Treasurer (Full-time, Exeter based)

£82,927 rising to £93,624 per annum
10 Mar 2017
13 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Alison Hernandez, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, is seeking to recruit a Chief Financial Officer to ensure the proper financial administration of the OPCC, and to act as her principal financial advisor.   The Treasurer is also the Section 151 Officer to the PCC.

You will be a strategic thinker and guide the PCC in determining a clear and effective long-term financial vision and strategy. Engaging with both internal and external partners and stakeholders, you will develop and implement the medium and long term financial plans for revenue and capital.

Reporting to the CEO, you will contribute to the effective delivery of the Police and Crime Plan through effective corporate management including strategy implementation, business and resource planning, risk management, performance management and value for money. You will also work closely with Estates professionals who are directly responsible to the PCC.

You will have a track record of operating at a senior level and making a positive contribution to the overall vision, values and financial strategies of a large and complex organisation, with proven ability of handling multi-million pound budgets. You will also have evidence of working within a legislative or compliance framework.

The ability to drive, or to travel around Devon, Cornwall and Dorset, to fulfil the duties of the post is essential.

Applicants must evidence the following essential experience, specialist skills and knowledge as per the role specification as the shortlisting process will be assessed against these criteria:

  • Experience of operating at a senior level as a finance professional and making a positive contribution to the overall vision, values and financial strategies of a large and complex organisation. 
  • Experience of handling multi-million pound budgets with an ability to provide assistance to the PCC to set the budget, policing precept and capital programme.
  • Experience of corporate risk management including the safeguarding of assets, risk avoidance and insurance.
  • Experience of strategic financial planning and up to date knowledge of all aspects of financial management, standards and practices.
  • Experience of authorising statutory accounts and associated grant funding.
  • Experience of treasury management and internal audit

If you are a CCAB qualified accountant, with up to date knowledge of all aspects of financial management, an understanding of sound public authority financial practice and a desire to succeed in challenging times of financial and operational change, we welcome your application.

For further information about the requirements of the role, please contact Andrew White, Chief Executive on 01392 225547.



The closing date for completed applications is close of business on Thursday 13 April 2017.

Interview and presentations are expected to take place in week commencing 1 May 2017 and will be held at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Andy Hocking House, Alderson Drive, Exeter, EX2 7RP.

To apply please complete an application form, evidencing the essential experience, specialist skills and knowledge as per the role specification, and return along with a CV, personal statement and proof of relevant qualifications to:

Or by post to: People Services Department - Resourcing, Homer House, Devon and Cornwall Police, Middlemoor, Exeter, EX2 7HQ.

Further information can be found on our website at  or by contacting Eleanor Tanner on 01392 225555.

This post is subject to a Confirmation Hearing by the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Panel.

Due to the nature of this role, it will be a condition of any appointment that the preferred candidate will be vetted to an enhanced level. In completing the application form, you are consenting for the OPCC to conduct such a check during the selection process.

Equality Commitment

The PCC is committed to equality and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community. The PCC is keen to ensure that her office reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, but she also wishes to promote a an office culture that actively values difference and recognises that people from different backgrounds and experiences can bring valuable insights to the office and enhance the way we work.

Political Restrictions

The Treasurer is a politically restricted post.  The Local Government and Housing Act 1989 places an obligation on staff of the PCC to prepare a list of all posts which are regarded as politically restricted.  The Act imposes restrictions on public political activity by the holders of such posts.  All staff of the PCC, except for the Commissioner and the Deputy PCC are politically restricted. In summary, the restrictions imposed on post holders include:

  • Becoming (whether by election or otherwise) or remaining a member of a Local Authority, of the National Assembly for Wales, of the European Parliament, or of the House of Commons, or a PCC.
  • Announcing, or allowing others to announce, ones candidature for one of the aforementioned offices
  • Holding office in a political party
  • Canvassing at elections and
  • Speaking or writing publically on matters of party political controversy.

A relocation package may be available. Details can be found here:

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