A2 Grade 7 Financial Planning and Analyst Lead

Full Time | East Kilbride, SCOTLAND | 6 months
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Full Time
£48,500 per annum
East Kilbride

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£48,500 per annum
East Kilbride , Lanarkshire
Permanent, full-time
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If you want to work at the heart of DFID to help shape the medium and long-term financial plans of the Department and support the vital work that DFID does, then this post offers a fantastic opportunity for the right individual. The post sits within the strategic finance team who ensure that resources are allocated to enable the Department to achieve its objectives with the best development outcomes. The function will also lead DFID’s upcoming Spending Review bid and future strategic finance processes. This includes regular liaison across the Department, and with colleagues in HM Treasury and a range of Government Departments.
We are looking for an individual whose financial skills are matched by strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. You will lead and advocate financial planning, and its benefits. You will work collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure the best outcome. Interested to find out more, please see the attached Candidate Pack.

Job description

Please refer to the attached Candidate Pack for further information on the detail of this role.
ResponsibilitiesEssential Criteria:
- Can analyse, manage and present complex financial information, both verbally and in written form to support decision making.
- Able to lead, manage and develop a team of professional staff; Has practical skills in one or more area of management accounting and cost analysis, investment finance, treasury management, planning and budgeting and financial accounting; Understands different financial planning and budgeting techniques as well as investment appraisal techniques;
- Strong communication skills with experience in engaging with non-technical officials.
- Experience in showing initiative in dealing with complex/difficult issues.
Desirable Criteria
- Experience in delivering an end to end budget setting process (including project management;
- Experience in policy delivery;


A fully qualified member of one of the five Consultative Committees of Accounting Bodies [CCAB] i.e. ACCA; CIPFA; ICAEW; ICAI or ICAS, or CIMA, or a European or international equivalent qualification.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Leadership
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Reporting and control
  • Decision Support
  • Operational Finance
  • Wider Experience



At DFID we can offer an excellent benefits package please see link for more information: -for-international-development/about/recruitment#great-reasons-to-work-with-us
DFID is an equal opportunities employer and actively promotes and encourages diversity and inclusion. We will not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race and/or ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio economic background, mobility, nationality, family, marital and/or partnership status and religion.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.


Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

How To Apply
Include your skills, employment history and qualification details. All Civil Service recruitment is anonymised so please ensure you remove any information that may identify you.
Personal Statement
With reference to the person specification in the Candidate Pack briefly outline your skills, experience and suitability for the role, using no more than 1250 words.
Your application contains the criteria by which the selection panel will decide whether to progress your application. Any other criteria detailed in the job profile may be tested during the interview and / or assessment process. Remember the STAR technique, situation, task, action and result when you are preparing your response.
If you have any technical problems, contact HR Direct on .
At Interview some or all of the following Civil Service Behaviours may be tested:
Seeing the Big Picture
Making effective decisions
Working together
Delivering at Pace
Additionally, we will assess technical skills in two ways:
1. In the interview some or all of the following finance technical competencies will be tested: Reporting and control; Decision support; Operational finance; wider experience
2. A timed technical exercise will be undertaken.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :Name : Patrick BrownEmail : Telephone : Recruitment team :Email :

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