Head of Client Finance – Grade 6 (Band A+)
Salary – £60,500 – £65,308 + £5,000 accountancy allowance
The Government Property Agency (GPA) was launched as an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office in 2018. The GPA represents a step change in the way that Government property estate and assets are managed efficiently, by providing innovative and flexible solutions across the Government estate. Our core service is to support departments in business change and workforce transformation. The GPA is the place to be for UK’s leading professionals in estates, commercial, project management and beyond.
The Government Property Agency is expected to grow exponentially over the first few years of its existence; this equates to transferring hundreds of assets (worth billions of pounds) onto its balance sheet from Government Departments, as well as gaining responsibility for the running of a large part of the central government office estate.
The Head of Client Finance will be responsible for leading this new function and managing GPA’s income which is set to grow from £600m this year to £1bn. The successful applicant will be responsible for engaging with finance directors in client organisations, providing them with high quality information and advice, winning their trust and confidence. As this is a new function, they will be responsible for developing and setting up the team, its processes and culture. GPA do much of this work with a mix of in-house and Managed Service Partner provision. GPA is in the process of transferring more to the MSP so the role will evolve from overseeing staff to assuring the output from our contractor, and the client engagement work will increase also.
The responsibilities of the Head of Client Finance will include
The post holder may be required to undertake additional responsibilities as expected in relation to the role and grade.
Key Skills & Experience
For more information or an informal discussion, please apply via the link, or contact Katie Wilson-Smith or Stuart Thomson at our retained search agent, Robertson Bell. Please note the closing date for applications is Sunday 31st January.