Head of Finance (12 Month Fixed Term Contract Maternity Cover)

up to £67,313
17 Dec 2020
15 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Finance (12 Month Fixed Term Contract Maternity Cover)

Salary: up to £67,313

Located at the heart of the National Forest, North West Leicestershire is proud of its reputation as a well-run and financially secure authority, with a positive culture and strong partnerships – but we are ambitious for more. We are building on our strengths and refreshing the way we operate, sharpening our customer focus and ensuring our financial plans support our ambitious regeneration programme.

We are regenerating Coalville, increasing the range and quality of our housebuilding programme, creating active green environments and supporting businesses through these challenging times. We have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, while extensive new development work and new industry is taking place across the district, particularly around East Midlands Airport.

We are looking to appoint a Head of Finance to take temporary responsibility for the finance function during a critical period for the council. You will work with the leadership team to ensure our transformation plan is fit for purpose and oversee the implementation of a new finance system, and the ongoing delivery of major capital projects.

With broad local government finance experience gained at either S151 or deputy level, you will also have experience of providing financial stewardship in the delivery of saving and transformation programmes and regeneration/capital projects. Above all, you will be a leader who promotes and encourages a culture of empowerment, champions our customers, and embodies our ‘one team’ council ethos alongside being politically savvy and be a fully CCAB qualified accountant.

For more information please click on Apply or talk to our advising consultants Seb Lowe (07464 543442) or Neel Patel (07917 585518) at GatenbySanderson.

Closing date: 9am Friday 15 January 2021.