Head of Financial Services & Deputy S151 Officer
Are you a qualified accountant with a minimum of three years post-qualification who is working or has worked at a senior level in Finance for a local authority? Are you looking for a fresh challenge and change of scenery? Thanet District Council, based at Margate, is looking to recruit a Head of Financial Services to help achieve their vision for their area with its proud heritage and exciting future.
Only 75 minutes from central London, Thanet is close enough for convenience but a world away with miles of beautiful blue flag beaches and proximity to wonderful Kent countryside. This district is an area on the up and offers a wide range of independent cafes, restaurants & bars and an internationally renowned arts scene (including the prestigious Turner Prize being hosted in Margate this year).
The role at Thanet District Council offers a great blend of technical accounting and specialist local authority knowledge combined with business-partnering heads of service, offering them support & challenge. Whilst unquestionably a varied and highly interesting role, it also allows a great work/life balance and the chance to live in an area of the south-east where housing is still comparably affordable.
Whetted your appetite for a great opportunity to make your mark and enjoy your life? Then please visit our dedicated recuitment microsite for a detailed job description and further information about Thanet District Council: