Senior Finance Business Partner

Burghfield Common, Reading
£53,087 to £55,740 per annum
01 Nov 2018
12 Nov 2018
Consultant, Senior Management
Contract Type
Contract / Interim

Vacancy Details

Contract Type: 6-9 month Fixed-term contract

Location: Burghfield Common, Reading

Hours: 35 hours per week

Working pattern: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Interview dates: W/C 19th November

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

We are recruiting for an Interim Senior Finance Business Partner to offer advice, support and insight to the organisation, and to be part of the Finance Leadership Team.

In this role you will:

  • Act as an internal consultant to Finance and the wider organisation to ensure that the value of the Business Partner model is clearly brought into and understood
  • Coach the current team to develop true partnering capability that will cover both technical and behavioural capabilities
  • Partner directorate to ensure that the right programme and project appraisal methodologies are fully understood and appropriately applied to ensure robust decision making

In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below.

Requirements include:

  • People management within a technical discipline in a large organisation
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills
  • Commercial/business acumen
  • Diagnostic, advisory and project management skills
  • CCAB Qualified, finance business professional with knowledge of strategy implementation
  • A sound understanding of tools and technics to influence and partner across all levels of the organisation.

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below.

How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form.

Working at Guide Dogs

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include: 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.


Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

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