We’re Northamptonshire Children’s Trust, an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in November 2020 to deliver children’s services to both North and West Northamptonshire Councils. Our ambition is to improve the lives of children and their families, with a focus on ensuring a positive impact on those most in need of protection and care. Operationally independent from the Councils, we have a unique opportunity to be more agile and adaptable in our approach to delivery, and to explore new ways of working. We’re developing a culture that allows the highest standard of service to flourish so that we can consistently deliver the best outcomes for children, young people and our community.
About the role
As a Finance Business Partner, you’ll provide financial expertise and assurance, contributing to the strategic and operational leadership of our finance division. With great communication skills, you’ll develop effective relationships with national bodies and other local authorities, and service the financial needs of internal customers. You’ll also lead the provision of financial direction, support and analysis to all service and support directorates. Plus, your finance and technical expertise will help you support the improvement of services through strategic financial advice as well as design and deliver bespoke financial training packages to colleagues.
You’ll benefit from an understanding of how local government works, as well as the children’s and adult’s social care sector. You’ll be contributing to the financial planning process, so experience participating in the implementation of successful change is a must. This is a challenging yet impactful role, so you’ll need to be adaptable and solutions focused, ready to tackle issues head on. What’s more, you’ll lead, motivate and develop the finance team to achieve its objectives and enhance its performance.
Working for the Children’s Trust
When you work with us, we’ll expect a lot from you, but there’s also a lot you’ll get in return. As well as a generous holiday entitlement and a fantastic employee discount scheme, we also offer additional maternity leave options and the chance to be part of the local government pension scheme. Plus, we’re committed to building a skilled, knowledgeable and flexible workforce, that promotes innovation and strives for continuous improvement – so you’ll benefit from great training, as well as loads of development opportunities. Join us and you’ll be part of an inclusive, supportive environment where you’re empowered to make good professional decisions and take your career to new heights.
Closing Date: Monday 10 October 11.30am
Interview Date: w/c 24 October
Shivani Poonja 07709 509 097 or Shivani.Poonja@penna.com