Job descriptionDetails Reference number 307477 Salary £75,000 Job grade SCS Pay Band 1 Contract type Permanent Business area HMT - Public Spending Type of role Finance Working pattern Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time Number of jobs available 1 Contents Location About the job Benefits Things you need to know Apply and further information Location This post can be based in London (1 Horse Guards Road) or Darlington (Feethams House). About the job Job summary About HM Treasury If you’re interested in making a difference to people’s lives, the Treasury can offer you an exciting opportunity to influence decision making that affects the whole of the UK. Working at the heart of government, we collaborate across government to promote responsible public spending and drive strong and sustainable economic growth. Our work ranges from protecting customers through the regulation of the financial sector, helping to reduce carbon emissions and creating a greener economy, to promoting British trade around the world and supporting people across the country on jobs, growth and more. HM Treasury is proud of a diverse and inclusive work environment, committed to fairness and the promotion of equality of opportunity for all. We know that having a range of experiences, ways of working and thinking makes us stronger and better at developing policy that reflects the needs of every community. We embrace different views and experiences and value the new perspective that people from a variety of circumstances bring to the work we do. We welcome applications from candidates who have not previously worked for the Civil Service, mid- and late-career changers with transferrable skills, people from all backgrounds and circumstances regardless of disability, gender, age ethnicity, LGBT+ identity and socio-economic status. We are part of the Darlington Economic Campus, a pioneering new cross-government hub which brings people together to play an active role in the most important issues of the day whilst working closer to the communities we serve. The campus provides the opportunity for people from all over the UK to help shape the future of the country, and our flexible working practices ensure you can collaborate effectively with our partners. It’s central government, made more accessible to you! Job description About the Group The Public Spending Group is a high-profile and rewarding place to work. We help the Chancellor decide what to spend £1.2trillion a year on and ensure government delivers value for money for the taxpayer. We are responsible for reporting to Parliament and the public on how taxpayers’ money is spent. We drive forward improved outcomes and efficiency in public services and make sure value for money is at the centre of decision-making through better evaluation, data and analysis. We advise on overall government policy on public sector pay and pensions, the biggest single driver of public spending. We collaborate with and directly support departments to deliver the Government Finance Function strategy, building finance, debt and risk capability across government and developing the management information, tools and frameworks to better understand and ensure value for money. About the Team The Finance Performance & Improvement Team is one of the central Government Finance Function (GFF) teams, responsible for driving finance performance, standards (GovS006: Finance) & leading practice to achieve a vision of a modern digital finance function that delivers quality services more effectively & efficiently. We are seeking a part-time job-share partner and co-programme director with a background in finance data and systems to lead the work and team, alongside the incumbent Deputy Director. The team are also responsible for the Functional Convergence Programme—a cross-government programme that has brought together Finance (GFF), Civil Service HR, Government Grants Management Function (GGMF) & Government Commercial Function (GCF) to deliver a single interoperable functional design for adoption by departments, ALBs and wider civil service organisations—particularly through the deployment of systems, ERPs and shared services. The NOVA Functional Reference Model, will be formerly launched in Autumn 2023, acting as a blueprint of leading practice, hosted on enterprise business process modelling software, run and developed by the team. Over the next 3 years, we are passionate about supporting adoption of the design & standards and rolling out new analytical and digital capabilities (process mining) to improve cross-government insight into the efficiency and effectiveness of the functions. The 14 person team works across a wide range of partners, providing the individual with the opportunity to lead and be part of creating positive and long-lasting change across functional communities. The role offers exposure across Whitehall, including the chance to work and influence at the highest levels of the Civil Service. The team prides itself on providing an encouraging working environment, which role models flexible working and a culture of inclusivity, with opportunities to build networks within the functions and beyond. About the Job This role is for one half of a job-share with the incumbent Deputy Director Lorraine Dick, accountable for leading and running the Finance Performance & Improvement team and acting as the Functional Convergence Co-Programme Director. Accountabilities include: Launch, develop & maintain the NOVA Functional Reference Model for use by the Finance, HR, Grants & Commercial functions across government Engage & business partner departments, finance leaders and shared service clusters through detailed design & implementation of systems (namely Enterprise Resource Planning, ERPs). Establish and maintain new cross-function ‘design’ governance to set and arbitrate on any cross-government technical convergence issues (in collaboration with other functions and the Shared Services for Government Strategy Director (CO)) Maintain the Government Functional Standard GovS006: Finance Develop & deliver a performance and continuous improvement framework for the Government Finance Function—including performance reporting to all GFF governance groups, namely, Finance Leadership Group (FLG) and Finance Strategy Board (FSB). Provide quality leadership, coaching and line management jointly with the job-share partner for a team of 14 people. Candidate Drop-In Session We will be running 3 candidate drop-in sessions for this role to give you greater insight about the role, meet Lorraine Dick the job-share partner, and the chance to learn more about HM Treasury and the recruitment process. If you would like to join us, then use the appropriate link below to join the call at the right time: Monday 21 August at 09:30AM Click here to join the meeting Thursday 31 August at 11:30AM Click here to join the meeting Monday 11 September at 13:30PM Click here to join the meeting If you would like to speak to the hiring manager informally prior to the closing date for applications to find out more about the job, please contact [email protected] We also encourage any interested applicants to reach out to [email protected] if they wish to discuss the role and job-share opportunity in advance. Person specification Required Skills, Experience and Behaviours: For your application, please send us a CV and a personal statement setting out how you meet the following skills, behaviours and experience. This should be no longer than 1250 words, and include no more than 250 words on each criteria below: A track record of delivering finance or corporate services data & systems change and operational improvement [Experience] Strong leadership skills, with the ability to build and motivate a strong, diverse team supporting them through change and in celebrating their successes. [Leadership] Successful delivery of complex corporate, data & digital change and transformation outcomes, able to understand and drive project objectives ensuring that they deliver wider organisational goals. [Managing a Quality Service] Ability to lead impactful change and drive delivery of outcomes through others in large and complex