Service Financial Adviser (Children, Schools and Families)



Ref: GSi60191

A highly motivated, energetic, finance manager is required to play a vital role in providing  financial support to the Children, Schools and Families department. 

Responsibilities include

  • providing financial advice to the Director of CSF, CSF managers, head teachers and their staff. 
  • Managing the preparation and monitoring of the department’s service level budgets and overseeing grant claims.
  • overall strategic financial lead on school funding, responsible for all reports and consultations done with schools and represent the chief finance officer at the Schools Forum meetings in line with regulation 9 of The School and Early Years Finance (England) Regulations 2018.
  • Allocating schools’ funding between schools in LB Merton

The individual will be a self-starter who is ambitious and will add value to the organisation.

Relevant local government experience is required and good IT/ Excel skills are essential, in addition to full professional membership of CIPFA or equivalent (ACA, ACCA, CIMA).  Experience of providing financial advice in a multi functional organisation is essential.

The role will start by the 11th November on a day rate between £500-550.  If this opportunity is of interest to you, please contact Only  candidates who meet this criteria will be contacted. 

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Craig Clarke: 0207 426 3970