We have a great opportunity to join the finance business partnering team as a Senior Finance Business Partner. In this pivotal role, you will lead and shape the provision of high-quality finance business partnering services to the organisation, supporting and driving effective business decision making and strong financial management and planning.
Alongside all of the great civil service benefits, HM Land Registry (HMLR), and finance in particular, is investing in systems to become a world class land registry. Finance and the corporate back office have and continue to invest to support this aim and so there will be a real opportunity to be actively involved in shaping the future of the finance function in HMLR.
There are plenty of opportunities to continue your financial continual professional development from structured courses to cross team learning.
This is a permanent role, that can be full time or part time to a minimum of 30 hours per week.
In this role you will report into the Head of Finance Business Partnering. You will be the lead representative for finance business partnering in assigned HMLR Directorates and Transformation Programmes, managing and developing a team of professional finance business partners who build and maintain strong working relationships with senior leaders across the organisation. This will be a prominent role in HMLR working with HMLR Board members. You will join a dynamic team who are setting a high bar for finance business partnering across the civil service.
For more information, please see the attached job description.
To be successful in this role you will be a skilled finance professional, with strong analytical ability and commercial awareness. You will have a strong ability to interpret, analyse, simplify and present complex financial information to senior stakeholders. Through your ability to effectively communicate and network, you can build and maintain a reputation as a trusted, influential and credible advisor to the most senior stakeholders in the organisation. You can exercise sound judgement in providing strategic financial advice, balancing the need to effectively challenge and support senior stakeholders and financial colleagues appropriately. You will have experience of developing, managing and delivering change and of remote management and development of staff. You can lead in building financial capability at all levels of an organisation and have experience of Government Finance and supporting HM Treasury-compliant Business Cases.
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Seeing the Big Picture
- Communicating and Influencing
- Working Together
- Changing and Improving
We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
Are you a CCAB (or equivalent) qualified accountant?
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Ability, Experience and Technical skills.
To apply you will need to complete the short application and take the online Civil Service Judgement Test. Ideally you should take these test by midday on 28th June 2021 to allow for the next stage of the application process.
Please complete the CV to include your work history and qualifications.
Please complete the technical question (in no more than 250 words) as requested:
Are you a CCAB (or equivalent) qualified accountant?
The personal statement section (in no more than 1000 words) should demonstrate evidence of the below essential experience criteria within the job description:
- Strong ability to interpret, analyse, simplify and present complex financial information to senior stakeholders.
- Ability to effectively communicate and network, building and maintaining a reputation as a trusted, influential and credible advisor to the most senior stakeholders in the organisation.
- Ability to exercise sound judgement in providing strategic financial advice, balancing the need to effectively challenge and support senior stakeholders and financial colleagues appropriately.
- Experience of Government Finance and supporting HM Treasury-compliant Business Cases.
- Experience of leading in building financial capability at all levels of an organisation.
We will complete a pre-sift on the technical question, Are you a CCAB (or equivalent) qualified accountant?
Please review your application form before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application.
Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date.
If you are successful at the sift stage you will be invited to attend a blended interview and presentation, which will be carried out via a video link. Interviews will be held the week commencing the 12th July 2021.
The blended interview will include a presentation and an interview that tests the experience and behaviours listed in the attached job description, as well as the strengths associated with the role. We want to hear your first, unrehearsed, natural response to strength questions, and so we don’t advertise which strengths are being tested.
The best way to prepare for strengths questions is to reflect on what you identify as your own personal strengths, and your preferred ways of working.
HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.
If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement.
Location: Croydon, Nottingham, Plymouth
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This job is broadly open to the following groups:
- UK nationals
- nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
- nationals of the Republic of Ireland
- nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
- certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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Contact point for applicants
Job contact :
Name : Oz Conn
Email : Austen.Conn@landregistry.gov.uk
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Online test instructions
Ideally you should take these test by midday on 28th June 2021 to allow for the next stage of the application process:
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