Finance Business Partner
How do we generate more vital income while making sure that our visitors enjoy incredible experiences? How do we decide where best to invest our limited funds? Where will our spend across the region have its biggest impact on realising our ambitious vision to grow the nation's love of special places?
This role is accountable for the Finance Business Partnership service provided to a defined group of clients across Dorset, Wiltshire and South Somerset with a base situated at Tisbury. The post holder will bring financial and commercial expertise, perspective and pragmatism in enabling clients to achieve their strategic, conservation and operational goals of their properties or project, in line with Corporate and Financial goals. This will involve providing objective advice, guidance, support, challenge and insight to managers, operating as a key member of the property and regional business management team influencing decision-making to achieve optimal performance, whilst assessing any associated risks and benefits.
What it's like to work here
Support Services is a key function which covers People, Finance and Information Systems. Their common purpose is to provide great service via the best and most sustainable use of our resources and information. The Trust is working towards grouping all transactional work in these areas into service centres in order to free up Trust advisers at local level to become trusted business partners. With this client centric focus on great service, this role crosses between the two worlds of a central Finance function and being out at properties on site working closely with your clients and therefore being the operational voice within Finance.
You'll be based from our Tisbury hub in Wiltshire.
What you'll be doing
In this role you'll provide a group of properties in the South West with the professional financial support and commercial insight that they need. In many ways, you're the senior finance professional for your portfolio of land and properties: you'll be an influential part of your region's senior team, bringing financial and commercial expertise, perspective and pragmatism to help stakeholders achieve their strategic and operational goals.
As a business partner and critical friend, you'll provide objective advice, guidance and support, helping properties gain a better understanding of their business. You could be helping identify where and why a property is losing money, or you could be exploring new income streams and opportunities to increase revenue. Whichever way, your expertise and vision will ensure that we're maximising the return on investment, and that we're always in line with our wider strategy. You'll help us work to the future too - looking at assets and taking a long-term view on what kind of investments are necessary, and where.
Travel is an element of the role and therefore a full driving licence is required. A mileage allowance will be paid.
Who we're looking for
Yes, you're a qualified and experienced finance/business professional, but you're also so much more. You're a trusted adviser, perceptive consultant and invaluable business partner. You ask the right questions and think beyond figures; you're quick to understand the broader organisational issues and see the bigger commercial picture. You're collaborative and challenging, credible and persuasive, not afraid to challenge conventional thinking and suggest new ways of working. That's absolutely vital in this role. And more than anything, you're focused on delivering results and an outstanding service. It's not just our places that delight and inspire, it's our people.
Looking after you
- Health cash plan - from as little as GBP2.81 per month for you and your dependents
- Pension contribution match up to 10%
- EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
- Discounted gym membership
Looking after your career
- Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
- Develop your skills with an internal secondment
- Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
- Income protection due to illness
Unique to Us
- Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
- Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
- 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
- Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking