Senior Business Partner – Sport England

Job Description
Sport England wants everyone in England regardless of age, background or level of ability to feel able to engage in sport and physical activity. Some will be young, fit and talented, but most will not. We need a sport sector that welcomes everyone – meets their needs, treats them as individuals and values them as customers.
That’s a big challenge we’ve set ourselves and to do this and you will be a motivated and outstanding individual to help us embed a framework for finance business partnering in the organisation.
Reporting to the Head of Finance, this role provides an effective business partnering service and is a key part of the Finance Team’s vision to advise and support senior management in financial decision making to achieve Sport England’s strategic objectives.
You will be responsible for ensuring a holistic view of all aspects of a business with approximately £300 million of annual expenditure, understanding relevance and connections, sharing insights and influencing decisions to manage performance and risk through to the achievement of impact.

You will be a professional qualified accountant with proven ability to work collaboratively with team members and colleagues as well as manage and lead successful high performing teams within a business partnering function in a complex environment ideally in the public sector. Effective communication and analytical skills are also required with the ability to produce meaningful insightful information using a range of finance metrics that set, monitor and analyse financial performance. It is also important to be able to build and sustain collaborative relationships and successfully influence at a senior level to lead and manage Sport England’s financial strategy.
Sport England actively promotes diversity in employment and sport and welcomes applications from all parts of the community.

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