Director of Finance

Romford, East London
£92,700 - £101,424 pa
13 May 2021
25 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

About us

oneSource is one of the largest and most diverse ‘in-house’ shared service functions in the UK, supporting our partner councils, London Boroughs of Havering (LBH) & Newham (LBN). Bringing together 23 different services and over 1,000 employees; we pride ourselves on; the integrity and professionalism of our people, the ethics and quality of our business practices, and ensuring the best value for our customers, residents and the public purse.

Our vision is to provide a shared service for the public sector, by the public sector. Our mission, is to make our vision a reality by integrating a robust corporate service. Both our vision and mission are underpinned by our core objectives to drive council-wide improvements and nurture relationships with stakeholders, whilst developing & empowering teams to achieve operational excellence.

Recognising the many relationships between both colleagues and partners, we have a unique oneSource standard that embodies the work we do, which simply translates into one core value, ‘Supportive’. By providing a supportive culture, we create an open environment to inspire, challenge, and develop our people, which in turn contributes to a positive impact on the output of our services.

About the role

Reporting to the oneSource Executive Director, and working at an executive level within the senior leadership team, this role provides strategic leadership and direction, to deliver an integrated finance function, across two aspiring London Boroughs.

Acting as the Finance Officer, the Director ensures the department operates to the highest professional standards, taking responsibility for the planning, development, and execution of the financial strategy. In addition, the Director is accountable for Pensions Management, Internal Audit, Risk, Insurance, Fraud, and Business Partnering.

Driving the finance agenda, the role implements and develops a corporate approach to the delivery of finance solutions, leading transformation through innovative solutions and creative thinking. Encouraging collaborative working, the Director drives opportunities to identify how financial activities can increase efficiency and organisational agility, benefiting our colleagues, customers and residents.

In light of recent events, it has never been as important to ensure our current practices and systems are fit for purpose. Embedding a positive approach to risk management, the Director delivers a clear focus on building personal, financial, and community resilience, with an emphasis on integration, transformation, and innovation.

Ultimately, this role is pivotal to the design and development of a comprehensive performance management framework. Motivated by the advancement of people and performance, the Director of Finance promotes a culture of continuous improvement, motivating the team to do what they do best.

About you

As a qualified finance professional, you will be able to evidence experience of planning and implementing short to long-term sustainable financial strategies, demonstrating the ability to transform vision into reality.

You will have the gravitas to challenge assumptions and communicate complex financial data at Board level, engaging with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, challenging the status quo.

Inspiring innovation and partnership working, you will benefit from a collaborative management style, with the ability to engage, develop and drive services to achieve operational excellence, increasing efficiency, and productivity. Reviewing the impact of improvements you will also have experience of using qualitative and quantitative indicators to measure the performance of services, devising appropriate improvement strategies.

With the drive and ambition to ‘do things differently', you will also have a strong understanding of the challenges surrounding the financial landscape of a local authority, and be able to identify strategies to ensure we recruit, retain and develop the best talent for our Finance Academy Development Programme.

Ultimately, we are looking for you to embrace change, seize opportunities and disrupt what is normal, to deliver positive outcomes for our colleagues, customers and residents, positioning ourselves at the heart of public services. 

Should you wish to speak with our Executive Director to find out more about the position, please contact Irvin Luchowa at, who will arrange a suitable time/ date to facilitate the conversation.

To apply, please visit our website

Closing date: 25 May 2021.

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