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Financial Planning Specialist

North Lincolnshire Council
Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6NL
Grade 8 £30,451 to £34,729 per year
Closing date
30 Jun 2021

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Job Details

North Lincolnshire Council do not accept CV's. You must complete the application form via the 'Apply' button.

Financial Planning sits at the heart of the Council’s financial services, co-ordinating the medium term financial planning process and leading on monitoring the approved financial plans in year. A small team, we are progressive and outward looking, and we play a critical role in determining the Council’s spending power and how this is invested.

We do this by working effectively with our partner teams (Business Partnering, Local Taxation & Benefits and Economic Development), working to enable the organisation to take the best decisions supported by the best financial and non-financial information, and being solution and action focussed at all times.

The financial environment in which the Council operates has changed enormously since 2010, with greater funding risk and opportunity. We need to increase the size of our team so that we can build capacity and resilience, and so that we can do more of the high value high impact work which supports the financial sustainability aspirations of the organisation.

The Role

The Financial Planning Specialist will make a significant contribution to the Council’s financial planning processes, which will in turn help the Council to make the best use of resources which will deliver the best outcomes for the people and place of North Lincolnshire.

Complex data analysis and forecasting - including the integration of relevant financial and non-financial information and other intelligence - are vital components of this role. The role is responsible for a wide range of other duties, including corporate business partnering, the production of monitoring reports, and coordination and completion of Government returns.


The Council’s gross tax base for business rates and council tax is more than £215m, comprising over 5,600 businesses and 76,000 households. The analytical skills needed for this role will be pivotal in identifying trends and changes in the taxbase, and for maximising opportunities and managing risk effectively.

The Candidate

To succeed in this role, you will have experience of financial analysis within a complex organisation and be a skilled analyst who is highly proficient with Microsoft Excel. Ideally you will have experience of business rates and/or council tax, although this is not essential. We will support you into the role and on your development journey.

You will have the opportunity to contribute to a team which pursues excellence. You will share our values – Integrity, Excellence, Self-Responsibility, and Equality of Opportunity – and directly contribute to the continuous development of North Lincolnshire Council as a progressive, commercially minded, sustainable and enabling Council.

You will be able to think innovatively and have enthusiasm for contributing to new ways of working. You will also have the skill and flexibility to operate at a fast pace and overcome challenges readily, positively and collaboratively. It is vital that you embrace change and can see the benefits of doing things differently to improve outcomes.

Role Location and Contact Details

The role will initially be based at home with the team planning to move to a hybrid home/office model when safe and appropriate to do so.

Please note interviews are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 13 July.

For further information, please contact Adam Hopley, Financial Planning Strategic Lead on 01724 296386 or email

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