Finance Business Partner - Major Projects


About Three Rivers District Council

Three Rivers District in South West Hertfordshire straddles the north west corner of the M25 on the edge of Greater London. The district is a mixture of beautiful countryside, villages and small towns. The area has a diverse range of sectors and businesses and is a centre for the film industry with Warner Brothers at Leavesden forming part of a studio cluster along with Elstree and Pinewood is a short drive away.

At a glance

  • 700 historic assets and 22 conservation areas, 77% of the district is in the Green Belt.
  • 1,914 NNDR registered businesses with the economy providing 39,000 jobs
  • Very low crime rate
  • The district ranks highly for business registrations and start ups with a highly skilled and trained workforce, high employment levels with GVA and weekly earnings above average

The Department:
The Finance Service is part of a well established Shared Service between Three Rivers District Council and Watford Borough Council which also includes HR and ICT. Members of the finance team are employed by Three Rivers but work across both authorities. As a shared service, we are a larger team than normally found at a district council which offers our team members a great balance between specialising in particular technical areas and gaining experience across a wide range of different disciplines. And, although neighbouring authorities, Three Rivers and Watford are diverse with a wide range of investments, assets, joint ventures, and regeneration projects.

The Role:
This role is one of three Finance Business Partner (FBP) roles within the Finance Business Partnering Team (see structure chart for further details). The FBPs work collaboratively across the two authorities and each has a primary designated area of responsibility. This post primarily supports Major Projects across Watford Borough Council.
Major Projects are defined as schemes, programmes and portfolios of significant value, risk, or complexity and include (but is not limited to):
• Major Capital Schemes
• Commercial Portfolio
• Regeneration Portfolio
• Wholly owned subsidiaries
• Joint Ventures
• Surplus sites programme

The post holder is a key member of project teams and project boards, working closely with the Head of Finance, Director of Finance and the senior leadership team, ensuring the budgetary and risk implications are understood, managed, and reported through the budget monitoring and budget planning cycle.

Agile Working:

The Council has adopted an Agile Working Charter, and uses technology to enable its staff to work flexibly.  You will be expected to work from the Three Rivers House in Rickmansworth a minimum of 1 day per week and remotely for a minimum of three days per week.

What we offer: £48,688 to £52,821 plus £2,000 market supplement

We offer an excellent benefits package, including competitive salary, 28 days holiday - rising to 30 days (if applicable), a generous employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance, flexible working, career development, free on-site parking, cycle-to-work scheme, discounted leisure centre membership, employee volunteering schemes and access to discounted activities and days out.

Closing Date: 18th July 2022
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Hannah Doney, Head of Finance, (T:) 01923 727131 / (E:)
A basic DBS check will be carried out for this post

Please apply here.