Head of Finance - Children's Services
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1860
  • Published: Thu 08/09/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/10/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £99,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Head of Finance - Children's Services

Head of Finance - Childrens and Young Peoples Services
£68,958 - £87,981 per annum

Help deliver for Children and Young People in Newham

Newham is a vibrant inner-city borough with excellent transport links to the rest of London and South-East England, including Kent, Essex, Surrey and Middlesex. Proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures across the country; it’s a hugely ambitious borough with a lot going on.

We are looking for an inspirational leader to join us at the Head of Finance level to help shape and embed our new finance service, and ensure the transformation is delivered efficiently and effectively, at speed. We are looking for a motivated individual who can lead by example and help build a sustainable, highly effective service that delivers exceptional support to one of our front line departments.

The role will lead on providing high level financial support to the CYPS department, covering education, social care and youth services. You’ll be the key contact for senior stakeholders including Cabinet Members and Directors. As part of the finance leadership team you’ll work to achieve the following Finance Service objectives;

  • To take the lead on financial control to enable financial sustainability, and provide professional counsel and insight as a trusted advisor to front line departments.
  • To empower and develop our staff as finance professionals, and create a positive and motivated working environment.
  • To champion value for money in both our General Fund and Dedicated Schools Grant, develop opportunities and embed commercial practices, with one eye to the future to embrace innovation and change.

To be suitable for this role you need to be a leading finance professional, with excellent communication skills and proven management experience, including driving through change to services and teams. A track record in effective stakeholder management is also essential, as is experience of working with demand led or education services.

For more information or for a confidential discussion, please contact Andrew Ward on 07855581017.

Closing date: 30th September 2022

Please view Head of Finance Childrens Service Job Description

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We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.

The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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