Director of Finance and Transformation

£75,717 to £80,167
08 Jun 2017
25 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council sits in the heart of Leicestershire.

We are a well-run Council with a track record of delivering good quality services while managing to balance our budget. The challenge for the future will be to continue to do so in spite of reduced government funding and increasing demands.

We have a clear strategic direction and are responding to our financial challenges while making a difference to lives and ensuring people want to live, work and visit Oadby & Wigston. The new Director of Finance & Transformation will play a lead role in service redesign, better and wider use of ICT, asset management and procurement in order to drive down costs, improve productivity and ensure that our services continue to meet the needs of our residents. As well as finance, the Director will oversee business transformation through Customer Service improvements, ICT, and Planning, Development and Regeneration.

We are seeking to recruit a qualified accountant who will hold the Council’s S151 responsibility. You must have extensive knowledge of Local Government finance, alongside an understanding of local taxation and welfare benefits. Reporting to the Chief Executive and as a member of the Strategic Management Team, you will be the principal advisor on financial and resource matters to the Council.

You will be a confident communicator, inspire confidence and build positive relationships with elected Members, colleagues and partner organisations to deliver for our residents and businesses.

For this role we are looking for someone with a strong corporate approach, and excellent leadership, together with sharing our ambition for the future. You will be equally at home in strategic problem solving as in handling complex and sensitive issues.

We have an exciting future ahead. If you’d like to be on our team, we’d like to hear from you.

We will be holding an open morning for candidates to visit the council and meet the Senior Management Team.  This will be held at the Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 2DR on Tuesday 20th June at 9.00am to 11am. You are welcome to attend at any time during the open morning. Refreshments provided.

For further information about this position, please contact Martin Hone on 0116 2572 621 or 07842059728