Service Director – Financial Management

5 days left

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
24 Oct 2019
17 Nov 2019
Local council
Contract Type
Full Time

Service Director – Financial Management

We want Gateshead to be a place where everyone thrives
Gateshead Council has an enviable reputation as a stable and well-run authority. We also know it’s a great place to live and work, indeed The Guardian’s ‘Best places to live rankings’ place Newcastle Gateshead at number one in the UK. We have ambitious plans to make the borough even better.

Over the next 20 years we are looking to continue to transform Gateshead. We have a huge amount of potential in terms of our regeneration and development plans, but we are also aware of the need to develop a very different approach if we are to truly meet the challenges ahead and respond to the
fast-changing needs of our communities and businesses.
In essence - we need to become more responsive, proactive and flexible – and ‘business as usual’ simply won’t cut it anymore. That is why we have introduced a new senior management structure, but more importantly a new culture based upon our Thrive agenda which focuses on delivery and
outcomes – to the direct benefit of our residents. A vital part of our transformation journey is the recruitment of a Service Director for Financial Management who will play a crucial role in the council’s next chapter.

This is a new role for Gateshead, and the postholder will be the Deputy S151 (reporting to the Strategic Director for Resources and Digital). The postholder will manage a range of key services including accountancy, insurance, treasury and debtors/creditors and we are therefore seeking candidates with strong financial management experience in a local government setting. In addition,
we also want you to be corporate and commercial, with strong political skills.

For further information about how to join Gateshead and help us thrive, click on ‘Apply’ and to contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Luke Judd on 0113 205 6077 or Ludovica Orlando on 02074263993.

Closing Date: 17 November 2019

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