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Senior Finance Business Partner

Beverley, permanent, hybrid working

Job description, key responsibilities and experience

Salary: £64,057 (Grade 17 + £5k salary supplement)

Closing date: Friday 11th November

Interview date: week commencing Monday 28th November

Invest in your career and build a professional legacy within our well-respected finance team

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to work with us to shape and develop the Council’s Finance Business Partnering offer. In addition to leading our business partnering arrangements, you will provide strategic level support to the Director of Finance and Corporate Finance Manager in their roles as Section 151 Officer and deputy respectively. If you have a desire to seek continual improvement, innovation and value a trust based and collaborative working environment, then we would love to hear from you.

'The Senior Business Partner is a critical role for the Finance service. It will shape our service delivery offer to budget holders and be an influential voice in shaping financial policy and decision making across the organisation, driving forward innovation, value for money and improvement alongside our leadership team.’
Julian Neilson Director of Finance East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

About the role

Your responsibilities will be interesting and diverse. You will be the leading adviser on key financial issues pertaining to the Council’s service delivery, and you will provide oversight and management to two Finance Business Partners responsible for providing support to the Adult Social Care, Children, Families and Schools, Communities & Environment and Planning & Economic Regeneration Directorates. In addition, you will be responsible for the provision of business partnering arrangements for the Corporate Resources Directorate, the provision of strategic advice and support for authority wide financial projects, and the development and oversight of the learning and development programme both within finance and for delivery to our customers. You will be responsible for leading the Business Partnering section including up to 60 employees.

Your success in this role will draw on your strong negotiation and influencing skills and your ability to provide strategic financial advice and direction on behalf of the Director of Finance. Previous business partnering experience is welcomed. 

As one of the largest unitary authorities in the country, we have a large finance team with over 160 dedicated and valued colleagues with a proud track record of delivering strong financial management.

If you are looking for a role where you can make your mark and add real value, come along and join the finance leadership team on our exciting journey as we shape the future of the Council’s Finance service.

We positively encourage productive, flexible working and we provide you with the technology you need to work from a variety of locations. The Finance service has adopted a blended working policy which will allow you to spend a proportion of your time working remotely. There will be an expectation for you to attend the office according to business need, and this will be open to negotiation. Currently, the majority of our corporate finance and business partnering teams attend the workplace for at least one day per week.

New to East Riding of Yorkshire?

Our administrative Headquarters are at County Hall in Beverley, where you will be based, which is a beautiful historic market town which is highly regarded by the thousands of people who come to our area each year. We are one of the largest local authorities by area in the country covering almost 1,000 square miles. Our area reaches out close to York at the northern point and the North Yorkshire Moors when moving North East embracing 75 kilometres of coast from Flamborough in the North East to Spurn Point at the mouth of the Humber Estuary. 

We border onto Hull and our area including the iconic Humber Bridge moves West including Goole to our boundary with Pollington running North up the River Derwent towards York. We have many market towns, areas of affluence, some areas of deprivation particularly in parts of Goole, Withernsea and Bridlington as well as the great features of the Yorkshire Wolds which also presents challenges in terms of rural isolation and loneliness. Travel time from York to Beverley is 50 minutes, Leeds to Beverley just over 1 hour. The East Riding has many hidden gems and is a great place to live, work and have fun.

How to apply

To apply please upload your CV, including a personal statement in one Microsoft Word document.

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and name of place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment and the contact details of at least two referees including your current / most recent employer indicating whether you provide us with the authority to contact each referee prior to interview. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact our recruitment partners at Penna.

Contact Delina Teklehaymanot

Phone: 07752791517

For further information and the job description, please visit the East Riding Council website.