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Assistant Director of Finance and Governance (Section 151 Officer)

Basildon Borough Council
Basildon, Essex
Up to £111,905
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

Job Details

We’re looking for a committed Assistant Director, Finance and Governance and S151 Officer to lead the Council’s finance function – including Revenues and Benefits, Commercial and Procurement, and Audit and Risk. You’ll provide high-level financial and governance expertise to the Council’s leadership team, senior officers, and elected councillors – while also leading the strategic development of key finance and governance-related priorities in the portfolio.

It’s a wide remit and there’s currently a heavy emphasis across the organisation to ensure the finance function aligns with corporate plans, which means you’ll need to both set the direction of travel financially while also supporting other leaders at the Council to deliver their priorities. You’ll manage a strong team, developing talented middle managers into more senior roles to strengthen the organisation. You’ll work across ambitious project work at the organisation, collaborating with developers, NHS, and the county council to ensure service delivery, income generation, value for money and the delivery of Council priorities and outcomes.

This is a brilliant opportunity for an experienced finance leader to maintain and build financial stability and profitability, create a culture of collaboration within the Council, and ultimately drive our Borough forward.

For more information please visit, or call our retained advisors at Tile Till, Mark Bearn (07747 181490, or Bella Bennett (07918 976494,

Closing date Sunday 19th May at midnight.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


The Council administers some 1,395 acres of parks, recreation grounds, open spaces and allotments, including an 18-hole municipal golf course and the Motorboat Museum at Wat Tyler Country Park.

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01268 533333
The Basildon Centre
St. Martin's Square

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