Senior Finance Business Partner

Essex, Chelmsford
19 Feb 2018
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Finance Business Partner

Essex County Council

Full Time, 37 hours per week

Salary - Competitive

Chelmsford, Essex


Essex County Council is one of the largest, most reputable local authorities in the UK. Not only is it one of the largest, but it is one of the most dynamic, with a strong reputation for innovation and is a £2 billion organisation positively embracing change. By 2020, given Local Government reforms, we aim to be both self-financing and self-sufficient. It’s a significant change and a huge challenge. We’re committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. In turn we offer a great central location which is easily accessible to all road and rail links plus we’re immensely proud of our flexible working options. We don’t just want to make Essex County Council the best it can be, we are passionate about better lives for people in Essex. 

About you:

You will be CCAB qualified with a minimum of two years post qualification experience and evidence of your continuing professional development. You will have experience of financial management in a large, complex organisation, ideally the public sector, and provide great advice to use as a platform for influence and change. We want people who are connected and networked – who are curious to find new approaches and bring innovation to their service in the pursuit of better value and outcomes. You will need to show evidence of your direct influence in improving financial systems and of being able to evaluate and support the financial need of long term, large scale projects. You will have a passion for making a difference and demonstrate significant experience of influencing multi-disciplinary teams. Communication skills are essential in this role as you’ll be working across organisational boundaries with both internal and external partners. Plus we understand that life sometimes doesn’t always go according to plan and that there are times where work has to fit around you, which is why we are committed to ensuring flexible working options across all of our business units.

About us

At Essex County Council we have a vision to be a county where innovation brings prosperity and we are dedicated to improving the lives of our residents. With a total workforce of around 7,500, Essex County Council is one of the largest county councils in the country and we truly believe our greatest asset is our people. They are fundamentally key to our current and future success.


We offer an excellent benefits package to all our employees. It’s important to us that you have a healthy work/life balance, which is why we offer flexible working solutions. The package also includes a great central location, which is easily accessible to all road and rail links, a clear career path which will encourage gifted, committed individuals to grow with the opportunity for progression and promotion, a local government pension scheme, annual leave of up to 29 days per year, discounted shopping and much more. 

If interested in this opportunity please apply via this advert or by sending your CV to