Senior Corporate Finance Advisor - Flexible Working Available

London (Central), London (Greater)
£63,520 - £70,859
09 Jul 2019
29 Jul 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you an experienced corporate finance professional looking for an amazing opportunity to shape some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects? Would you enjoy a role where your advice and guidance will shape ministerial policy and focus on ensuring tax payer value for money? 

Are you excited by the opportunity to work on complex commercial issues across infrastructure projects that make a real difference to the public and country? 

We are currently looking to recruit Senior Corporate Finance advisors to join our team to use their commercial skills to help shape the development of major infrastructure projects happening in the UK. 

This post is an excellent opportunity to work alongside a wide stakeholder base to undertake high profile and complicated projects on which you will provide insight to ministers and other project leaders on important commercial issues. This is an amazing opportunity to work within a highly respected and inclusive team where challenges and ideas are shared and navigated together. 

Your key responsibilities will include: 

- Providing high quality corporate finance and commercial advice on projects and programmes across the wider department. 
- Working with members of the Corporate Finance directorate to execute high value transactions. 
- Providing commercial insight into policy formulation. 
- Managing a changing and developing portfolio of projects ensuring you meet the needs of a differing client base. 

Please note, there are currently two positions being recruited for, see the attached role profile for full role responsibilities. 

About you 

Are you an experienced Corporate Finance Professional, an ability to communicate complex issues clearly across all levels of a business? If so we would love to hear from you. 

We’re looking for candidates with excellent commercial, analytical and project management skills, who have experience of working with a wide and varying stakeholder base. The role suits someone that is confident applying their commercial expertise to influence decisions, thrives in managing a dynamic and challenging workload and welcomes autonomy to their role. 

You’ll have strong interpersonal skills with the capability to provide guidance and information to inform decisions at all levels of government. 

For this role, it’s essential to be able to proactively manage your workload whilst retaining focus on the key priorities of the department. 

These roles are an amazing opportunity to work on high profile projects on a daily basis. Therefore, you will be highly diligent with a strong focus on attention to detail, to ensure your work informs senior leadership and Ministers in achieving departmental objectives. 

About us 

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department. 

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future. 

DfT has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017. 

DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.


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

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Communicating and Influencing

Benefits Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.


A Recruitment & Retention Allowance (RRA) of up to £12,500 may apply.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

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

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment will include: 
• an interview including a short presentation. 

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. For further information on Success Profiles please click here 

At the interview candidates will be given 30 minutes to prepare a a short presentation on a topic related to the role. 

Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about: 
• what energises and motivates you 
• how you would manage situations relevant to the role 
• your previous experience 
• your professional skills and knowledge 

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within. 

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.

Apply and further information Contact point for applicants

For further information on this vacancy please contact - Joe Hickey 

Sift/interview dates and location

The sift is due to take place w/c 29th July 2019 

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held w/c 19th August 2019 

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates. 

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a security check may be carried out.

Further information

We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel. 

We may hold a merit list for up to twelve months. During this time, if a similar role is identified and you have been placed on the merit list you may be considered for the post. Within the merit list period, your application form and selection information may be shared across the department and its agencies. 

Reasonable adjustment 

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes. 
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should: 
Contact Government Recruitment Service via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs 

Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional 

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment. 

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact 

Government Recruitment Services via email: 

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: 
Click here to visit Civil Service Commission. 

Any move to the Department for Transport (DfT) will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. 

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