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Senior Finance Business Partner (shareholder unit)

Nottingham, hybrid, permanent (two-year FTC)

Job description, key responsibilities and experience

Salary: £39,570, progressing to £41,591.
Closing date for applications: Friday 2 September 2022.

Nottingham is a vibrant and diverse place to live, and as a council, we’re committed to helping our communities grow and thrive and dedicated to making our services the best they can be. From our ambition to be the UK’s first carbon-neutral city by 2028 to our celebrated transport system, and from the work to redesign our city centre into an open and welcoming space to our award winning parks, leisure and cultural facilities, we’re a city with a lot to offer.

As an employer, we want to give you the opportunity to be part of our journey. We’re building a solid future, ensuring our citizens, businesses, investors and visitors can enjoy a flourishing city. We won’t stand still and are looking for new people to join our organisation, deliver our services and create the ideas that will make Nottingham a world-class city for everyone.

Who we are looking for

This role forms part of a newly established team and is an opportunity for someone to really showcase their skills.

When you join us in this role, you’ll help to inform and influence strategy, support business decisions and resolve problems relating to the companies that form part of Nottingham City Council’s ownership group or wider interests. You’ll achieve this by collating, communicating and providing analysis and interpretation of companies’ financial information and ensuring that risk management and robust shareholder governance are embedded across shareholder unit activities.

By keeping up to date with national and local issues and the changing face of legislation, we’ll expect you to interpret the impact of these for the group, ensuring appropriate responses, business plans and strategies are developed with the companies. You’ll ensure that effective working relationships with both senior officers of the companies and shareholder team are maintained, and that the quality of oversight the council has across the group meets externally recognised standards.

You will be expected to provide accurate and timely professional support and always be prepared to advise and challenge programmes, projects, business cases and decisions.

What we can give you

We’re one of our region’s leading employers and provide our workforce with a generous annual leave package, starting at 25 days plus bank holidays and the opportunity to purchase more. We promote flexible, hybrid ways of working and will double your monthly pension contributions via the Local Government Pension Scheme. We place high value in investing in our people and have a wide range of support, training and development programmes in place.

If you can match our ambition for Nottingham to be a world-class city for everyone, we want to hear from you. We aim to have a workforce that reflects our city’s diversity and particularly want to hear from candidates from BAME communities, as well as individuals that identify as having a disability.

How to apply

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Shivani Poonja.

07709 509 097

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