Financial Strategy Manager

Sutton Civic Offices and Kingston Guildhall Offices
Grade 10 - £47,451 - £55,569 per annum
25 May 2018
14 Jun 2018
Contract Type

Grade 10 - £47,451 - £55,569 per annum, pro rata'd to part-time working hours (£57,627 unconsolidated maximum, achievable through performance-related progression)

Part-time (job share arrangement), 18 hours per week

Permanent contract

Location - Sutton Civic Offices and Kingston Guildhall Offices

About us

In April 2017 the London Borough of Sutton and the Royal Borough of Kingston launched an exciting new Shared Finance Service. Our ambition is to ‘Add Value, Inspire Success’ and we currently have a number of exciting opportunities for capable and positive individuals who are ready to join us in realising this ambition.

About the role

This role is one of two Financial Strategy Manager posts and is a key role leading on the delivery of the medium term financial plan, budget setting and the reporting of corporate financial health.  The role will be primarily supporting the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames but will work collaboratively with the counterpart leading the same activity for Sutton Council. 

The role will have management responsibility for up to 3 staff but will be supporting a team of people working across the financial reporting and financial strategy functions.  You will be expected to work closely with the other Financial Strategy Manager and the Financial Reporting Manager to manage the resource pool which you will jointly lead. 

This role is a part time position as part of a job share arrangement and we are looking for someone to work a half day on Wednesdays and full days on Thursdays and Fridays.


About you

To succeed in this role you will have experience in setting a financial strategy for a local authority and an understanding of the local government funding system.  Experience of collection fund accounting would also be beneficial.  You will be confident in presenting financial information clearly and be able to deputise for the Head of Financial Strategy and Reporting if required.

Our offer

We can offer you a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged here in Sutton and Kingston, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

In addition we offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly from our Sutton and Kingston Offices, whilst on the move, and at home following the introduction of Google Chromebooks and Google Apps, which have acted as a key enabler for collaborative and streamlined working.

We also offer a huge variety of staff benefits including:

●      31 days annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays

●      Local and national discounts for shopping, eating out and leisure activities

●      Interest free season ticket loans

●      Local Government Pension Scheme

●      Bicycle loan facilities and cycle to work scheme

●      Childcare vouchers      

●      Subsidised gym membership


You can find out more about our Shared Finance Service, our team and structure, and working for us on our website


Please apply online by uploading your CV and a supporting statement outlining why you would be a great fit for this role, and what skills, experience and knowledge you can bring. Please ensure you refer to the Role Profile when completing your supporting statement.

Closing date for applications - Thursday 14th June 2018

Interview date(s) - To be confirmed

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