Business Partner - Service Support

Camden, London (Greater)
£44,612 - £51,751
09 Oct 2018
21 Oct 2018
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type

Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Salary: £44,612 - £51,751

Contract Type: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract, Fulltime, 36 hours

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

Click HERE for information on Camden’s flexible working options


It’s an exciting time to join Camden’s Finance service. Following our accreditation as a CIPFA Platinum Employer, we are seeking an innovative, highly skilled individual to work in our business partnering service (Supporting People) and contribute to the development and implementation of the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy, providing value enhancing financial support to services and attending senior management meetings. You will help drive our outcomes-based budgeting approach and deliver the best use of resources for the people of Camden. 


We are seeking a Business Partner to support the relevant Head of Finance whilst the substantive post holder is on an employment break. You will be responsible for the financial support within a specific division(s), delivering sound financial advice on all matters within that area and those that cut across directorates. You’ll have overall responsibility in financial planning, management accounting and coordination of financial arrangements for the given area, as well as leading on cross-cutting areas such as corporate reporting. You’ll also have line management responsibilities for a small team.


Alongside this, you will maintain an engaging and proactive relationship with key stakeholders across the Business and contribute to the design, production and implementation of projects to achieve MTFS efficiencies. You will play a key role in delivering an integrated approach to the development of financial strategy across all council services.


To be considered for this role you must be CCAB (or equivalent) qualified and demonstrate your ability to build excellent relationships, effectively managing and engaging relevant officers with their financial governance.


You will have strong influencing and negotiating skills, with a good understanding of local government finance and financial techniques such as budgeting, monitoring, closing and options appraisal.


You will be able to effectively communicate complex financial issues in a clear and accessible manner, confidently dealing with elected member and other senior officers.


About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.


Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden. 

Discover and Diversity 
To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website 


How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job profile attached at the bottom of this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. 

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655,, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG. 

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 21st October 2018, 23:59

Online OPQ and verbal reasoning test: To be confirmed

Interviews to be held: w/c 29th October

Please quote reference: 180000VN

To view the Job Profile please click HERE


Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are: 19th November, 17th December