Assistant Director: Business Partnering (CWB and Commercial)

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 04/04/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £77,313 - £94,083 per annum


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Islington is a borough of great strengths: thriving businesses; excellent transport links; outstanding services; and most importantly, a rich and wonderful diversity of people, cultures and communities. But despite these strengths, too many of our people are in danger of being left behind. We are determined to create a more equal Islington, where everyone who lives in Islington has an equal chance to thrive – so there couldn’t be a more important time to join us as we take our residents, our businesses and community on a new journey to shape the future of our borough.

The finance department is currently going through a restructure to help develop and improve an already effective and passionate finance team. The restructure is built around development, growth and career progression to ensure we create a high performing finance team that can provide even more support to the council and benefit our residents. The next step of the restructure is to really embed the model that we’ve implemented, ensuring we are challenging the organisation to maximise the delivery of services and have an even bigger impact for our residents.

The Assistant Director Business Partnering CWB and Commercial is a member of the council’s management team responsible for leading and managing the customer focused financial support for the CWB and Commercial services to maximise the quality of the service they provide. Key responsibilities will include;

  • Promoting a culture which empowers budget holders and supports the delivery of value for money services and knowledge of key cost drivers
  • Acting as a key financial advisor and service delivery partner, providing strategic support and constructive challenge
  • Preparing and presenting high quality reports to members and other senior stakeholders that aid in informed service decision making
  • Developing and managing the financial strategy of the Service Departments and developing new approaches to service delivery

To be suitable for the role you need to be a fully qualified accountant with proven experience of managing teams in complex organisations. Experience of providing financial advice and support to senior management  and the ability to influence is also essential.

For more information on the role and how to apply please visit or contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 07789871864 / . The closing date for applications is Monday 25th April.

Islington offers a very flexible hybrid working environment. Majority home working is available with the expectation you are in the office a minimum of 2 days per month or when there is a business need.

Applications from those looking to work reduced or condensed hours are also encouraged.

If you come and work with us, we’ll ask that you commit to our mission of creating a more equal Islington for all our residents, and that you work diligently and efficiently to help us achieve it. In return we’ll offer fair pay, good working conditions, development opportunities and some great employee benefits

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