Head of Management Accounting and Deputy Section 151 Officer

Location
Hereford, Herefordshire
Salary
£77.079 - £81.296
Posted
31 Mar 2021
Closes
18 Apr 2021
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

Are you an exemplary leader with strategic finance experience who’s got what it takes to help us build vibrant communities, create a thriving local economy and protect and enhance our environment?

Herefordshire is a dynamic and growing county. It has areas of outstanding natural beauty and sites of special scientific interest, with wildlife and conservation sites throughout the County. Not only is Herefordshire popular with those seeking to experience the outdoors, the County’s entrepreneurial spirit and room to grow has proved fruitful to business.

As a council, we’re relatively small but, we think, perfectly formed. We consider ourselves as a team of 1,344 staff and we’re proud to say that people who come here consistently comment on the warm welcome they receive. We’re recognised as ‘punching above our weight’ and part of the beauty of our size is the ability to get things to done, often in creative and innovative ways.

We’re seeking a forward-thinking Head of Management Accounting and Deputy Section 151 Officer who will progress our current work programme whilst also looking beyond what is currently planned, identifying new opportunities and building a bigger picture. As the Deputy Section 151 Officer, you will have professional accountancy status and associated technical skills, together with a proven track record in local government finance.

If you’re an inspirational leader who has a strong track record of delivering outcomes, thinks beyond the numbers and puts people at the heart of everything you do, we’d love to hear from you.
To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Andrew Lovegrove (Acting Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer) at andrew.lovegrove@herefordshire.gov.uk

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:

• Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;

• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and

• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care.

Benefits with Herefordshire Council

Holidays: 25 days per year plus 2 days unpaid at Christmas (pro rata for part time)
Pension: LGS pension scheme

Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.

We also offer an employee assistance programme that means you will have access to confidential support and advice if you ever need it.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.

To apply, please click below and submit your CV along with a supporting statement, referring to the job description and person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you would like to obtain details regarding feedback on your application please contact Hoople Resourcing at: enquiries@hoopleresourcing.co.uk