Director of Finance (s151)

Blackburn, Lancashire
18 Mar 2021
09 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

It has been a tumultuous and challenging year for the sector – but here at Blackburn with Darwen Council we have every reason to feel positive about the future.  We are emerging from the crisis stronger, leaner and more flexible.  Indeed, we are more determined than ever to support our diverse communities and enable them to flourish.  

We have just undergone a significant restructure to further develop better ways of working, which sees the creation of new streamlined directorates. We are now seeking a senior officer to join our experienced and talented team.  This is a crucial role which will play a major part in our future success.

As Director of Finance you will be the Council’s statutory Section 151 officer. You will report to the Strategic Director, Resources, as well as a dotted line direct to the Chief Executive. As Director you will champion and develop our sustainable long-term approach to budgeting, working with Members and colleagues to ensure robust financial management is owned by all officers across the authority. The postholder will sit on the Corporate Leadership Team (CLT) and be at the forefront of our transformation agenda, bringing fresh ideas as we overcome long-standing challenges. Candidates will need a strong track record in a senior finance role, ideally in local government or a relevant setting, as well as the rigour and innovative thinking needed to succeed.

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To discuss the Director of Finance role please call Luke Judd at Starfish Search on 07435 270659

Closing Date: 9th April 2021