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Finance Business Partner (Education)

London Borough of Richmond and Wandsworth
Wandsworth/Hybrid working
£44,601 to £54,045 per annum (Subject to experience)
Closing date
16 May 2022

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Local government, Borough councils, Local council
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you passionate about providing a key finance service to the Children’s Services Senior Management Team?

Are you able to drive efficiencies and savings proposals to ensure the department meets their savings targets?

Are you passionate about making improvements and implementing change?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified accountant to join our Children’s Services Finance team supporting the Children’s Education and SEN transport Services and providing the right candidate with the opportunity to diversify their local government experience.

As Finance Business Partner, you will report to the Head of Finance – deputising for them when necessary. This role provides an excellent opportunity to develop your people management skills, as you will be liaising with multiple stakeholders. This is an exciting time to join a highly motivated team, which is committed to achieving the visions set for Wandsworth Council. 

For this role, you will need to ideally have a background in Finance supporting the Education Service and/or SEN Transport, however this is not essential and the necessary training will be provided. You will also need to have demonstrable experience of closing accounts and using the financial information you have produced to influence decision making.

You will have a proactive approach and willingness to build effective relationships with customers, other departmental teams and key stakeholders across the organisation.  The environment is fast paced, with tight deadlines therefore you will need to be a good communicator, well organised, have excellent written, numerical and analytical skills and sound IT abilities.

Contact details

For an informal discussion, please contact Luisa Hansen on


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including home working (dependant on service needs) and in line with COVID 19 guidelines and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.

We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Close date: 11:59pm on Monday 16th May 2022
  • Shortlisting date: week commencing Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Interview date/s: Tuesday 24th May & Wednesday 25th May 2022

Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply?

To be considered for interview your application and supporting statement must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in the Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.

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