DEPUTY CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER

Location
Carbrook, Sheffield (currently primarily working from home)
Salary
£54,414-£59,046 subject to experience
Posted
28 May 2021
Closes
11 Jun 2021
Ref
DCFO110621
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual with a passion for public service to provide sound and impartial financial advice to the Police and Crime Commissioner in support of a safer South Yorkshire     

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is a directly elected official, accountable to the public of South Yorkshire for the delivery of efficient and effective policing and crime services.  The PCC determines the level of council tax policing precept and approves the budgets for the police force and services delivered with partners, including prevention, early intervention, safer communities and support to victims.  In fulfilling this, the PCC has a duty to involve and engage the public and wider stakeholders, so that their views can be considered and fed into the design and delivery of services that support a safer South Yorkshire.

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and forward thinking finance professional to join us and help drive our future success. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Deputising for the Chief Finance Officer on all financial matters, including fulfilling the
  • Developing effective strategic financial planning, financial management and leadership relating to the policing and crime fund received by the PCC.
  • Leading on the production of key financial reporting for senior management and the PCC, working collaboratively to co-ordinate preparation of the medium term resource strategy, annual budget, timely revenue budget monitoring (including savings plan delivery) and final accounts production.
  • Supporting the Chief Finance Officer to lead on all aspects of capital for the PCC and police force, including programme development, monitoring and capital financing.
  • Promoting effective financial management, control and reporting by ensuring a coherent financial control policy and procedural framework is in place.
  • Overseeing the performance of the treasury management function, co-ordinating the cash flow, and ensuring compliance with the CIPFA Treasury Management Framework.

You will need to be CCAB qualified, or equivalent, with significant experience of financial management and accounting at a senior level, demonstrating effective analytical and communication skills. Evidence of working collaboratively to achieve results is important, as the post holder will work closely with the South Yorkshire Police force, partner organisations, key stakeholders and other service providers to support the delivery of excellent services for the public.  

If you feel you have the passion and ambition to help build a safer South Yorkshire, and have the resilience necessary to work in a fast changing environment, then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you.

Staff are currently working from home throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, however the post will usually be based at Carbrook House, Sheffield with occasional travel around the county. 

Benefits:

We offer generous entitlements and supportive policies to enable a better work-life balance, some of which are listed below:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Generous ‘family’ leave
  • Access to a range of occupational health facilities
  • Generous pension scheme

Eligibility:

Applicants must meet the minimum requirement checkable history criteria, which must be taken into account for individuals applying to work at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) in any capacity. A minimum checkable history of 5 years is required for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with the OPCC.

Timetable:

Closing date for applications:  Friday 11 June 2021 @ 12 noon

Interviews/Assessments to be held: Wednesday 30 June and Thursday 1 July 2021

Candidates should note that appointment to this position is subject to successfully passing vetting clearance, at the appropriate level.

For further information about the role of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner and his team, please visit https://southyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/

Diversity & Inclusion:

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes and encourages applications from under-represented communities.

Apply for the role – Link to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Website

To find out more please contact:

Fay Mills, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire

Tel: 0114 296 4139

Email: FMills@southyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk