Medium Term Financial Strategy and Revenues Manager

Southampton, Hampshire
£52799 - 60004 per year +
07 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

With a population nearing 250,000, Southampton is recognised as the commercial, cultural and retail capital of the South Coast. It is a diverse and thriving economy, along with a mild climate, wealth of countryside and its proximity to the sea, it has to be one of the best places to live and work in the UK.


Starting salary £52,799 leading to £60,004

The Finance and Commercialisation Team is a key part of Southampton City Council’s Strategy Hub. The team provide strategic, financial and commercial services and advice to ensure the council’s planning and operational activity is delivered in sustainable and cost-effective ways. We work in collaboration with operational teams and partners to ensure financial and commercial services deliver the agreed outcomes in our medium and long term financial strategies.

We are going through a period of exciting change and we would like you to join us on this journey.

You will support and enable the delivery of high quality services to the residents, businesses and visitors to the city of Southampton. This position is a new role to the organisation and will be key in the further development of the medium term financial model working closely with the strategy and business intelligence, analysis of financial risk and dynamic financial management information in support of Service Directors, and underpin strong financial management performance.

Your key focus will be providing strategic and financial decision support in managing the council’s overall medium term financial plans and financial governance. You will manage and motivate a high performing team and deputise for the Service Lead - Corporate Planning and Commercialisation.  You will also manage and motivate a high-performing team of Financial Analysts.

You will play a key part in the production of the annual financial statements including preparation to a shorter timeframe than required.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will be CCAB/CIMA Qualified with 5 years’ experience working within the Local Government Sector. You will need to demonstrate your experience of monitoring revenue budgets and operating in accordance with financial policy including budget setting and statutory requirements. What is essential is a track record in team management covering all aspects including goal setting and performance review. Excellent level of IT literacy is a must.  You will be a responsible individual, possessing excellent communication skills and have a collaborative working style. You will also be approachable and able to manage change. 

If you would like an informal discussion about this post please contact Mel Creighton, Service Director Finance and Commercialisation on 023 8083 4897 

The closing date for applications is 11.55pm on 1st September 2017