Team Leader (Deputy Payments Team Manager)

4 days left

London (Greater)
£31,869 - £38,616 per annum
01 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021
Job role
Team Leader
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Are you passionate about providing a key finance service to the Children’s Services Directorate?

Are you able a team player and customer focussed?

Are you passionate about making improvements and implementing change?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Children’s Services Transactional Finance team supporting Children’s Services and providing the right candidate with the opportunity to diversify their local government experience.

About the role

As Deputy Finance Manager, you will report to the Finance Manager for the Transactional Team – deputising for them when necessary. This role provides an excellent opportunity to develop your people management skills, as you will be liaising with multiple stakeholders. This is an exciting time to join a highly motivated team, which is committed to achieving the visions set for Wandsworth Council. 

For this role, you will need to ideally have a background in Children’s Social Care and/or Early Help and an ability to undertake financial assessments, manage the departments debt and the payments function.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your CV and personal statement (no longer than two sides of A4) will clearly evidence:

  • You will have a proactive approach and willingness to build effective relationships with customers, other departmental teams, and key stakeholders across the organisation. 
  • The environment is fast paced, with tight deadlines therefore you will need to be a good communicator, well organised, have excellent written, numerical and analytical skills and sound IT abilities.

Contact details

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role, please contact Luisa Hansen by email at


We do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.

We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing date: 11:59pm on Sunday 18th April 2021
  • Shortlisting date: week commencing 19th April 2021
  • Interview date: week commencing 26th April 2021

Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams, including BAME backgrounds and candidates with disabilities.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply

To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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