Healthy Streets Programme Accountant & Governance Manager x1 Post
Grade: MM1 £38,946- £49,818
Hours : 36
Contract type : Fixed Term 2 Years
The Healthy Streets programme aims to make active travel safe and accessible for people who live, work and visit Enfield. We deliver a range of projects across the Borough to deliver improved neighbourhoods, town centres and a connected network of walking and cycling routes and facilities. Our aim is to enable behaviour change through a combination of street re-design and a range of community services and events.
The Healthy Streets programme has recently introduced a Programme Management Office to help ensure coherence and consistency across the portfolio of projects. We are now looking to build on this work by introducing a new role of Accountant and Governance Manager. Demonstrable financial management experience will be necessary as this post will lead on all financial aspects of the programme, ensuring effective and efficient management of an annual budget of up-to £10m. From a financial perspective, the programme has a range of both internal and external stakeholders and the post holder will need to ensure their requirements are met through clear and timely financial reporting.
Increasingly, the programme is securing funding from multiple sources, and the ability to build positive relationships with key stakeholders will be essential. A significant proportion of the funding is securing from a bidding process and therefore the post holder will be required to support this by leading on financial aspects of bids.
Working collaboratively with internal Project Managers will be vital to successful delivery and this should include a coaching and mentoring approach to instil sound financial management capability across all members of the team.
In addition to the financial focus, this role will also play a key role in programme governance. Internal training for these aspects of the role can be provided – but the requirement is for the post holder to be willing to go beyond just financial reporting. It will be necessary for the post holder to be actively involved in other PMO functions, such as the change control process and risk management, so that they are integrated into the decisions that will ultimately impact on cost.
Previous experience with internal auditing would be desirable but not essential.
The team are working remotely and this approach will continue post pandemic, although office space is available at the Civic Centre for those who would prefer. The team currently meet in person monthly which includes a working and social element
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
How to apply:
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.
2. Your CV which includes your full work history since leaving full time education.
Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing Date: 11:59pm on the 25th July 2021
Interview date: 28th July 2021
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Richard Eason on 0208 132 0698 for an informal discussion.
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