We are excited to be able to offer an excellent opportunity to join a well-resourced Finance function within a forward-looking, dynamic local authority. Following a successful restructure, we are seeking to further strengthen our existing Finance team to support the delivery of the Council’s new and ambitious 4-year Strategic Plan.
Your expertise and enthusiasm will be essential as the Council undergoes large-scale transformation and responds to the challenges and opportunities post-COVID and through the on-gong cost of living crisis, which impact our residents and businesses alike. Our borough is a microcosm of London with the fastest population growth in the country because we are a very special place where people want to live and work.
We offer good rewards and a vibrant working environment in which to advance your skills and experience, with plenty of opportunity to expand your learning and career development. Join us and help us make a difference in providing the sound financial environment that enables our front-line services to make it a safer, cleaner, and fairer place for the residents, businesses and visitors to our Borough.
We are recruiting to a Team Manager Client Financial Affairs, sitting within our Health & Adult Social Care Strategic Finance Team, to provide a comprehensive Client Financial Affairs service on behalf of the Council, in accordance with statutory requirements, best practice and the Council’s policies and procedures. As we continue to modernise and improve the efficiency of the Client Financial Affairs service (deputyship and Appointeeship clients), this role is critical to develop information, guidance, policies and procedures across all key areas of the Council in line with statutory guidance and Council policies, ensure compliance, and manage correspondence and communication between clients, next of kin, as well as with other internal and external partners.
Successful candidates would need to have a strong knowledge, understanding and experience of the legislative and contextual framework of Client Financial Affairs and of the working principles of deputyship and appointeeship service delivery models, best practice, and day-to-day operations of the team. Practical experience of managing the financial affairs of vulnerable adults, and the related functions associated with the Client Financial Affairs Team, is essential.
Further information and details on the role can be found here and the attachments you will find at the bottom of this advert on the tower Hamlets website.
For the above role candidates successful in the interview stage may be asked to undertake a test and/or presentation.
Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.
Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.
We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the Borough.
Benefits and Allowances
Normal local government benefits including pension.