Finance Business Partner - London & South East
About the role
How do we generate more vital income while making sure that our visitors enjoy incredible experiences? And how do we decide where best to invest our limited funds? Where will our spend across London and the South East have its biggest impact on realising our ambitious vision to grow the nation’s love of special places? You know the answers and, importantly, you know how to make them happen.
Due to a key finance project, we have several interim roles available. For this post, you’ll provide a group of properties in London and the South East with the professional financial support and commercial insight that they need. In many ways, you’re the senior finance professional for your portfolio of land and properties: you’ll be an influential part of your region’s senior team, bringing financial and commercial expertise, perspective and pragmatism to help stakeholders achieve their strategic and operational goals. A business partner and critical friend, you’ll provide objective advice, guidance and support, helping properties gain a better understanding of their business. You could be helping identify where and why a property is losing money, or you could be exploring new income streams and opportunities to increase revenue. Whichever way, your expertise and vision will ensure that we’re maximising the return on investment, and that we’re always in line with our wider strategy. And you’ll help us work to the future too – looking at assets and taking a long-term view on what kind of investments are necessary, and where.
Yes, you’re a qualified and experienced finance/business professional, but you’re also so much more. You’re a trusted adviser, perceptive consultant and invaluable business partner. You ask the right questions and think beyond figures; you’re quick to understand the broader organisational issues and see the bigger commercial picture. You’re collaborative and challenging, credible and persuasive, not afraid to challenge conventional thinking and suggest new ways of working. That’s absolutely vital in this role. And more than anything, you’re focused on delivering results and an outstanding service.
Because of the nature of the role, you’ll need to go through a standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Travel is an element of the role and therefore a full driving licence is required. A mileage allowance will be paid.
It’s not just our places that delight and inspire, it’s our people.
We expect a lot, but we’ll offer a great deal in return, starting with stimulating and challenging work and the opportunity to help us achieve our bold ambitions. We value your contribution, recognise the importance of a work-life balance, and are committed to your continued development. You can also look forward to free admission to all our incredible places, plus a helpful 20% off at our shops, cafes and restaurants. But they’re just the benefits we can tell you about here. There are lots more at www.nationaltrustrewardsandbenefits.org.uk
We want even more people to enjoy our extraordinary places. We want people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved with them, be inspired by them, and love them as much as we do. That’s why we’ve put some bold ambitions in place. We want everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to feel like a member of the National Trust and, by 2020, we want to have grown our membership to more than five million.
Contract: Full time, fixed term contract for 12 months
To find out more and to apply click on the apply button below.
Closing date: 24 June 2013.
Interview invitations will be sent out by 3 July 2013.
First stage assessment/interview date: Week commencing 8 July 2013 – venue location to be confirmed. Second stage interview date: Week commencing 15 July 2013 – venue location to be confirmed.
Committed to equal opportunities.
Registered charity number 205846.
About The National Trust
We're a charity that looks after special places – for ever, for everyone. We look after mills, coastline, forests, moorland, islands, castles, nature reserves, villages, and even a goldmine. And we’re as much about people as the places in our care.