environments [Changing & Improving] Required Qualifications: Partial or Fully qualified CCAB, CIMA (or internationally recognised equivalent) professional accountancy qualification. Post holders will be supported to progress professional qualifications in post. Leadership Assessment Staff engagement panel exercise If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to take part in a staff engagement panel exercise. This assessment will not result in a pass or fail decision. Rather it is designed to support the panel’s decision making and highlight areas for the panel to explore further at interview. Qualifications Partial or Fully qualified CCAB, CIMA (or internationally recognised equivalent) professional accountancy qualification. Post holders will be supported to progress professional qualifications in post. Behaviours We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process: Changing and Improving Leadership Managing a Quality Service Technical skills We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process: Partial or Fully qualified CCAB, CIMA (or internationally recognised equivalent) professional accountancy qualification. Post holders will be supported to progress professional qualifications in post. Benefits 25 days’ annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public holidays and the King's birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangement as an existing Civil Servant) Flexible working patterns (part-time, job-share, condensed hours) Generous parental and adoption leave package Onsite restaurant and coffee bar. The London office also offers a gym, showers and prayer room Access to a cycle-to-work salary sacrifice scheme, season ticket advances and payroll giving Access to a retail discounts and cashback site A Rental Deposit Advance Scheme to help meet the total costs of deposits for privately rented homes A range of active staff networks, based around interests (e.g. analysts, music society, sports and social club) and diversity (e.g. women in the Treasury, ethnic minority network, LGBT* network, faith and belief network). Flexible working arrangements: HM Treasury views flexible working as essential in enabling us to recruit and retain talented people, ensuring that they are able to enjoy a long-lasting career with us. All employees have the right to apply for flexible working and there are a range of options available including; working from home, compressed hours and job sharing. HM Treasury operates an office based working approach across all Treasury sites - Darlington, London, and Norwich, with the expectation of achieving 50% attendance in the office as a minimum requirement, along with the flexibility of working remotely. This blended working approach allows you to work collaboratively, meet stakeholders face to face, support others and promotes a healthy work life balance (please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas). Some roles will not be suitable for Hybrid Working. Similarly, Hybrid Working will not suit everyone’s circumstances. Arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) and subject to regular review. All our offices have been recently modernised and designed to collaborate and connect with colleagues as well as desk and quiet space to allow a range of ways to work. Things you need to know Selection process details This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills. Recruitment Timeline Closing date: 15 September Shortlisting: 22 September Jobshare info Session: w/c 2 October Leadership assessment: 4 October Interviews: w/c 16 October This timeline is indicative and may be subject to change. We will inform you if there is a substantial change to the recruitment timeline. If your contact details change at any time during the selection process, please ensure you update your Civil Service Jobs Profile. Eligibility Statement A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role in the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government. Checks will be performed as part of pre-employment checks in line with this. Please refer to the Candidate FAQ document attached to the advert for more information. Individuals appointed to the Treasury Group will be subject to National Security Vetting. To allow for meaningful checks to be carried out applicants will normally need to have lived in the UK for at least 3 out of the past 5 years. A lack of UK residency in itself is not always a bar to security clearance but the Department will need to consider eligibility on a case by case basis using all information that can be obtained following a successful application. Everyone working with government assets must complete Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks. For many roles, security clearance is also required. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements of the role before they can be appointed. The level of security clearance required for this role is Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) Please read the Vetting Charter for information on what to expect during the vetting process and what will be expected from you. Many areas of your life may be explored during your vetting journey, and it is important that every individual, regardless of their background and experiences, should feel comfortable going through this personal process, whilst having confidence that it is fair, proportionate, and inclusive. These short videos address common concerns and preconceptions which applicants may have about national security vetting. If you have questions relating to security clearances, please contact [email protected] Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. This role has a minimum assignment duration of 3 years. An assignment duration is the period of time a Senior Civil Servant is expected to remain in the same post to enable them to deliver on the agreed key business outcomes. The assignment duration also supports your career through building your depth of expertise. As part of accepting this role you will be agreeing to the expected assignment duration set out above. This will not result in a contractual change to your terms and conditions. Please note this is an expectation only, it is not something which is written into your terms and conditions or indeed which the employing organisation or you are bound by. It will depend on your personal circumstances at a particular time and business needs, for example, would not preclude any absence like family friendly leave. It is nonetheless an important expectation, which is why we ask you to confirm you agree to the assignment duration set out above. Security Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check (opens in a new window). See our vetting charter (opens in a new window). People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks. Nationality requirements This job is broadly open to the following groups: UK nationals nationals of the Republic of Ireland nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window) nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020 Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window) Working for the Civil Service The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (opens in a new window). The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy. Apply and further information This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans (opens in a new window) initiative. The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. Read more about prison leaver recruitment (opens in new window). Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records. Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name : Lorraine Dick Email : [email protected] Recruitment team Email : [email protected] Further information Complaints Process: Our recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of appointment based on fair and open competition and appointment on merit, as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact HMT by email at: [email protected]. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission, which regulates all Civil Service recruitment.
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