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Assistant Directors - Finance x 2
(GLA 19) Grade 15 (£112,386)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: FIN2020
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Tuesday 31 March 2020 at 23:59 GMT
Interview dates: 21, 22, 24 and 30 April 2020
Salary: £112,386 - 121,650 per annum
Grade: 15

Are you a fully qualified accountant with extensive experience of public sector finance and want to be at the heart of delivering the Mayor’s priorities for Londoners?

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is home to the Mayor and London Assembly. The Mayor is responsible for making London a better place for everyone who visits, lives and works in the capital. The London Assembly holds the Mayor to account on behalf of Londoners.

The Opportunity

Following the appointment of a new Executive Director of Resources, there are two unique and exciting senior opportunities in the GLA’s finance function as:

·       the Assistant Director of Group Finance and Performance to lead and manage the GLA Group’s £18 billion Budget and performance management arrangements; and

·       the Assistant Director of Financial Services to lead and manage the provision of the GLA’s internal financial management to the highest professional standards.

These roles sit at the heart of the delivery of the Mayor’s priorities for Londoners and offer unparalleled access to the most senior decision-makers across London’s government. At the same time these positions are amongst the most challenging in local government finance with personal and professional rewards for success at this same exacting level.

The Person

You must be a fully qualified accountant and have extensive experience of public sector finance.  
Central to success for these roles will be your outstanding relationship management and people skills and experience of leading high profile finance functions.  You will bring a successful track record of operating in politically sensitive settings and be an experienced credible leader with a passion for maintaining London’s status as the greatest city in the world.

If you would like an informal conversation about these roles then you can contact David Gallie, Executive Director of Resources on 07919 482717.

To Apply

Applicants are welcome to be considered for both roles, but will need to indicate which is their preferred position and provide a supporting statement which outlines how your knowledge, skills, and experience meets the person specification criteria.

To view the full description including the person specification, please click on the links below

·       Assistant Director of Group Finance and Performance JOB DESCRIPTION and PERSON SPECIFICATION

·       Assistant Director of Financial Services JOB DESCRIPTION and PERSON SPECIFICATION

We are seeking candidates from a broad range of backgrounds who are able to demonstrate a clear commitment to promoting diversity, equality and inclusion. London’s diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects this at all levels. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share.  In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

These roles are politically restricted’ under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

These roles will be based at City Hall (SE1 2AA)

If you have a question about the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference FIN2020


Application closing date:  Tuesday 31 March 2020 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at: City Hall on the 21, 22, 24 and 30 April 2020 

Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply and to view a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the "Apply Now" button below.