5 x Finance Business Partner - Various Services

Essex Southend on Sea
£38890-£44863 to £50840 with experience
23 Mar 2021
26 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre. This diverse and busy town has a great seafront, public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links, accessible via two train lines from Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street. It offers traditional seaside living that makes it a fantastic place to live and work.

The Council delivers a wide range of vital services at the heart of the community, as well as investing in exciting and ambitious projects that keep Southend-on-Sea firmly on the map. The Council has high expectations for the future and is working with local partners and local communities to ensure we deliver our exciting ambition for what the Borough will be like by 2050

The finance team is at the heart of the council, they are currently going through a period of transformation and these roles will be leading and integrating the delivery of a range of financial services to add value, drive change and facilitate the ambitions of Southend-on-Sea.

Your new role.

Southend Borough Council is seeking to recruit 5 Finance Business Partners for “Financial Planning and Sustainability Strategies”, “Adult Social Care and Commissioning”, “Partnerships, Culture and Tourism”, “Children Social Care”, “Highways, Transport, Environment and External Funding”. You will report to a Senior Finance Business Partner and lead a small team of financial analysts delivering a comprehensive Financial Management and Business Partnering service.  Part of your role will include being the Financial subject matter expert for the area you partner. You will deliver comprehensive and insightful analysis of spend and income against budget plans.  You will work closely with Directors and Heads of Service, to ensure high support, professional challenge and compliance in shaping future service delivery.   

Each Finance Business Partner with be expected to build trust and professional credibility with colleagues and stakeholders to ensure financial insight and advice adds value, resources are targeted to deliver better outcomes and facilitates the achievement of Southend-on-Sea’s 2050 ambition

What you'll need to succeed

You must be a qualified accountant (CCAB) Accountant, ideally with Local Authority experience in one of the areas of focus, however development opportunities will be available. You must be professional and confident in discussions with all members of the Council and external parties.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is looking for people to drive positive change whilst delivering results, building great relationships within the organisation and delivering a first class service to the senior team.

What you'll get in return

They are offering a competitive salary from £38,890 - £44,863 dependant on expertise. However this role offers the opportunity for candidates with a broad depth of experience in relevant areas of the role to be offered from £45,859 - £50,840.  For all successful candidates a career development plan is in place to ensure there are opportunities to develop further.

You will be able to work in a flexible manner, whether remotely or office based, dependant on your location. When joining Southend Borough Council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: flexible working, salary sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. Minimum 23 days annual leave (rising with continuous Local Authority service) plus an excellent pension scheme. A full list of benefits can be viewed on the Southend Council–Hays website

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV and a cover letter, or call Lucy West at Hays on 07713388799 or visit our recruitment microsite https://webmicrosites.hays.co.uk/web/southend-on-sea-bc

Closing date 26th April

Interviews Early May