Kensington and Chelsea has always been a unique and vibrant place to work, nestled in the heart of London, with a wealth of nationally and internationally recognised cultural attractions (incl. Kensington Palace, The Natural History, Science and Design Museums and Notting Hill Carnival). The Borough’s 15,000 businesses (incl. the World-famous Portobello Market), have faced severe financial pressures during the last two Lockdowns and COVID-19 restrictions and the Borough continues to do everything to support these, with Finance playing a major part in this.
Although one of the smallest London boroughs (population 160,000), we have the third-highest population densely in London, which is also diverse with over half our residents born outside of the UK.
We are a major employer in the area with over 2,000 employees and we aim to put local people at the heart of decision making in everything we do. Over the last 18months we have been increasingly focussing efforts collectively and in partnership to improve access to opportunities and narrow the gap in skills, employment, and health across the North and South of the Borough, with these and other council initiatives being underpinned by the increasing necessity for sound financial management. Our Council Plan.
The financial management department is an integral part of the Council’s enabling services. We ensure the Council’s spending plans are aligned with the overall corporate strategy and strategic vision but also play an important role in the Council’s key transformation and service re-design projects.
You could be involved with supporting one of our exciting new projects:
Kensington and Chelsea is continuing to go through a period of change. You will be coming into a borough where two days are never quite the same, and which adds both interest and challenge! The culture of the organisation is changing – it is exciting and you will be part of this change.
You will have a support network with other CIPFA graduates and also our NGLP grads too. In your early months we will assign you a Buddy to give you some of the support you may need and an ear to bend. Over your training period with us you will also be paired with a senior officer in finance who will act as your mentor and ensure that you get the steer and direction as you progress in your career.
We are currently closed for applications to our 2022 graduate opportunities. Register your interest to be notified when we go live with our 2023 scheme.