The Home Office is a ministerial department of the British Government, responsible for immigration, security, and law and order. We’re currently leading the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) to deliver the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) critical communications system. ESN will enable fast, safe and secure voice, video and data across a 4G network and give over 300,000 first responders immediate access to life-saving data, images and information in live situations and emergencies on the frontline.
These are exciting times at the Home Office, and when you join us in this important role you’ll work closely with the ESMCP senior leadership team, external stakeholders and the officer responsible for delivering the programme. Using your financial modelling experience to develop a strong understanding of the wider financial implications of the different programme options available to us, you’ll provide strategic commercial finance support, ensure integration with the financial plans of the department, and lead on the development and maintenance of the programme’s complex suite of cost models.
But your work won’t stop here – you’ll have a wide range of additional responsibilities, including identifying and costing options within the programme’s agreed design and procurement strategy, and providing scrutiny of cost information to ensure the robustness of financial estimates. Leading on the documentation of risks and mitigation to support the undertaking of optimism bias and quantified risk assessments, we’ll also expect you to maintain a financial cost model that provides the financial analysis of the programme’s business case.
As a qualified accountant with well developed experience of financial modelling, you’ll possess strong strategic financial leadership and excellent people management skills. Capable of working collaboratively within a multi-stakeholder environment, and of developing successful relationships between your own team and other areas, you’ll be a superb communicator and networker, and be ready to use your organisational skills to deliver at pace.
It's important that you have experience of cost and schedule risk analysis, a track record of cost modelling in large complex programmes, and advanced Excel skills. The ability to draft submissions that reflect financial risks would be desirable, as would the skills to maintain key assurance processes including risk registers and issues logs. You’ll also be at an advantage if you have applied knowledge of HM Treasury’s Green and Aqua Books, the management of public money, consolidated budgeting guidance, the Government’s financial reporting manual, and international financial reporting standards.
In turn, we can offer you a truly great career within one of the Government’s most interesting and inclusive departments. With ongoing training and development opportunities and a competitive benefits package, there is no saying where your career will take you in the Home Office.