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The CCC has established itself as a high-profile, high-impact expert body in the analysis of climate change mitigation and adaptation. It is the first body of its kind in the world and brings together the expertise of its members, from the fields of climate science and policy, economics, technology, behaviour and business. It draws on existing information and undertakes its own analysis to provide expert advice to Ministers and to Parliament.
The Committee is supported by a Secretariat of around 30 economists, operational researchers, scientists and other analysts.
The Committee requires a Grade 7 Finance & Operations Lead to manage the finance, corporate governance and HR functions. Whilst working at a senior level the role requires a ‘hands on’ approach with the ability to take on all tasks which fall within this broad remit.
Core accountabilities include:
Providing effective financial control for the CCC by taking responsibility for managing budgeting and forecasting activity and producing accurate monthly management accounts.
Preparing the statutory financial accounts including working with the Audit Committee, Internal and External Auditors and contributing to the BEIS Departmental Accounts.
Ensuring appropriate corporate governance mechanisms are in place and working properly.
Managing HR activity, including recruitment, the annual pay remit, workforce planning and performance management.
Maintain and build relationships with our Sponsor Departments and the devolved administrations.
Build relationships with the providers of outsourced services to ensure consistent service delivery and value for money.
Provide support to the Corporate Services Team
Experience of managing and developing financial systems, controls and budget processes.
Experience of managing the production of monthly management and statutory accounts.
High level of technical accounting knowledge
Good communication skills
Making Effective Decisions
Make difficult decisions by pragmatically weighing the complexities involved against the need to act.
Analyse and evaluate data from various sources to identify pros and cons and identify risks in order to make well considered decisions.
Push decision making to the right level within their teams, not allow unnecessary bureaucracy and structure to suppress innovation and delivery.
Managing a Quality Service
Create regular opportunities for staff and customers to help improve service quality and demonstrate a visible involvement.
Ensure adherence to legal, regulatory and security requirements in service delivery.
Make clear, pragmatic and manageable plans for service delivery using programme and project management disciplines.
Changing and Improving
Encourage and recognise a culture of initiative and innovation focused on adding value – give people space and praise for creativity.
Effectively capture, utilise and share customer insight and views from a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure better policy and delivery.
Provide constructive challenge to senior management on change proposals which will affect own business area.
Building Capability for All
Role model work-place based learning and encourage development, talent and career management for all staff.
Prioritise and role model continuous self-learning and development, including leadership, management and people skills.
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