Head of Service – Finance and Property and Statutory Section 151 Officer

Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Up to £88,321
22 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

This is a fantastic opportunity for a forward thinking effective leader to play a pivotal role in shaping the service to meet the needs of the Corporate Plan and Denbighshire’s future vision.

As Head of Service and Section 151 Officer, you will have a relevant professional qualification with the necessary experience to confidently manage and lead an innovative and effective service. As a leader you will be adept in thinking strategically, providing a clear financial direction for the Council with the ability to act as S151 Officer.

You will provide strategic leadership for the following areas:

■     Accountancy – Accountancy and Exchequer

■     Business and Risk

■     Management Accounting and Assurance

■     Payments and Payroll

■     Systems Support

■     Corporate Asset Management

■     Property Services

The successful candidate will be familiar with working in a political environment and be able to build and develop effective relationships and partnerships with elected members and a range of key stake holders. Ambition, resilience and a desire to make things happen will all be key attributes, alongside excellent leadership abilities and a commitment to providing modern and efficient services.

Role Profile:

Key responsibilities for the Head of Service are as follows:

■     Statutory Section 151 Officer

■     Financial Functions

■     Ensuring safeguards are in place to control all service budgets and responsibility for final sign off with Council

■     Housing and council tax budget

■     Tax collection responsibility

■     Corporate Budgets

■     Debt Portfolio

■     Audit property revenues and benefits accountancy and exchequer and accountancy

■     Ensuring safeguards are in place to control all service budgets

■     Corporate Landlord

■     Property Portfolio Responsibility

In addition to the above, the Head of Service is responsible for the following:

■     Accountancy – Accountancy and Exchequer

■     Business and Risk

■     Management Accounting and Assurance

■     Payments and Payroll

■     Systems Support

■     Corporate Asset Management

■     Property Services

How to Apply:

For an informal discussion please contact our retained consultant Ian Jeffcott on 07882 672653 or 01824 719112 or Judith Greenhalgh, Chief Executive on 01824 706128.

Completed applications should be sent to Andrea Malam, Lead Business Partner, by email to andrea.malam@denbighshire.gov.uk

Applications for the post should be submitted by noon on Friday 16th August 2019.

Candidates will be informed of shortlisting on Tuesday 10th September 2019.

Interviews and assessment centres are expected to be held on the following dates:

■     Monday 16th September 2019: Assessments with Consultant

■     Tuesday 17th September 2019: Assessment Centre Day One

■     Wednesday 18th September 2019: Assessment Centre Day Two

■     Thursday 19th September 2019: Full Council Meeting - Commencing at 10am

Application Packs and details about Denbighshire County Council, the area and the role can be found by clicking on the Apply button.