Our Client Defra are seeking a Business Transformation Finance Manager
Role: Business Transformation Finance Manager
Contracting Authority: DEFRA
Contract Length: 28TH February 2019
IR35: Out of Scope
Pay Rate to Candidate: £635
Scoping the requirements for the future audit and assurance of Government funding for agriculture sector.
The Future Farming and Countryside Programme is the largest in the Defra EU Exit Portfolio. The opportunities presented by Britain’s withdrawal from the EU are great in the agriculture sector where 40 years of the Common Agriculture Policy has led to a dependence on subsidies and degradation of the environment. The programme seeks to change the nature of the relationship between Government, Farmers, the wider Agriculture sector and private industry in order to empower the Agriculture sector to become self-sufficient and become masters of their own destiny. At the same time the opportunity exists to exchange payment of subsidies with a service orientated culture of using the public purse to obtain public goods : services delivered to the public in the form of restoring our environment to a better state for the next generation than that which we have received in this.
The scale of change required is complex and will involve a variety of internal and external stakeholders, operating model and organisation change from new policy derivation to delivery of new governance for the United Kingdom, process and technology in England.
Initially produce a scoping report which sets out:
• What thinking and work is already happening across the Future Farming Programme and other Defra Teams (e.g. internal audit, central finance, Defra's relevant Arm's Length Bodies) to consider how audit and assurance mechanisms will work both through an agricultural transition and into the future farming policy.
• What existing work is happening across other Government Departments (e.g. MHCLG, DWP) who will be responsible for repatriating other EU funds (e.g. EU structural and investment funds).
• Identify if there are gaps in knowledge, or gaps in the existing work. What are the gaps, and how should they be best filled?
• Recommend what further work is necessary to coordinate efforts across multiple teams, to develop an audit and assurance framework for the end-state and possibly also the transitional period. Identify if there are gaps in activity necessary.
There is then scope for further development and implementation of recommendations.
Security Clearance: Must be CTC cleared as this is a secure location
CV Deadline: Wednesday 7th November at 16.00pm
Interview Process: Face To face