Finance Business Partner

Bristol, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nottingham, Swansea / hybrid
23 May 2024
09 Jun 2024
Contract type


Finance Business Partner

Ref: 352679

Salary: £40,808

This role attracts an allowance of up to £3,000 depending on level of qualification.

Location: Bristol, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nottingham, Swansea

Closing date: 11:55 pm on Sunday 9 June 2024.

Job summary

Do you have experience with providing financial advice and support?

Are you able to build strong relationships?

Do you have excellent communication skills? 

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Job description

Our Finance Business Partners understand the business and communicate financial data and other information clearly, provide valuable financial advice, support, strategic insight, challenge and business solutions.

You will need to build strong relationships to enable effective strategic financial management and use those relationships to influence decision making and facilitate constructive challenge.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing an understanding of the business, its stakeholders and deliverables and building relationships.
  • Translating, owning and adding insight to financial data to provide clear information and evidence to support business activities and requirements.
  • Reviewing and providing input to business cases/ strategic documentation.
  • Providing ad-hoc analysis and presentations to drive and support business decisions, such as efficiency and cost reduction options, using all available data and analytics tools.

Person specification

To thrive in this role, you will need to be able to evidence the following skills and experience:

  • Fostering a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration between the business, finance and other corporate services.
  • Can tailor their communication style to a range of audiences, including internal and external stakeholders.
  • Uses facts and evidence to aid negotiation and influencing.
  • Helps others to understand the interdependencies between business and finance.
  • Proactive and passionate, inspiring others to continuously improve.
  • Ability to "speak the language" of finance to business, and vice versa, acting as the critical translator between the two.

Please take note that DVSA does not hold a UK Visa & Immigration (UKVI) Skilled Worker License sponsor and are unable to sponsor any individuals for Skilled Worker Sponsorships.

Additional Information

This role can be based in Swansea, Nottingham, Bristol, or Newcastle where your presence at this location will form part of the working arrangements agreed with you.

There will be occasional travel required with this role to other DVSA locations, including overnight stays.

We operate a hybrid working model giving you greater flexibility about where and when you work. Our expectation is that you will spend a minimum 60% of your time at your base location. Visits to other DVSA sites or work locations count towards this.

Whilst we welcome applications from candidates looking for part-time work, there is a business requirement for the successful candidate to work a minimum of 20 hours per week.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.

The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction.


Up-to-date membership of one of the UK accounting bodies (CIMA, CIPFA, ACCA or ICAEW) and either fully qualified, or part qualified with a commitment to complete the qualification.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Communicating and Influencing

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Seeing the Big Picture


  • An environment with flexible working options where we encourage a great work-life balance.
  • Exceptional pension with an employer contribution of an average of 27%.
  • Generous Annual Leave - 25 days holiday, increasing by 1 each year of service, up to 30. 
  • 8 Bank Holidays plus an additional Privilege Day to mark the King’s birthday.  
  • Latest IT and Tech devices.  
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity with a range of staff communities to support all our colleagues.
  • Excellent learning and development tailored to your role including paid apprenticeships up to Masters level.
  • Wide range of discounts schemes on high street names. 
  • Employee assistance program for health and well-being.  
  • Cycle to work scheme and Gym membership offers. 

For more information and to apply, please visit our website via the apply button below. 

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