Deputy Director Finance: Business Partnering

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 04/04/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £90,993 - £107,622


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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 Deputy Director Finance Business Partnering is a member of the council’s senior management team responsible for leading and developing a value add and customer focused finance teams supporting decision making across the councils services. 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
  • Supporting the Council’s commercial arrangements to better ensure strong price competition and transfer of risks through contracts with third parties
  • Act as a key financial advisor and service delivery partner, providing strategic support and constructive challenge through negotiation and influencing skills
  • Leading the development, implementation and review of change management programmes to deliver continuous improvement

To be suitable for the role you need to be a fully qualified accountant with proven experience of leading high performing teams in complex organisations. Experience of providing financial advice to senior management and elected members as well as an understanding of local government finance 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.

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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