Chief Financial Officer
Two Councils One Team
Over the past couple of years Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District have come together creating a progressive partnership: two sovereign councils each with a unique identity and a shared vision of the future. Through joining our workforce and fostering a modern, collaborative culture, we are serving our residents in a more customer focussed and cost-effective way.
Both councils need to make significant savings in the coming years, and the move to create a single officer team providing services across both councils, will certainly contribute to realising those savings. But so too will strong and visionary financial leadership. We are looking for a Chief Financial Officer (S151) who as well as being able to ensure the smooth operational running of a finance function, can think strategically and shape the financial strategies of both councils.
Both councils have been entrepreneurial and innovative in their approach to financial sustainability and there are a variety of commercial services and traded companies. From a Sustainability Procurement Framework Joint Venture, to an Independent Living service company, to three housing delivery companies, we have a range of interests, with unique governance arrangements, to consider both strategically and commercially.
Working in a fun, supportive and collaborative corporate management team, you will bring a track record of success in a senior public sector finance role, a commercial approach, credibility and an openness to innovative ways of delivering services and generating income.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity working across two councils as part of one team, please click on the ‘apply now’ button or speak with our advising consultants Greg Hayes (020 7426 3962) or Jenny Ross (0113 205 6067) at GatenbySanderson.
Closing date: 8th June