Head of Finance – Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership
Salary Range: £55,900 - £61,250
Work Locations: Pacific House, Three Bridges, Bartholomew House, Brighton and Hove Town Hall, Hove.
Given the current Covid-19 situation, special arrangements will be made with respect to interviews ensuring a safe interview process and equality of access for all participants.
Coast to Capital
As a Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Coast to Capital exists to provide strategic leadership to drive economic growth and the sustainable success of the beautiful, vibrant, and exceptionally well connected area of East Surrey, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove. It has secured over £300 million of public investment Coast to Capital and now has an even more important role in supporting the recovery of the economy. Coast to Capital is a collaborative organisation which is passionate about supporting the economic success of the area and making a real difference.
Accountable Body (BHCC)
Brighton & Hove City Council will be the Accountable Body for Coast to Capital from 1 April 2021 and will operate the statutory financial and legal assurance function on their behalf. The post holder will be employed on Brighton & Hove City Council terms and conditions and will have a reporting line to the S151 Chief Finance Officer in Brighton & Hove City Council.
Interview date: To be arranged
If you have any enquiries and for further information please contact Nigel Manvell, BHCC at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the role
Coast to Capital is a small but passionate and high performing team which is ambitious for the Coast to Capital area. Ambitious is one of our corporate values along with Focused, Trusted, Champion and Diverse, and the team are all working hard to make Coast to Capital an ‘Exceptional’ Local Enterprise Partnership. Our Senior Management Team is committed to creating and promoting a diverse, open and inclusive culture. Our supportive environment is important to us and employee wellbeing is a key priority.
The post will be co-located in the Coast to Capital offices in Three Bridges and Brighton & Hove City Council’s offices. You can find further details on how to find Coast to Capital here and take a tour of the excellent Coast to Capital office facilities here. Colleagues in both organisations are currently working remotely.
We are seeking a self-motivated, articulate and competent individual to provide and oversee a full range of financial services to the Coast to Capital LEP. The successful candidate will need to be highly organised, have excellent written and oral communication skills, including good presentation and report-writing skills, with an ability to operate at a strategic financial planning level. You will be able to build good working relationships with senior LEP executives, LEP and Accountable Body staff, delivery partners, and outsourced providers. You will need to have good knowledge and experience of financial management, financial administration, governance and internal controls, financial planning and appraisal.
In this role you will be supporting senior LEP executives including preparing a wide range of reports for the LEP Board, Investment Committee, Audit & Risk Committee and other funding and governance meetings. The role will work with the S151 Chief Finance Officer of the Accountable Body to ensure that effective governance and internal controls are in place and that compliance is maintained. You will be responsible for the management and oversight of funding agreements as well as every aspect of financial management and accounting from financial monitoring through to closure of the accounts, working with the outsourced bookkeeper, auditor and payroll provider to provide a full range of services.
You will also need to have good analytical skills to interpret data and support robust decision-making and will assist in the development of projects and proposals as the LEP develops its business model and regional approach.
Benefits we can offer include:
- Working in a friendly and positive team environment
- Annual leave entitlement of 28 days plus 2 Concessionary Days
- Flexible working policies and remote working
- Optional access to a Local Government pension
- Sickness cover: 6 months at full pay, 6 months at half pay
- Employee Benefits and ‘MyStaff Shop’ providing discounts on a wide range of goods and services e.g. supermarkets and gym memberships etc.
- Redeployment opportunities in the event of change
- Access to the world of Local Government employment opportunities
Please apply via Head of Finance - Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.