Corporate Services Business Manager

£34,440 - £42,941
Closing date
05/02/2019, 13:00
All Hours required
Full-Time - 37 Hours

You will provide support to the Director of Corporate Services and Divisional Heads within the Department in financial and business planning for the purposes of governance. This will be in reference to the Corporate Services Steering Group, the Directorate Business Improvement Plans and Directorate business as usual, by providing accurate business performance management information against delivery targets. You will be required to produce financial and business briefings, discussion and scoping papers which will include forecasting the business needs of the Directorate timeously and continually.

By facilitating financial, strategic planning, forecasting and maintaining integrity of accounting systems and records in line with directed policy and accounting conventions, you will provide regular and effective assurance.

Produce management information, including financial and business briefings, discussions, scoping papers as required by the Director and Divisional Heads. Draft responses to Parliamentary Questions, FOI’s, and other Ministerial Responses. Provide the Director with regular briefings and updates on the positional statements, and to accurately plan for the delivery and implementation of costs for establishments for new policy and strategy execution.
Facilitate financial, strategic planning and forecasting while ensuring maintenance and integrity of accounting systems and records in line with directed policy and accounting conventions. This includes, support and oversight of project managers, ensuring sound governance and delivery on behalf of the Director/Directorate and ensure that internal controls are adhered to at all times. Ensure that the neccesssary records are maintained for the verification of the Financial Accounting and Management System.
Lead on the performance management of the Directorate ensuring that the organisational performance is properly measured monitored and communicated. This included monitoring actual performance against budget for the directorate, preparing financial out turn projections on a monthly basis and updating the accounting system accordingly.
Support and engage in the implementation of the Directorate’s transformational change agenda, supporting strategic change initiatives to ensure modern, efficient and effective delivery of services.
Drive efficiencies through processes which support service change and ensure that organisational change is supported through planned and sustainable ways across the Directorate.
Co-ordinate a high volume of tasks that flow through the Directors office ensuring clarity of direction is provided to team leaders and that quality work is produced on time for the Director and Functional Heads.
Person Specification

SPS recruitment and selection practice is based on the fundamentals of our Behavioural Competency Framework. This identifies behaviours and standards required both of applicants seeking to join us, and our staff in their respective roles. Assessment of specific behaviours, of which there are twelve, will be determined by the role you are applying for. Whilst it is unlikely you will be assessed on all of them , you will be assessed on these identified as key to role.

Qualifications Requirements
Qualified to degree level or relevant experience - Essential
Project management qualification - Desirable
Experience Requirements

Business Planning

Experience of leading, supporting, driving forward corporate delivery plans and adding value to a range of projects - ESSENTIAL

Financial Management

Experience of accounting systems and records in line with directed policy and accounting conventions - ESSENTIAL

Business Analysis & Communications

Proven experience of analysing business information to identify and communicate key messages - Essential

Knowledge Skills Requirements

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal, with evidence of your ability to vary your style of communication to ensure mutual understanding - ESSENTIAL

Building and Maintaining Relationships

Accomplished people management skills with the ability to build and maintain effective, working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders demonstrating your ability to negotiate with and positively influence others to achieve desired results - ESSENTIAL

Planning, Implementation and Control

Evidence of your excellent organisational skills, demonstrating your ability to prioritise, forward plan and manage competing demands to ensure outputs are delivered on time. Accuracy of information and attention to detail is crucial - ESSENTIAL

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Excellent decision-making skills with evidence of your ability to analyse complex issues, problem solve and produce credible recommendations by exercising a high level of initiative, judgement and discretion in deciding appropriate actions to be undertaken - ESSENTIAL

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