Senior Level Recruitment

Lead Finance Business Partner

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Money and Pensions Service
Holborn, London
Closing date:
18th January
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
Monday 18th January 2021
Long listing
w/c 25th January 2021
Preliminary interviews
w/c 1st February 2021
Short listing
w/c 15th February 2021
w/c 22nd February 2021
Final panel
w/c 1st March 2021


Big Job – Bigger Opportunity – Lasting Legacy

Here at the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), we believe a financially healthy nation is good for individuals, communities, businesses and the economy. As the largest single funder of free debt advice in England we helped almost 1.26 million people with debt advice, money guidance and pension guidance in the 2019/20 financial year. We’re looking for people who have the right skills, knowledge and behaviours for the job, but equally as important is a strong commitment to our objectives, values and vision.

As Lead Finance Business Partner, you will lead our team of business partners who work throughout the business to enable finance to sit at the heart of decision making. Working closely with the Director of Finance and senior leadership, you will ensure that staff across the organisation are equipped with the knowledge and support they need to fulfil their financial obligations and develop an understanding of how financial management and forecasting can support decision making. You will also ensure that directors in the organisation are aware of and held accountable to meeting financial requirements in their teams.

A qualified accountant, you will bring proven technical expertise along with experience within a comparably complex environment and extensive understanding of public sector finance, ideally with some exposure to central government. A collaborative and inclusive leader, you will evidence past success in developing and maintaining high performing teams to support effective financial management across an organisation in finance and non-finance staff alike. You will be supportive in your approach, but not afraid to bring challenge where required to support the organisation. You will bring not just capability, but a clear sense of a strong value set in line with an organisation that champions inclusion, diversity, collaboration and successful delivery.

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How to apply

To apply for this post you will need to submit the following documentation by Monday 18th January 2020​

  • A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements;
  • statement of suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the essential criteria set out in the person specification;
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, this form will appear online during the application process. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way.

If relevant, please also submit:

  • A Disability Confident Scheme form, only if you wish to apply under this scheme.

Please note the above highlighted documents are mandatory.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Matt Malone at GatenbySanderson on 07471 037 070. 

Given the ongoing pressures created by national restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are keen to accommodate the needs of all candidates who may be experiencing additional caring and work responsibilities at the current time. We are particularly aware of the fact that some candidates may struggle to complete a full CV and supporting statement prior to the advertised deadline. With this in mind, we have designed this process with additional flexibility built into the timescales. If you are in a position where you wish to apply but feel unable to complete all the required documents prior to the deadline, please send us an expression of interest (to the email address below) highlighting your intention to apply prior to the advertised closing date. Once this is complete, please contact Matt Malone on, and he will be happy to discuss any additional time you need to finalise the full application needed. Your application will not be assessed for suitability until this extension has passed or all documents have been submitted.

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