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Senior Finance Business Partner

Employer
City of London Police
Location
City of London Police estate within the square mile
Salary
£57,000 - £65,480 per annum plus £6,710 London Weighting
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Description of CoLP: The City of London is the historic heart of London packed with history, commercial activity and culture. It has both a rich legacy of historic buildings and a large number of iconic sites including St Paul’s, the Bank of England, the Royal Exchange, and the Gherkin.

The City of London Police protects the people, businesses and infrastructure of the City of London. Our unique strengths include our experience of policing and protecting one of the most important, dynamic and challenging environments in the UK whilst leading the national response to fraud.​

We lead the physical security of the Square Mile, balancing tradition with modern challenges, and maintaining well established relationships with commercial and law enforcement partners worldwide, which maintains integrity and ease of trading in the City of London. We deliver a world class conventional and digital policing environment, supporting safety by design, leading the delivery of a safe place to live, work and visit whether physically or virtually.

Description of Department: It is an exciting time to join the Finance team, with its future vision to provide an exceptional Finance service, supporting and enabling front line policing. This includes supporting transformational change, driving commercial opportunities and building strong relationships across the Force and with our partners.

Purpose of the Role: We are looking for an excellent Senior Finance Business Partner to bring strategic financial leadership to City of London Police’s role as National Lead Force for Fraud & Cyber. It will also provide essential, senior finance support and advice to the FCCRAS programme, which has a whole life cost in excess of £160m and is one of the Government’s Major Programmes. The responsibilities of the role include delivering financial insight and business intelligence to the National Lead Force portfolio to ensure the Force’s strategic objectives are met, leading on the assessment of full cost recovery to make sure that grant funding and recharges are set to cover the cost of providing those services, liaising closely with Home Office on (revenue and capital) costs and funding, monitoring and forecasting the in-year financial position and providing expert modelling support to all of this work.

As well as a strong grounding in financial services, candidates will have an ethos of continuous improvement to support ongoing development of the service, the team and the Force. A background in public sector finance would be an advantage. This is a real opportunity to guide future direction and make a real difference.

The successful candidate will provide financial advice to enable the maximisation of resources and the successful delivery of value for money services. This includes the promotion of financial standards and practices across the Force to ensure a financially compliant organisation and provision of financial, commercial and strategic support to budget holders, service managers and senior management. You will have excellent communication skill and will play a pivotal role in strengthening the quality and flow of information between the Finance team and service areas. You will have the capability to develop a deep understanding of the National Lead Force portfolio, be able to work collaboratively with colleagues across the business areas and be able to balance the service needs with financial stewardship whilst at all time delivering exceptional professional standards.

The application and interview will be tested under Level 3 of the College of Policing Competency and Values Framework.

This role is open to all Police Staff / external candidates who meet the essential criteria of the person specification, regardless of current grade. Applicants who fail to address the skills/knowledge/experience of the job description will not be considered.

If you would like to discuss the post in more detail, please contact our Deputy Chief Finance Officer, Steven Reynolds:steven.reynolds@cityoflondon.police.uk Chief Financial Officer, Alistair Cook: alistair.cook@cityoflondon.police.uk or Deputy Financial Officer, Mark Paddon: mark.paddon@cityoflondon.police.uk

The closing date for applications is 23rd May 2024 @23:59

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 3rd June 2024. 

This vacancy is open only to those who have the right to work in the UK.

The City of London Police is keen to promote flexible working and will, subject to operational policing requirements, proactively consider all applications to work flexibly.

The City of London Police is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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