number of roles to increase strategic capacity and technical expertise. Finance will play a pivotal role in what we do and how we do it; working in collaboration with colleagues to create efficient and sustainable change that ultimately improves outcomes for our residents.
The Treasury and Investment Manager will advise the Head of Financial Strategy, Planning and Commercial on the development and management of the Treasury Management Strategy including its borrowing and investment strategies. Key responsibilities will include;
- Providing technical advice to Members and Senior Officers on financing of capital projects and programmes, prudential indicators and treasury and pension fund management.
- Overseeing the investment and performance of Pension Fund assets.
- Ensuring that the Council’s cash requirements are met on a day to day basis and that longer term investment and borrowing decisions protect the Council’s financial resilience.
To be suitable for this role you need to be an adaptable and determined qualified accountant who is able to establish positive working relationships with partners and colleagues. An expert knowledge of investment vehicles, asset classes cash management techniques, investment and borrowing strategies is essential as is a commitment to Equality of Access and Opportunity in a diverse community.
Lewisham operates a flexible working policy –we’re focused on delivery and outcomes. We operate a hybrid approach that enables people to work successfully from home whilst offering the opportunity for “in-person” meetings to collaborate and network with colleagues.
For more information on Lewisham, the recruitment processes and to see the job description please, refer to https://www.lewishamcouncilrecruitment.co.uk/ or contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 07789871864 for a confidential conversation.
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com by Sunday 5th September. The covering 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.
If you share our values and believe you have what we’re looking for, we look forward to hearing from you.