London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Why this Borough?

Hammersmith and Fulham is one of the 13 inner London boroughs situated in the central western part of London on the transport routes between the City and Heathrow airport, as well as running alongside a section of the River Thames.


Our trainee scheme has been running successfully for over 2 decades, fast tracking our grads into senior finance roles and leadership positions. It is well established with placements and work plans in the various departmental finance teams across the Council. There is a clear exam and competency-based pay progression structure and support along the way from other trainees, mentors and a trainee scheme manager to ensure you complete the scheme and become a CIPFA qualified accountant with the skills needed to further your career in finance. We currently have 4 trainees progressing through the scheme and many more who have completed it and are now managing teams, leading change, and shaping the direction of our finance service in roles such as Head of Finance having chosen to continue their career with LBHF.


The borough’s a great place to live and work, with its location halfway between Heathrow and the city and the West End, and its many transport links. They include 14 tube stations, two motorways, and current work to build Europe’s biggest train station at Old Oak Common which will provide an interchange between HS2 and Crossrail.


In 2023 the Council will be moving back into its regenerated Town Hall, overlooking the Thames riverside. The new civic campus will breathe new life into King Street and reinvent the concept of the Town Hall; facilities will include a new cinema and a roof-top public bar and café. With our flexible working culture, we want our staff to find the right balance for them between home and office working.


Our Wellbeing Wednesdays, Race Equality Forum, Women’s Network, Young Person’s Network are among many staff initiatives to ensure our workforce is diverse and inclusive with staff wellbeing at its heart.


Our vision for the borough and the council is characterised by compassion: listening to the concerns of our residents and ensuring we understand what matters most in their lives. We want to change the relationship between the council and the community; by doing things with residents and not to them. The borough is unique in providing free breakfasts to school children, abolishing home care charges, establishing a local Law Enforcement Team to keep our streets safe and clean, maintaining weekly bin collections across the borough, and stopping the use of bailiffs to collect Council Tax debt. We are leading the way among London Council’s with our work on climate change and taking action on the cost of living crisis. Our finance team helps make all this possible.

Our Corporate Priorities

Flagship Programme

This is an exciting opportunity to join a high-performing and ambitious finance team, with a positive, can-do culture that’s entirely focused on delivering the very best outcomes for all – especially the most vulnerable in society. 

Ready to be the future of public finance ?

We are now open for applications to our 2023 graduate opportunities.