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Finance and Business Manager

Libraries for Life (LfL) is a newly established, ambitious Public Service Mutual. We are an independent Charity with a contract to deliver library services in Hertfordshire on behalf of the County Council and we are looking for a Business & Finance Manager to help us to grow and develop our organisation. Our ambition is for Hertfordshire to be the leading library service in England, and we believe that our professional experience and expertise, our commitment to innovation and our deep roots in Hertfordshire communities will allow us to achieve this.

This is a new post and it is expected that the successful applicant will help to further develop and refine the role over time. The Business & Finance Manager is a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and is ultimately responsible for managing the finances and effective administration of the business. The successful applicant will play a key role in strategic financial management, business planning and risk management to enable Libraries for Life to make well-informed business decisions and ensure that robust financial processes are in place.

It should be noted that for a fixed period, Hertfordshire County Council will be providing support to Libraries for Life with the provision of finance reporting and transaction processing. The post-holder would therefore be required to work closely with Herts Finance and their Business Partners in order to support with these processes.

To be suitable, you must be a qualified finance professional with excellent communications skills and the ability to influence and challenge senior stakeholders. Proven experience of developing and leading teams and delivering key financial processes - budgeting, monitoring, preparation of accounts and business planning is essential.

If you would like an informal chat about this role please contact Michele Murphy,

Closing date: 8th December 2019.

Interview date: w/c 16th December 2019.


  • Defined contribution Scheme with the employer contribution up to 6%.
  • 28 days annual leave plus public holidays.

If you think you have what is required and you are ready for a challenging, yet very rewarding role then please apply now.

Application Information

Hertfordshire County Council have awarded the contract to deliver the Library Service to Libraries for Life, an independent organisation with charitable status. The proposed transition to Libraries for Life will take place on the 1st April 2020. Contract start date after the 1st April 2020 will be employed on Libraries for Life terms and conditions.

As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also required to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.

Finance and Business Manager

Hertfordshire County Council
Hertfordshire, UK

Published on 10 Dec 2019