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Director of Resources (Section 73 Officer)

York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority
York, Northallerton ; Hybrid
£95,050 up to £105,438 plus relocation support of up £8,000
Closing date
1 Apr 2024

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Director of Resources (Section 73 Officer)

Salary:  from £95,050 up to £105,438 plus relocation support of up £8,000
Location: York & Northallerton ; Hybrid

Employer: York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority


This is a very exciting time for York and North Yorkshire - we are at a pivotal point in our history.

In April 2023 the eight councils that served North Yorkshire unified to create geographically the largest council and third largest unitary within the country. York is at the heart of North Yorkshire and both City of York Council and the new North Yorkshire Council will play a key role in our journey towards devolution.

We are now at the next stage in that journey – on 22 January 2024 the York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority (“the Combined Authority”) was formed by Parliament and will be responsible for overseeing devolved decision-making powers and harnessing millions of pounds of funding for both York and North Yorkshire. The devolution plans will bring significant benefits to our 815,000 residents and more than 32,000 businesses across York and North Yorkshire, including new jobs, more affordable housing and measures to tackle climate change.

The Director of Resources is an exciting new role which affords an unrivalled career opportunity for a successful and influential leader to help spearhead this next phase in the North Yorkshire success story at a critical moment in its’ history. Opportunities to make your mark and leave a legacy will not come much better than this.

As Director of Resources you will be a founding member of the Combined Authority Management Board, charged with using your own outstanding strategic and organisational leadership skills to develop, embed and sustain the Combined Authority. With colleagues you will have collective responsibility for the development and delivery of the operating model as well as supporting the development and embedding of the values and behaviours throughout the Combined Authority. You will promote diversity and inclusion and work through partnerships and relationships with other stakeholders, including working effectively with elected Members of the constituent councils and the Mayor, to ensure the vision and strategic direction of the Combined Authority is delivered.

Externally you will act as an advocate for the Combined Authority at local, regional, and national level, developing and enhancing its’ reputation and influence, building partnerships and enabling the Combined Authority to be a leader in the field.

The wider management board will be recruited shortly after this role; recruitment for the Chief Executive Officer will commence in April, appointed in May following the Mayoral Election, after which recruitment to the Head of Legal (Monitoring Officer) will take place over the summer, with interim support already in place.  Details are being taken for candidates interested in these roles now and further details will be forwarded when released.

The challenges are significant, but the rewards are too – here is a role which will be instrumental in shaping the future of the Combined Authority; an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy. In return you will be welcomed by dedicated and supportive colleagues who appreciate everything York and North Yorkshire has to offer and who want to do their very best for the region. Make your future, our future.

Your Responsibilities

As Director of Resources you will act as the Combined Authority’s principal financial advisor (Section 73 Officer) providing high quality advice to both Members and officers of the Combined Authority and execute the Combined Authority ‘s legislative and financial requirements.

You will lead key services for the Combined Authority specifically around:

•             Financial Management

•             Property, Procurement and Commercial (including overseeing a number of SLAs)

•             Governance

•             Health and Safety

•             Communications

  • Investment appraisals

This role will operate on a hybrid basis from home in addition to working across York and North Yorkshire.  The Combined Authority operates from administrative offices in York and Northallerton and the postholder will be required to attend these offices for in person meetings and partnership working as needed for the role and service

Coming Soon

We are recruiting for the following positions a little later in the year, register your interest now!

Chief Executive Officer

Head of Legal (Monitoring Officer)

Please feel free to contact colleagues in the Resourcing Solution Team, who will be delighted to discuss this and future opportunities with those who might wish to learn a little more.

For more information, to contact us and to apply visit:

Close Date: 1st April 2024

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