Finance Policy Officer
Sector: Local Government
Date posted: 12/08/2021
Salary: c. £60,000 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 newly-created Finance Policy Officer. This position reports directly in to the Head of Finance (Deputy S151 Officer) and will play a key role in providing high-level advice and police guidance to the Executive Director of Resources and Head of Finance, and provide policy advice to Senior Officers and Elected Members. Key responsibilities include:
- Taking ownership of key projects to improve the financial position of the Council, including debt management and increasing income
- Leading on the analysis of and providing recommendations regarding the impacts of national government changes to the funding arrangements for Local Government
- Advising the Executive Director of Resources, Head of Finance, and Finance Teams on forthcoming changes to legislations, accounting standards, funding opportunities and guidance
- Preparing financial models, financial management tools, and reports to understand the implications of changes to funding arrangement and enable RBWM to enhance its financial position
To be suitable for this role you need to be a fully qualified finance professional with the ability to take the lead on a number of high-level projects simultaneously. You will have the ability to develop influential relationships at senior level, and a current knowledge of Local Government Corporate Finance.
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 https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/rbwm 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 RBWM@allenlane.co.uk 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