Chief Officer, Financial Services (s.151 officer)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
up to £108k
04 Oct 2018
02 Nov 2018
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Those who keep an eye on cities are keeping an eye on Leeds.

Leeds is a city whose time has come. With a net budget of £513m, we’re the second largest unitary in England, with a national and international reputation for our commitment to good growth. Effective and intelligent long-term financial planning and management has created stable foundations from which we can look forward with confidence.

We know increasing financial pressure is inevitable, but our investment of time and talent into a sophisticated and resilient financial strategy means that we can be innovative about our future challenges: resourcing city-wide priorities, supporting key services to meet rising demand, and advocating for our world-class city at a national level.

Our new CFO will bring a track record of exceptional decision-making, gained from extensive experience within local government (or a related public service). A qualified accountant, with uncompromising standards of quality and rigour, you’ll be capable of working at the most senior levels of the Council, and have unquestionable credibility with members and colleagues in the Corporate Leadership Team.

With a consistently positive approach to new proposals, you’ll bring knowledge, astute insight, clarity of analysis and significant additional strategic capacity to the role. It’s an exceptional opportunity to continue and extend our legacy of sound financial management.

Visit to find out more or contact Stephen Cooley (07747 698829) or Mark Tobin (07717 725844) at Proventure Consulting for a confidential discussion.

Closing date for applications: 10am Monday 29 October (if you have seen this role late and wish to apply please get in touch with us to discuss).