Discover an exceptional career advancement opportunity for a finance professional in a forward-looking council. In this dynamic role, you will report to the Chief Executive and oversee Financial Services, including internal audit, housing benefits, and local taxation. Additionally, you'll be responsible for Customer Services, ICT, and Business Transformation, playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of the organization.
You'll join an ambitious local authority that's experiencing substantial external investment. Building on a solid foundation, you'll contribute to and lead various cross-council initiatives, including:
Spearheading the development and execution of the council's digital and customer strategies.
Leading the creation of the council's savings plan.
Crafting the council's annual governance statement and refining carbon reduction and climate change plans.
Supporting significant investments across the district, such as cultural assets, capital projects, and community development.
Your leadership will enable the council to adopt a more commercial approach, ensuring financial sustainability while addressing the needs of local communities and businesses.
We are seeking a finance professional eager to assume the statutory finance responsibilities of a local government authority while also managing a diverse portfolio of enabling services. This position is an exceptional opportunity for an existing or aspiring deputy chief executive who can hit the ground running, leading the council toward financial resilience through innovative and commercial approaches.