Chief Financial Officer

Isle of Man (GB) (IM)
12 Dec 2018
13 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you have what it takes to be our next Chief Financial Officer in the Isle of Man Government?

We believe the Island is a special place to live and work and within this critical role, you will take responsibility for ensuring that public finances are allocated, managed and spent in accordance with political direction and with best financial practice.

How does this role make an impact?

You will support the Council of Ministers and Chief Secretary in leading the Island’s Government, in particular, with the management of Treasury’s external relationships and by providing expert financial, fiscal and economic advice.

With exciting but challenging times ahead, the need for the Department to be agile and respond to changing circumstances is essential.  Within this vital role, you will be expected to provide strong leadership and drive to ensure we successfully manage our public finances and deliver the best possible outcomes for our Island community.

What could this role offer you?

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of shaping our Island’s future, working within a team who are committed to supporting the Island to succeed and grow.

You will be part of the Chief Officer group, working alongside other corporate leaders to deliver co-ordinated and effective public services for the people of the Isle of Man.

This role provides for a broad range of financial and commercial skills that will be needed to work with Departments, Boards and staff from across the organisation. You will have a financial overview of all Government areas and the Manx economy and will have the opportunity to consider and provide for success across the economic spectrum.

We can offer you a competitive salary and the opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive organisation that values our people and their development.   This is a full time position but as an equal opportunities employer we will consider flexible working arrangements.

Who are we looking for?

As the most senior financial officer within the Public Service, no day will be the same, you will need the skills to balance conflicting pressures and make considered decisions. You will need to build a wide range of relationships with politicians, within Tynwald, the private sector as well as with our connections in the UK and in other states and jurisdictions. The ability to effectively influence, negotiate and communicative clearly and skilfully will be key to successfully build on these important relationships.

We are looking for someone who can provide effective leadership, with experience of linking financial strategy with overall strategy and in managing, developing and controlling significant budgets.

You will need to hold a relevant degree or professional qualification and be skilled in data analysis, forecasting and financial planning.

What the Island has to offer!

The Isle of Man is the ideal place to live and work, combining breath-taking unspoiled scenery, superb leisure facilities, with excellent air and sea links to the UK and Ireland. The Island offers a high quality family and individual lifestyle in an environment that has a low crime rate and provides a first class education.

With a buoyant economy, vibrant towns and miles of beautiful open countryside, the Isle of Man has something for everyone.

For further information about living in the Isle of Man and the Island’s lifestyle visit


Interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £10,000 based on receipts is available for this role. For any further information on the relocation package please contact

Your Benefits

In the Isle of Man Public Service we believe the benefits we offer our employees are important; from financial benefits to your Wellbeing and Development, we have a lot to offer.

Contacts for further information

To assist you in your decision making and application please contact Will Greenhow, Chief Secretary on 01624 685703.

Recruitment Timeframe

Closing date: 13th January 2019
Interviews will take place: 28th January 2019

Interview expenses agreed in advanced will be covered.

How to apply

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