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26 Oct 2023

Finance Business Partner

Counter Terrorism Policing Stand: Platinum Sponsor

The post holder will be responsible for working with the Finance Partner to deliver and embed a co-ordinated finance business partnering function for CT Policing, aligning counter terrorism financial activity extended across four board areas in support of the Government’s National CONTEST strategy.

Main areas of delegated responsibility will fall across the following strategic and functional areas:

  • Finance Business Partnering;
  • Finance management, audit and assurance;
  • Financial Planning and support of the CT Capabilities; and
  • CT Policing Grant management and allocation.


Key Responsibilities  

The Finance Business Partner will support the Head of Financial Planning (working alongside operational and non-operational colleagues throughout CTP HQ and the distributed National CT Policing network) to ensure that CT Policing achieves value for money and maximises value from the services it delivers whilst meeting the needs of the Business. By providing appropriate support, insight, challenge and direction at an operational level, including modelling options, to identify and deliver the optimum solutions to maximise VfM.

This will include:

  • Supporting the national budget and strategic planning process for both the Counter Terrorism (CT) Policing Grant and Protective Security Grants. This will include maintaining and updating both the Medium Term Financial Plan and Capital Plan.
  • Assessing investment business cases submitted as part of the annual business planning process and reviewing the financial implications of funding bids submitted to the Home Office for new initiatives/unplanned operations that arise in year.
  • Acting as the Risk lead for Investment Committee, including presenting regular updates to the Committee.
  • Supporting the production of regular strategic financial management information on CT Policing and Protective Security Grant to governance boards and key stakeholders. This will include analysis of quarterly financial returns from CT Grant recipients.
  • Supporting the development and improvement of financial data management and data management processes across CTP HQ and the CT Network as a whole in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of data collection, reporting and presentation of data to support strategic decision making;
  • Building relationships with business areas, service delivery leads and external partners, ensuring that the CTP HQ Finance function works effectively and efficiently within CTP HQ and across the CT network.
  • Supporting capability leads, influencing managers and leaders and providing robust financial analysis to support decision-making and deliver value for money for CT Policing.
  • Working collaboratively with all CTP HQ Pillars, including the Human Resources function (in support of workforce planning), Strategy Planning and Performance, Change, ICT, Commercial and National Business Managers;
  • Line management and development of staff.


 Knowledge, Skills and Experience -


Professional/external qualifications

Essential:  CCAB or equivalent part/full membership




Communication and relationship skills:


  • effective communication skills. Ability to explain things clearly either verbally or in writing in the most appropriate style, tone and format;
  • ability to influence senior stakeholders within a business, achieving an appropriate balance between customer care / responsiveness and delivery of professional advice;
  • good interpersonal skills and team working skills with the willingness to support others and share ideas;
  • business focused and flexible when meeting operational needs and expectations;
  • takes responsibility to meet business requirements and ownership of work and maintains a strong work ethic; and
  • ability to deputise for the Head of Financial Planning.


Analytical and judgment skills:


  • to analyse diverse sets of information in order to draw out appropriate correlations between data sets in order to generate solutions to complex operational and strategic problems;
  • to operate at a detailed level to help solve strategic problems; and
  • to support and / or carry out options appraisal.


Planning and organisational skills:


  • creative approach to problem solving and delivery in demanding circumstances and with competing priorities;
  • highly motivated, taking a proactive approach to work including a strong desire to meet deadlines and deliver quality products;
  • highly organised and forward thinking; and
  • ability to work autonomously.







  • Experience of working closely with finance/non-finance professionals to achieve business outcomes.
  • Significant experience in providing financial analytical support, including budgeting, forecasting and management reporting.


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