CFO CFO job with London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

The role

Are you interested in making a key difference in the lives of half a million South West Londoners?

We would love to hear from you if you responded Yes.

The London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth have had a revolutionary shared staffing scheme in place since 2016 – a workforce of some 4,000 staff serving the two local authorities. We offer the unique opportunity to be part of one of London’s largest and most innovative local government organisations, where councils are committed to sharing business processes and systems; and maintain quality services with good value for money while retaining the sovereignty of each Council and the ability to provide bespoke local services as required.

We recognize the central role played by IT in ensuring effective Council services and successful change management initiatives. Our high performing corporate IT department comprises over 120 employees and oversees all aspects of IT across both councils. We also work with a range of external vendors to supplement and supplement our internal IT teams.

As a member of the corporate IT management team reporting directly to the IT Manager, you will be responsible for managing the councils annual IT budget of over £10m. Working closely with SSA’s finance department, you will maintain the highest levels of probity in all IT funding matters and ensure that the IT department stays within its operational budget. You will also oversee all IT-related contracts and be a key contributor to strategic sourcing and contract management discussions. In addition to your mission of operating IT finances, you will advise on the financial aspects of IT business proposals and major projects.

With a demonstrable background in finance and contact management, complemented by a strong appreciation of all things IT, you will be comfortable working with a variety of IT and finance professionals, from external vendors and Council officers at all levels while maintaining strong financial practices that can withstand rigorous scrutiny. . You will also benefit from opportunities to exchange ideas and best practices with peer groups made up of other qualified finance and IT professionals.

If you are motivated and energized by a senior finance role in a diverse and dynamic IT department, we would love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Floriana Molone, Head of ICT to

At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you accomplish, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery should always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile work strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily work experience.

Agile working helps put the needs of our people at the center of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements help you with this, please let us know. Your well-being and the flexibility with which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!

We recognize the importance of a good work-life balance, which is why we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including working from home, compressed hours, shifts only, job sharing and other arrangements. Please simply let us know in your application or at any stage of the process (and beyond) if these are options you wish to explore. We also offer a generous 39 days paid vacation pay (pro-rated) including statutory holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a full range of staff benefits such as local government pension plan membership, childcare vouchers, new technology program, interest-free loans on annual travel cards , discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative recruitment schedule:

Closing date: Sunday 20and February 2022

Preselection date: W/C Monday 21st February 2022

Date of interview: to be confirmed

Useful information:

The closing date is given for information only. We reserve the right to close this position once a sufficient number of applications have been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that announced dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and well-being are our top priority. Should you feel unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process, we would greatly appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruiting practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values ​​differences, recognizing that employees from diverse backgrounds make important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver our services.

The application process for this campaign will be anonymized.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

Important information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to protecting and promoting the well-being of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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