Business Partner

5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
£44,612 - £51,751
20 Sep 2018
20 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
£44,612 - £51,751
1x 18 Month Fixed Term, 1 x Permanent, Fulltime, 36 hours
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 
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The Role

It’s an exciting time to join Camden’s Finance service. Following our accreditation as a CIPFA Platinum Employer, we are seeking two highly skilled individuals to work in our business partnering service (Corporate Services) on a permanent and 18 month fixed term basis, contributing to the development and implementation of the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy, providing value enhancing financial support to services and attending senior management meetings. You will help drive our outcomes-based budgeting approach and deliver the best use of resources for the people of Camden.

We are seeking a Business Partner to provide support to the relevant Head of Finance and be responsible for the financial support within a specific division(s) in the delivery of sound financial advice on all matters within that area and those that cut across directorates. The post holder will have overall responsibility in financial planning, management and coordination of financial arrangements for a given area across both revenue and capital finance, as well as leading on cross-cutting areas such as corporate reporting.

Alongside this, you will maintain an engaging and proactive relationship with key stakeholders across the Business and contribute to the design, production and implementation of projects to achieve MTFS efficiencies. You will play a key role in delivering an integrated approach to the development of financial strategy across all council services.

About you

To be considered for this role you must be CCAB (or equivalent) qualified and demonstrate your ability to build excellent relationships, effectively managing and engaging relevant officers with their financial governance.

You will have strong influencing and negotiating skills, with a good understanding of local government finance and financial techniques such as budgeting, monitoring, closing and options appraisal.

You will be able to effectively communicate complex financial issues in a clear and accessible manner, confidently dealing with elected member and other senior officers.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

 Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 7th October 2018, 23:59

Online verbal reasoning and OPQ assessment: TBC

Interviews to be held: w/c 15th October 2018

Please quote reference: 1800005E

To view the Job Profile please visit our website.

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are: 19th November, 17th December

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