Finance Manager - Children, Families and Education

Portsmouth, Hampshire
£64,605 - £72,423
08 Apr 2019
22 Apr 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Are you ready to use your financial acumen, strategic outlook and leadership skills to make a real difference to the people of Portsmouth?

We're looking for a high calibre Finance Manager to play an essential role in making Portsmouth City Council's vision a reality.

Children's Services operates in both a challenging and exciting environment.  Alongside increasing demand and constrained financial resources is the satisfaction of making a real difference to the life chances of the children of our city.  Delivering the Directorates Financial Sustainability Strategy within the context of a growing population, requiring more school places and increasing demand to provide for our most vulnerable children will be one of your primary goals. 

As Finance Manager, you'll work within the Corporate Finance Management Team and will report to the Chief Financial Officer for the council. You'll be instrumental in working with the Director for Children, Families and Education, Councillors and external partners e.g. schools, to build a sustainable model for delivering children's and education services.

In return for your expertise, vision and ambition, you'll benefit from membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to take advantage of season ticket discounts and childcare vouchers.

If you are a looking for a diverse role which offers the opportunity to forge collaborative relationships with a range of partners, develop talent within your team and provide constructive challenge, assurance, recommendations and creative solutions to senior officers in order to improve the quality of life for vulnerable people, then we would like to hear from you.

The successful candidate will be CCAB qualified with significant post qualified experience, and have the ability to communicate and work effectively with partners. You will also have experience of budgetary control and financial management in a large and complex organisation, as well as experience of managing and motivating teams.

Closing time/date: 5:00pm, on the 22 April 2019 

Applications received after this may not be considered.

Interview process will take place on w/c 6 May 2019

How to apply: Please click apply, follow the link and see attached documents at the bottom of the Job page and ensure you fully read and follow the guidance so you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile.