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Financial Services Group Manager

Employer
Blaby District Council
Location
Blaby, Leicester
Salary
£64,881 – £77,979 pa
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Financial Services Group Manager

£64,881 - £77,979 per annum

Full time, Permanent, hybrid working available

Blaby District is a great place to live, work and visit. We have ambitious growth aspirations, which we want to deliver through a sustainable approach to our finances whilst retaining a clear focus on delivering what is important to our residents.

Following the planned retirement of the current post holder, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Senior Leadership Team as a Financial Services Group Manager (Deputy S151 Officer).

Working to the Executive Director (S151 Officer), the post holder as part of our Senior Leadership Team will be in a key leadership role overseeing the Council’s Finance Team, Fraud & Risk, Revenues & Benefits and Income & Recovery services. The successful applicant joins the Council at an exciting time and will lead the finance team to support the organisation to deliver its ambitious corporate plan whilst ensuring the Council remains financially sustainable for the future.

As Deputy S151 Officer you will have the responsibility to ensure that the Council, its officers, and its Elected Councillors, have a good understanding of the Council’s finances and the Council retains its reputation of being financially well managed.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate, driven, and forward-thinking, who can work collaboratively with stakeholders. The successful candidate will be CCAB qualified or have extensive relevant local government finance experience. You will be passionate about sharing your knowledge with a committed and dedicated finance team and be an accomplished communicator.  You will be an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team, working across the organisation on corporate initiatives and will enjoy working in a supportive environment and culture.

These are exciting times for the district as we have just launched our 2024-2028 Corporate Plan and want someone with enthusiasm and passion to be part of our Senior Leadership Team. If you are an aspiring future S151 Officer, we would love to hear from you.

Further details can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification.

Benefits of working with us include a generous leave entitlement, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, flexible and hybrid working, discounted leisure membership and free car parking and cycle bays. Further details on our benefits can be found on our employee benefits site.

To find out more about the role and what it is like to work for us, please contact Louisa Horton, Executive Director - Communities on louisa.horton@blaby.gov.uk  

To apply for this position,  please submit a covering letter with your CV and a completed equal opportunities monitoring form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button below and address the following:

  • Why are you interested in working for Blaby District Council?
  • Why are you interested in this role?
  • What will you bring to this role?

We look forward to hearing from you!

Should you have any technical issues when applying, please email human.resources@blaby.gov.uk

Closing date: 6 March 2024

Assessment Centre Day at the Council offices: 21 March 2024

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a written exercise/test prior to the assessment centre day. The assessment centre will involve a series of exercises which you will be required to take part in.

Supporting information:

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Job description and Person Specification

Structure Chart

Blaby District Plan 2024 – 2028

Medium Term Financial Strategy 2024

Transforming Blaby Together Strategy

Blaby District Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all, and we welcome applications from all diversities. We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people and those in the Armed Forces. As a Disability Confident Employer and to show our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, we offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme. Further information can be found on our jobs page.

 

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