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Business Partner

Leeds City Council
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PO4 - £39,571 to £42,614
Closing date
27 May 2022

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Local council
Contract Type
Full Time
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The role

Leeds City Council is one of the largest employers in the region. We want Leeds to be the best city in the UK: compassionate and caring with a strong economy; tackling poverty and reducing inequalities; and working towards being a net zero carbon city by 2030.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual to join us as a Finance Business Partner in our highly regarded, forward-thinking Financial Management service. You will work closely with a portfolio of council services, providing high quality financial information and advice so they can deliver the council’s priorities while achieving value for money.

You will support service delivery and transformation through your focus on financial planning, options appraisals, invest-to-save business cases and a commercial approach to traded services. You will also take a risk-based approach to supporting the core finance processes of budget planning, monitoring, reporting and closure of accounts.

We have a strong track record of helping people develop their Finance careers, alongside our commitment to improving diversity and wellbeing. In addition to training, development and mentoring, employees can also gain experience in our different Finance teams (the job description for this vacancy is generic to reflect this flexibility).

You can also take advantage of our various flexible working patterns including our ‘hybrid’ working model. Staff within Financial Management at present work both in the office and from home, with an average of 1-2 days worked from the office a week depending on business need.

About you

You can build credible, collaborative relationships with senior officers and other stakeholders, understanding their needs but providing challenge where needed.

You have good analytical and communication skills and use these to present clear financial information and options to decision makers.

You can work independently to solve problems, and plan and prioritise your work to meet deadlines.

You have a good knowledge of core finance processes and are AAT qualified or equivalent as a minimum.

In your application, please give us examples that show how you meet the requirements in the job description for skills, knowledge, experience and behaviours.

Interviews will be in person in our Leeds office, Civic Hall.

For an informal discussion contact Louise Hornsey, Senior Head of Finance, on 0113 3788689 or

About Leeds City Council

Our benefits

We pride ourselves on offering the best employee experience, with a genuine commitment to keeping our colleagues safe and well at work.

As a compassionate employer, we’re focused on your health and wellbeing, work life balance and money and finances – here to support you whenever you need it.

To make sure everyone can be their best and feel like they count, we provide access to a range of employment policies and practices, all designed to support your personal ambitions and circumstances.

We know our workforce enjoy time together with colleagues at an office but also like the benefits of working from home. We support a model that allows a good work life balance, including flexible working arrangements and a combination of home and office working.

Find out more about the benefits of working for us here:

Working for Leeds City Council

Being open, honest and trusted — that's what our council is built on.

We want Leeds to be the best council in the best city. So, as one of the largest employers in the region with over 15,000 employees, our aim is to recruit and develop talented individuals who embody our council values and ambitions. Find out more here:

Our people

Our city is one of diversity and vibrancy, something we're keen to represent through our diverse and dynamic people. We've built an inclusive and innovative place to work, making sure everyone feels valued and welcome — no matter who they are and where they come from. Find out more here:

Working in Leeds

Leeds is a city full of energy and compassion, making it a great place to live and work. Find out more here:

To apply online, please visit the Leeds City Council jobs site:

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer 2020, a Mindful employer and a Disability Confident Leader.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK  - either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and the role does not meet eligibility for sponsorship, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.

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