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Organisational Overview

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract (until end of March 2023)

Hours per week: 37.5

Location: London (hybrid working)

Closing date: 26 May 2022

Nest is a great government delivery success story. Established in 2010, Nest has been a critical pillar of the government’s automatic enrolment programme, with a public service obligation (PSO) to accept any employer wishing to use the scheme to discharge their automatic enrolment duties.

From a standing start, we have delivered a high quality, low-cost pension scheme, open to all, which has not only delivered on its mission, but helped to drive up standards and best practice across the industry. Now with over 10 million members, Nest is playing a critical role in helping people save for their retirement many of them low to moderate earners who may be saving for the first time and moving jobs frequently.

Nest now occupies a place in the market as a major Master Trust, a sector that has grown following the introduction of automatic enrolment and that we believe has great potential for delivering pensions to mass market consumers for many years to come, leveraging scale to offer low cost, modernised services in the context of robust Trustee governance.

To best serve our diverse customer base, it is important that Nest has an equally diverse workforce and
promotes an inclusive culture. This is in line with the organisation’s values and ensures that Nest is a corporation fit for the future.

Everyone's personal situation is different, to make the most out of hybrid working we've introduced different ways of working, which include (subject to role requirements):

  • hybrid of office and home working
  • reduce or vary working hours
  • reduce or vary the days worked
  • work from home (or a different location)
  • work compressed hours
  • job share

Directorate/ Department Overview

The Nest Finance team is split into the following areas: Financial Planning and Analysis, Pension Scheme Accounting, Scheme Modelling and Business Partnering.

The Finance Business Partner team is responsible for:

  • Delivering a high quality finance business partnering function – providing support and analysis to the business
  • Being trusted advisers to the business and adding real value and strategic insight to assist in decision making;
  • Supporting key scheme and programme initiatives such as retirement solutions with insightful and accurate analysis. Assisting presenting outcomes to ExCo, NCGB and other stakeholders as required
  • Supporting the corporation wide business plan process and business cases where relevant.
  • Developing a culture of financial awareness and value for money and supporting processes;
  • Supporting the Director of Finance in developing and maintaining a culture of continual improvement of processes and procedures within the finance department.

Role Requirements

This is a Fixed Term Contract until the end of March 2023 in Central Support Services, with the possibility of it becoming a permanent role for the right candidate.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following experience and technical skills:
  • Previous experience of being a proactive finance business partner in a structured, professional environment & a strong track record of embedding financial awareness within the business
  • Experience of communicating credibly and confidently with senior management and auditors
  • A track record of embedding financial awareness within the business.

We are looking for an employee with the following attributes:

  • a self-starter with the ability to work on their own initiative
  • flexibility to work with in a dynamic and changing environment
  • a strong advocate of strong financial governance and processes
  • an ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders in a clear manner
  • a positive attitude to difficult problems and a drive secure a successful outcome to them
  • strong advocate of finance and financial controls and able to demonstrate accuracy and diligence with the ability to be autonomous.
  • ability to enhance processes and controls – focus on continuous improvement is essential, and
  • delivery focused approach to work and able to priorities high volumes of work/challenges.
  • Ability to seek solutions to complex situations and the desire to deliver constant improvement- a problem solver
  • commercially aware, with the ability to understand and anticipate the needs of the business area they serve
  • Strong core business skills including influencing, stakeholder management and presentation skills
  • Be able to interpret high volumes of complex data and distil into findings that are relevant to stakeholders and present these in a clear and concise way
Closing date: 26 May 2022.

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