London Borough of Redbridge

Why this Borough?

We want Redbridge to be brilliant – as a borough, as a Council and as a collection of teams and individuals. A place where our staff work together to help local people maximise their potential. An opportunity to shape the destiny of a booming part of London. A chance to make a real difference.

Our ambition is to create an inclusive, modern organisation with a culture of openness, customer focus and collaboration. We care for the people who work for us. We want them to feel their days with us are the very best in their careers. We believe that supporting people to grow and achieve is good for everyone.


These are exciting times for the council and we want to have a finance function that will build a brilliant team to meet the challenges of tomorrow. The CIPFA trainee scheme at Redbridge is designed to ensure an on-going source of qualified accountants equipped with the professional skills and detailed knowledge to become the authority’s financial managers of the future.


In addition to successfully completing the requisite examinations, trainees working towards the CIPFA qualification will need to obtain work place experience in a number of specified areas. A series of work based placements will allow trainees at Redbridge to meet and exceed the workplace experience requirements. Trainees will be rotated across a number of departments throughout the duration of their contract. During the rotations, trainees will be assigned a direct line manager with additional support provided by team members.


Placements would include:


• Corporate Finance – financial planning & strategy
• Corporate Finance – financial accounting, treasury & pensions
• Business Partnering – supporting “People” services such as social care, education & inclusion and public health
• Business Partnering – supporting “Place” services such as environmental & regulatory services, regeneration and culture
• Business Partnering – supporting Resources & Strategy
• Internal audit, strategic risk and insurance


Trainees will be provided with a work plan for each rotation aimed at addressing developmental and training needs for the duration of the rotation. Progress against these work plans and their suitability to meet CIPFA’s Practical Experience Portfolio requirements will be monitored.

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