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Senior Finance Business Partner

Finance Directorate

Location:  Avery Hill Campus
Salary:  Competitive
Contract Type:  Permanent
Release Date:  Monday 14 November 2022
Closing Date:  Monday 12 December 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  3378-E

The Chief Financial Officer’s (CFO) team vision is “to become a forward thinking, inclusive CFO Team consistently offering excellent service delivery, uncompromising on quality, delivering value and ensuring the financial sustainability of the University”

We are looking for individuals who pride themselves in building high performing teams. Communicate skilfully with ability to distil complex, technical concepts into clear concise outputs and have a forward-looking outlook that proactively provides decision support, and critical friend approach. 

This is an exciting time to join the University, which is embarking on an ambitious strategy - This is Our Time Strategy 2030 to become the best modern University in the UK.  These roles are pivotal to ensuring the financial sustainability of the implementation of the strategy.  

You will be working for an organisation where making a difference means to proactively support our students and staff to achieve their ambitions because of rather than despite their backgrounds. Supporting and developing our staff is a key priority in the Strategy and we will be committed to developing you to reach your potential.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Finance performance management –supporting senior management to developing 5 year financial plan, forecasting, providing strategic advice across core financial disciplines including capital, research, revenue, cost, and contribution
  • Business Partnering – owning the relationship with Faculties and Directorate on behalf of Finance and working collaboratively on cost saving, revenue optimisation and strategic initiatives
  • Leadership & development – creating an inclusive and diverse environment to lead a high performing team delivery high quality and excellent service delivery

The Successful Applicant:

A qualified accountant with a proven track record of achievement.  Previous experience in Higher Education sector is desirable although we are very much open to strong candidates from other sectors. You will have led and coached a thriving business partnering team in achieving excellent service delivery. You will have significant experience of working with senior management and stakeholders to deliver an effective finance partnering. You will have prior experience of sizeable finance teams. Excellent communication skills.

For an informal discussion, please contact recruitment partner Matt Davidson –  uog@pro-recruitment.co.uk 

Should you have any queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team on shrrec@greenwich.ac.uk

Why choose us? 

  • Competitive package and excellent benefits including a very attractive defined benefit pension scheme.  26 days leave plus 3-4 days closure over Christmas period
  • Hybrid and flexible working based in London at Avery Hill and/or Greenwich campus site, c2-3 days a week  
  • High profile role that will provide opportunity to gain broad exposure across the University
  • The opportunity to take on more strategic responsibilities that has impact on the financial performance of the University
  • Contribute to the success of an institution with strong social values and outcomes 

The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. 

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Further details of the fantastic benefits and what we offer can be found here: Your pay and pay-related benefits - Jobs at Greenwich

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 


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