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Pensions Investment Manager and Finance Business Partner – Central Finance

Worcestershire County Council
Worcester, Worcestershire
£47,495 - £51,070 per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Job Title: Pensions Investment Manager and Finance Business Partner – Central Finance
Salary: £47,495 - £51,070 per annum
35 Hours per Week
County Hall, Worcester

The Role:

We are an accredited CIPFA employer, and an ACCA approved employer currently looking for two CCAB (or equivalent) qualified accountants/finance professionals. The successful applicants will want to make a difference and push themselves to grow, develop and thrive. We are committed to investing in you with training and support as we strive to deliver excellent support to our vital services across the council in this challenging time for local government.

While you do not necessarily need public sector experience, you will have a proactive approach focused on excellence, be passionate about putting our customers at the heart of everything we do and have the courage to make constructive change as we redesign the way we work together with our clients, customers, and partners.

The Finance Business Partner role sits within Central Finance, focusing  on Corporate Accounting and production of statutory financial statements and associated documents, for example Whole Government Accounts.  The postholder will report to the Chief Accountant and will lead on Collection Fund and Business Rates Accounting for the local authority, this will involve building relationships with partners across Worcestershire.  The role will also produce regular reports relating to the Pension Fund which includes collating investment valuation and performance data. 

The Pensions Investment Manager role forms a key part of the Pension Investments Team, contributing significantly to the overall investment strategy of Worcestershire County Council Pension Fund (WPF). The post holder will be responsible for the review investment content for the Pension Fund Financial Statements and production of the Fund’s Annual Report in conjunction with colleagues in Central Finance. They will also attend at LGPS Central meetings and deputise where necessary.   The postholder, reporting to the Head of Pensions Investments, will also liaise with Partners to ensure the reporting of Responsible Investment and Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) issues relating to the Fund.  This will be to the Pension Board, Pensions Committee and Pension Investments Sub Committee.

Both posts will also be involved in several other cross-council initiatives and have staff management responsibilities.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the roles please call Chris Bird (Chief Accountant) on 01905 846994 or email or Sherief Loutfy (Head of Pensions Investments) on 01905 843103 or

Equality: Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only. In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.

Disability Confident:

We are inclusive – this is really important to us, and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.

You’ll find an overview of the benefits Worcestershire County Council have to offer on our webpage Why work for us? | Worcestershire County Council, so do take a look!  Some of these offers include:


  • Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
  • Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
  • Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.

How to Apply:

Please find the Job Descriptions and Person Specifications attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter identifying how you meet the requirements of the role to

If you wish to apply for both roles, please make this clear in your letter and explain how your experience, skills and knowledge meets each role. Application Closing Date: 14th July We may close before the deadline if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.  Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Application Closing Date: 14th July 2024
Anticipated Interview Date:  WC 22nd July



The work we do at Worcestershire County Council matters! We are there for the most vulnerable people in society who need us the most, we are helping to build a successful and growing local economy, we protect our environment, we improve outcomes for our children, young people and families, and we help ensure our residents are healthier, live longer and have a better quality of life. In short, what we do makes a difference to people's lives!

With so many ways to contribute, the chances are we have a job opportunity that's the career for you.

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While you are working hard, doing your best for the people of Worcestershire, we will do our best to provide an environment that supports and inspires you.  Here are some of the top reasons why you should work here.

Notes for applicants

When you click 'apply', you will be re-directed to Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

To submit your application, you will need to login to our site (this is a separate login to WM Jobs).

First time applicants will be asked to create a new account.  Please note, you are only able to view the Job Description and Person Specification on the WM Jobs board not via Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know. 

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01905 846666
Worcestershire County Council
County Hall
Spetchley Road

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