Business Partner

Camden, London (Greater)
£46,756 - £54,238 per annum
27 Jan 2021
08 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full time

About us 

Camden is changing on the inside to make life better for everyone. Because we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. As a Business Partner you will be part of the Supporting Communities Finance team. This team manages budgets for all of the Council’s housing services, house-building programme (the Community Investment Programme) and all other community-based services, including planning, libraries, parks, leisure centres and our relationship with the voluntary sector. 

The role 

This role leads on the financial monitoring, budget-setting and business partnering for two key divisions within the Council: 

  1. Community Services: this division includes Leisure Services, Library Services, Parks, Public protection (including health and safety) and our work with the Voluntary and Community Sector.
  2. Housing Support Services: this division includes our housing pathway, finding temporary and eventually permanent accommodation for rough sleepers and homelessness families. The division also manages the Council’s relationship with housing associations and provides transport services for vulnerable people across the borough.

This post is a permanent appointment.  It includes the line management of one Management Accountant (Community Services) and oversight of the work of one Business Advisor (Housing Support Services).

About you 

You can come from any financial background. We are very keen to receive applications from experienced accountants from any sector. We are looking for the following skills and attributes are important for this role: 

  • CCAB (or equivalent) qualified accountant
  • Detailed understanding of financial techniques such as budgeting, monitoring, closing of accounts and options appraisal
  • Excellent influencing skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex financial issues to differing levels within the organisation
  • Ability to deal confidently with elected members
  • Good understanding of local government finance is a benefit, but not essential 

We are looking for people who can build relationships whilst delivering sound business and financial advice to the serve they are supporting. People who show an ability to really understand how the service works and be a valuable business partner and adviser to the Director of Community Services and the Director of Housing Support Services, alongside their divisional senior management team.   

For more information please refer to the job profile.

This role is subject to a DBS Enhanced Check.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our corporate services, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits. 

Additional information     

To view the Job Profile please click HERE 

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.   

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website  

Asking for Adjustments   

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.