Managing Director of Finance, Portfolio & Performance

House of Commons

London, the Parliamentary Estate

  • Location

    London, the Parliamentary Estate

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    c. £135,000 per annum

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    21 February 2022

  • Client

    House of Commons

Ref: GSe82011

The Houses of Parliament and the iconic Palace of Westminster are famous the world over, transformed from royal residences and headquarters of many historic organisations to the home of a modern democracy.  The House of Commons is a key element of the UK Parliament with over 2,800 staff working behind the scenes to support the democratic process in many different ways. The House of Commons staff are politically impartial and take great pride in the vision and values which guide their work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the House of Commons as Managing Director of Finance, Portfolio & Performance. This Managing Director is a member of the House of Commons Executive Board, giving finance professionalism a presence at the Board, helping to take forward some of the most important finance objectives. They will have responsibility for all aspects of financial planning, management and reporting ensuring that credible financial analysis underpins all decision making across the House of Commons. The Managing Director will have the skills and experience to continue the development of the finance function to ensure the provision of expert skills through business partnering to meet current and future business requirements.

Our ideal candidate is an inspiring, collaborative, and outcomes-focused leader who will approach the role and the environment with drive, open-mindedness and innovation. They will have a recognised finance qualification and a strong track record of success in a senior finance leadership role in a complex public sector organisation. Strong commercial acumen with a demonstrable experience of driving value for money as well as significant experience of investment planning and appraisal, ideally with experience of advising on large or complex programmes and projects is also sought.

A clear, credible, and engaging communicator, they will quickly win the confidence of stakeholders, and will impress with capacity to lead and motivate a team of professional heads, ensuring that diversity, inclusion and good practise cascades through the team. 

This is a substantial role that will require candidates to draw on their full range of  leadership and technical credentials to deliver the best outcomes for Parliament. In return the House of Commons can offer a truly unique and inspirational working environment, a varied agenda which will develop professional and leadership skills, and the chance to play a very active role in supporting our thriving parliamentary democracy.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Midday Monday 21st February 2022

Long listing
w/c 28th February 2022

Preliminary interviews
w/c 7th & 14th March 2022

Short listing
w/c 21st March 2022

Staff Engagement Panel
24th March 2022

Final panel
29th & 30th March 2022

How to apply

To apply for this post, you will need to submit the following documentation no later than Midday Monday 21st February 2022 t

  • A CV (maximum three sides of A4).
  • A short supporting statement (maximum two sides of A4) giving evidence of the strength and depth of your ability to meet the criteria for the role. Please provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential experience criteria as well as showing how you meet the qualities and skills listed and any of the desirable criteria.
  • The names and contact details for two referees. These must be people who know you well enough to comment on your suitability for the post and will be expected to have authoritative and personal knowledge of your achievements. Please include the details in your CV.
  • Completed diversity monitoring form, that can be found at

If you are unable to apply online, please contact in the first instance.

Disability Confident Scheme

The House of Commons is a committed Disability Confident employer and as such, operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) for candidates with a disability. We are committed to interviewing all applicants with a disability who provide evidence of meeting the minimum requirements necessary for the post, as set out in this applicant pack. 

To be eligible, your disability must be within the definition laid down in the Equality Act 2010. A disabled person is defined by the Equality Act 2010 as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to perform normal day-to-day activities.  For the purposes of this policy, these words have the following meanings:

  • ‘substantial’ means more than minor or trivial
  • ‘long-term’ means that the effect of the impairment has lasted, or is likely to last, 12 months (there are special rules covering recurring or fluctuating conditions)
  • ‘Normal day-to-day activities’ include everyday things like eating, washing, walking and going shopping.

Should you consider yourself eligible to apply for this post under the GIS, please complete the form available on the Gatenby Sanderson website when you submit your application.

Further Information

If you have any questions about the role or would like to confidentially discuss the post further, please contact:


Russel Brandon on 01962 864124


Mark Turner, Managing Partner

07809 195638

Darra Power-Mooney, Associate Consultant

Mobile: 07595 781609