Head of Finance & IT

Ashford, Kent
£61,869 - £68,709 Lease car subsidy of £3,050 per annum
08 Mar 2019
25 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full time

This is a great career opportunity to establish a high profile and a strong reputation working for a Council that genuinely values the importance of making sure the council is economically sound and can create a vibrant place for its residents, businesses and visitors.

We have a balanced budget and as a result we are able to build a future of economic prosperity and growth for our residents and businesses. Therefore we will need to respond to government initiatives such as Fair Funding Review and Comprehensive Spending Review. We are actively investing in key infrastructure, housing and commercial opportunities and we are seeking an experienced finance professional to provide expertise and innovative commercial thinking to help us continue our journey.

Your leadership and commercial acumen will generate returns for the Council as well as improving Ashford the borough. Working with the senior leadership team you will explore the opportunities to maximise investment income and efficient service delivery.

This role has management of the council’s IT function ensuring that the major systems and infrastructure are fit for purpose and enable digital transformation to be delivered.

Ashford is just 38 minutes from London by train; set in great countryside and close to the channel coast; with excellent schools and house prices that are lower than in much of the south east. The quality of life is excellent.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including salary-linked pension scheme, flexible working hours, and generous holiday entitlement.

Further information can be found on the jobs page of our website www.ashford.gov.uk/jobs

For an informal discussion please contact Ben Lockwood, Director of Finance & Economy, 01233 330640.

To apply please forward a CV and covering letter outlining relevant experience to recruitment@ashford.gov.uk

Closing date: 25 March 2019

Interviews scheduled: 24 April 2019