Assistant Director of Finance and Investment
Big changes. No excuses. That’s what we’re delivering at Wirral Council. The formation of Wirral Growth Company, our new 50/50 JV with an urban regeneration specialist, is set to attract multi-million-pound housing, leisure and commercial developments. We are driving a massive regeneration programme, delivering on ambitious targets for 2020. It’s all about community wealth building, place leadership and creating results through brilliant partnerships. At the same time, this JV – and your expertise – will help us deliver a sustainable, ongoing income to provide the very best of services to the people of the Wirral. Bring it on.
In this new role, you’ll manage a Medium Term Financial Strategy to give Wirral Council a self-sufficient and sustainable future. There’ll also be the chance to support income-generation initiatives to maximise both income and investment. As part of this, you’ll help us meet our target to attract £250 million of investment by 2020.
In fact, this target is just one of twenty pledges we’ve made to the people of the Wirral. You’ll create an effective finance/business partnering function to help us meet these pledges, whilst also delivering effective financial stewardship and real value for money. From leading the annual budget setting and ensuring resources are properly aligned to deliver our pledges, to modelling the financial implications of our strategic projects, you’ll be at the heart of large-scale change. However, success isn’t possible without the right structures and capabilities. So you’ll be contributing to organisational development and supporting our commercial enterprises.
You will need
A current member of CCAB/CIMA, you’ve already shown you can deliver ambitious programmes to produce impressive financial results. What’s more, having worked as a senior manager in a complex financial environment, you’re familiar with financial modelling and analysis, including risk management techniques. Ideally, you’ll have experience of place leadership and community wealth building too. And you’ll certainly know how to lead large-scale projects to transform services or companies. You’ll therefore understand how to build long-term, sustainable partnerships that help bring about real cultural change. Above all, you make things happen – inspiring and galvanising others with your visionary ideas.