Salary: £30,294 to £32,552 plus an allowance of £1,639. You will receive £30,294 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £32,552 will be via incremental progression
Location: Across London
Put your skills to good use in our CTP Finance team
Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) is dedicated to protecting the UK from ever-evolving threats. As part of the CTP Finance team, you’ll work with policing, government and the security services, supporting CTP so it can perform at its best. As well as liaising with a wide range of stakeholders, you’ll do something hugely important: play your part in keeping the UK safe through your work every day.
Working with the Management Accounting Team Leader, you’ll provide a co-ordinated finance and assurance function for CT Policing. It will bring together finance activity for four main areas: national CTP, CTP within the Met, the Specialist Operations Business Group, and individual Operational Command Units within Specialist Operations.
Day to day, you’ll tackle a variety of tasks including analysing results and forecasts; outlining financial options; and improving performance. It’s a chance to work across varied functional and strategic areas such as Financial Management, Audit & Assurance; Grant Management & Allocation; and Third Party Contracts.
We’re looking for a highly organised professional who works methodically, even in demanding circumstances. Proactive and motivated, you meet deadlines and take pride in providing a high standard of service. Your expertise will cover accruals/journals, invoicing and reconciliations, and ideally, you’ll be AAT or part-CCAB qualified. Support will be provided to undertake professional accountancy training. Either way, you can analyse and interpret data, and explain financial information clearly, using strong communication skills.
Discover a fascinating role that’s at the heart of protecting the UK public. As part of the Met, you can expect a range of benefits plus excellent training and the chance to develop.
The post holder will be responsible for working with the Management Accounting Team Leader to deliver and embed a co-ordinated commercial finance and assurance function for CT Policing, aligning counter terrorism financial activity extended across four broad areas in support of the Government’s National CONTEST strategy.
- National Counter Terrorism (CT) Policing, including Protective Security (PS);
- CT Policing within the Metropolitan Police Service;
- Specialist Operations (SO) Business Group within the MPS; and
- Individual Operational Command Units within Specialist Operations
Main areas of delegated responsibility will fall across the following strategic and functional areas:
- Financial Management, Audit & Assurance
- CT Policing Grant Management and Allocation
- Third Party Contracts; and
- Protective Security Grant Management
The post holder will be required to do the following:
The Deputy Finance Manager will support the Management Accounting Team Leader (working alongside colleagues throughout the MPS/CTPHQ, Corporate Finance, Strategic Procurement, Shared Support Services and the distributed National CT Policing network) to ensure that CT Policing achieves value for money and maximises value from the services it delivers whilst meeting the needs of the Business. Timely analysis of actual results and forecasts, discussing options to ensure the organisation achieves its operational goals, whilst reducing and improving performance.
This will include:
- Building relationships with business areas and service delivery leads, including the National CT Network, and external partners, ensuring that the CTP HQ Finance function works effectively and efficiently within CTP HQ, the MPS, the Specialist Operations Business Group and across the CT network
- Provision of financial information, including funding letters and reports to all those that require it, covering all areas within the remit of Financial Business; including CTP HQ pillars, National Co-ordinators and the wider CT network
- Monitoring and quality assuring the quarterly forecast commission provided by the National CT Network, identifying key risks and opportunities affecting CT/PS objectives
- To assist with the preparation of accurate, timely and understandable financial information for managers within CTPHQ, SO and other stakeholders to support decision-making and enable them to deliver their accountabilities effectively
- Ensure journals, receipts and payments are made in line with MPS accounting principles and processes
- Supporting the Finance Analysts by preparing and providing financial information as directed and to assist in the preparation of accruals/journals/overtime and other month end tasks
- Monitoring SSCL transactional services and interrogating MPS systems as necessary. Liaising with Shared Service Centre colleagues as necessary
- Assist in providing information and advice to internal and external stakeholder groups, such as MPS Business Groups and National CT colleagues
- Working collaboratively with Shared Services Centre, MPS Corporate Finance and other CTP HQ Pillars, including Human Resources, Local Support Services and National Finance colleagues
- Attending meetings and mandatory training/briefings as appropriate
- To undertake any other appropriate functions as required by CTPHQ Strategic Finance and SO Finance Business Partners
- Providing data in support of ad hoc projects as directed
This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) level before taking up the post; with a willingness to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) once in post, if required.
Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.
Our Employee Commitments
Counter Terrorism Policing aims to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere and culture and an environment where all our people feel a strong sense of belonging and are able to reach their full potential. Where any group or individual can be and feel respected, supported and valued to fully participate and contribute to our mission of “Working to keep people safe from Terrorism”.
Inclusion, diversity and equality is at the front and centre of our approach to make the composition of Counter Terrorism Policing more representative of the communities we serve. As Counter Terrorism is rooted in Local Policing, to tackle today’s complex policing challenges, applications from across all communities are therefore essential and encouraged. Counter Terrorism Policing as a network is committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations’.
Counter Terrorism Policing is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements, and including part time working or job share. In addition, this role has been reviewed following learning from work during the Covid pandemic and may be done in an agile manner. In the first instance, please contact the vacancy holder to discuss how such arrangements could be accommodated (where applicable).
To apply, please visit our website. Applications will be via a detailed CV and Personal Statement. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).
Completed applications must be submitted by 05/11/2021
We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.
As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.