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Finance Business Partner - Winchester

The National Trust
Winchester, Hampshire
31,333 pa
Closing date
9 Jun 2022
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Finance Business Partner - Winchester



The National Trust has navigated many challenges. Through the strength and commitment of our people and the loyalty of our members and supporters, our charity has emerged from a crisis to stabilise and re-focus on delivery.

As Europe’s largest conservation charity, we know we will continue to make a big difference for nature and people.

We have a one-year fixed-term opportunity to join the Trust in the role of Finance Business Partner in the London & South East region to cover maternity leave.   This is a part-time role working 3 days per week. 

As a London & South East Business Partner, you’ll be accountable for the Finance Business Partnership service provided to the project team managing one of the largest heritage projects in the UK, ‘Remaking Clandon Park’ as well as supporting part of our Hampshire & Surrey group of clients consisting of General/Property Managers.   

You’ll bring financial and commercial expertise, perspective, and pragmatism in enabling clients to achieve their strategic, conservation, and operational objectives in line with Corporate and Financial goals. This will involve providing objective advice, guidance, support, challenge, and insight to managers, operating as a key member of the business management team influencing decision-making to achieve optimal performance, whilst assessing any associated risks and benefits.

What it's like to work here

We're bigger than you think, we’re more complicated than we appear and we’re larger scale than you’d imagine. We’ve got passionate people in all our teams, and we've got so much more we want to achieve. We're for ever, for everyone and we really mean that. We don't want to stop at 5.5 million members, and we want everyone to feel welcome and enjoy access to our places, so we need to reach new audiences in ways that are meaningful and relevant to them without losing the hearts and minds of those that are already with us.

What you'll be doing

In this role, you'll provide financial insight to one of the largest heritage projects in the UK, ‘Remaking Clandon Park’ and to properties and projects in part of Hampshire & Surrey,   You'll be influential, bringing perspective and pragmatism to help stakeholders achieve their strategic and operational goals. As a business partner and critical friend, you will provide objective advice, guidance, and support.  Your expertise and vision will ensure that we’re maximising the return on investment and that we’re always in line with our wider strategy.

You'll support and challenge the team in developing credible operational & project budgets and forecasts, identifying risks and opportunities, in the immediate or longer term. Your support will help ensure our places keep evolving, attracting & inspiring people

You’ll provide input to business planning by helping the strategic leaders, cost centre managers, and teams to develop credible long-term plans that will support the overall trust aim of financial sustainability.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for an individual:

  • Able to build highly effective and collaborative working relationships with operational & project managers
  • With a demonstrated ability to think strategically and understand the broader organisational issues
  • Who can demonstrate good judgement and decision making
  • Able to coach managers to develop their financial and business management capability
  • Able to present and interpret complex financial data in a way that is practical and understood by the business


The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you’re from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you – and it doesn’t matter if you’re jam first, cream first, or even if you don’t like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.


The National Trust is committed to promoting and preserving those places of natural beauty and historic interest for which it has the privilege to be responsible for the benefit of the nation, for everyone for ever.

The Trust is proud of what has been achieved over the last 126 years and is determined to maintain those high standards of conservation, stewardship and curatorial care for which it has been recognised throughout the world.

Its achievements have enabled the general public and the Trust’s members and visitors to enjoy and appreciate the countryside, coastline, gardens, historic buildings and collections, all of which encapsulate so much of the history of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is a duty to tell that history in a complete, balanced and accurate way, and without judgement.

The National Trust continues as a guardian of the past, and for the future, to uphold its duty to maintain and enhance what has been entrusted to its care.

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