Business Partner (Housing & Neighbourhoods)

Reading, Berkshire
RG8 (SCP 45-51) £40,858 - £46,608 pa
28 Jan 2019
18 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About Us

Reading Borough Council has rebuilt its finance service to deliver a function that is flexible, adaptable and respected. The service aims to be proactive and innovative in tackling the Council’s finances on multiple fronts. So far, the Council has prepared a robust and challenging Medium Term Financial Strategy, which requires £40 million of savings to be delivered over the next three years, it is seeking to improve the management and delivery of its capital programme, including further additions to its exciting business and housing investment portfolio and the Council wants to be innovative and to exploit its commercial potential.

About the role

The Council’s Finance Business Partners are pivotal in our Finance Service and we need an experienced professional to add to our existing team. This opportunity is to support our Housing and Neighbourhoods team but there will be career development opportunities in the future to support other areas. The Business Partner will have a fantastic opportunity, to help to establish a high-performing team that will drive high standards of support to each director and their management teams. Pay award pending.

About you

This post is for a finance professional looking for the next step in their career and for a challenging and rewarding role:

  • You will need to be resilient
  • Have strong accounting knowledge with experience of deploying it extensively. 
  • To make progress fast you will need to show that you can think creatively, initiate new ideas and drive them through.

Our offer

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

A competitive salary (pay award pending) alongside a range of benefits including:

  • 24 days holiday plus public holidays (rising to 32 after service)
  • Wide range of flexible working opportunities 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • A range of local discounts.

 If you think that you can manage the challenge and potential of this role, then we would love to hear from you.

Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email with details.

Visit for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 93 72757 quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in. Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.

Closing date: 18 February 2019

Interview date: Not before 4 March 2019

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