Senior Business Partner

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: Maidenhead*

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 12/08/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: c. £70,000 per annum


The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead provides a unique setting and context to make your mark. We are home to approximately 148,000 residents, including the Queen and the Royal Family, as well as many significant attractions which attract visitors from across the world. We are committed to promoting and preserving the borough’s historic assets, whilst also investing in the future with a £3bn regeneration programme, which will support an enhanced quality of life, economic growth and opportunities for all.

Having made significant improvements during a journey of positive change, the last 18 months have seen RBWM appoint key Senior Finance Leaders within the Council, which has led to substantial advances to both their governance arrangements and financial resilience.

The recent restructure of the Finance Team is the latest stage in their development plan, and will build capacity and further resilience into the team. As part of this we are recruiting 4 roles, including the Senior Business Partner. This newly-created position reports directly in to the Head of Finance (Deputy S151 Officer) and will be instrumental in leading, managing, and developing the Business Partnering Team within the Finance function. Key responsibilities include:

  • Being the senior strategic financial adviser across the Council’s key services areas
  • Leading and managing the preparation of the annual revenue and capital budgets, including taking ownership of budget monitoring reports for Cabinet and Corporate Leadership Team
  • Developing and maintaining the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy
  • Leading and progressing customer focused teams to support decision making across all services
  • Deputising for the Head of Finance in the absence of the Deputy Section 151 Officer

To be suitable for this role you need to be a fully qualified finance professional with the ability to build relationships and influence senior stakeholders. You will have proven experience of developing a business partnering approach at management level.

This position is able to work flexibly between the office and homeworking subject to the needs of the business and preference of the individual. Any journeys to the office would be at the employees own expense.

For more information about RBWM, the interview processes and to see the job description please refer to or contact Matthew Swindell (07921 337 926) or Will Ryan (07789 871 864) at Allen Lane for a confidential conversation.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to by Monday 13th September, 2021. The cover letter should be no more than 2 pages and should include why you are interested in the position and why you believe you are suitable.

The Council is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunity in employment. RBWM believes that valuing equality, diversity and inclusion means recognising the strengths, talents and needs of every individual, nurturing potential and maximising opportunities for all to contribute. The Council has also been awarded gold under the Armed Forces Covenant scheme. Appointments will be made on merit.

*ability to work remotely for the majority of the time, with occasional trips to the office

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