Head of Financial Planning

Lewes District Council & Eastbourne Borough Council
Lewes and Eastbourne
£54,884 to £60,065 pa subject to Job Evaluation
Closing date
25 May 2022

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Local government, Borough councils
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Financial Planning
Salary: £54,884 to £60,065 pa subject to Job Evaluation
plus £5K market supplement for exceptional candidates
Hours:  37 a week
Status:  Permanent
Based: Lewes and Eastbourne

Two Councils One Team !

Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils have a well-established and progressive partnership: two sovereign councils each with a unique identity and a shared vision of the future. Through joining our workforces and fostering a modern collaborative culture, we are serving our residents in a more customer-focused and cost-effective way. And that has never been more important. As we emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic, we’re determined to achieve the very best for our communities – driving a Recovery and Reset journey that touches everyone who works and lives here.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who wishes to advance their career in local government through this demanding and wide-ranging role. It’s a real opportunity for an exceptional person with great communication skills, commercial aptitude, and demonstrable ability to maintain the Council’s long-term finances viability through a period of uncertainty. This is a chance to put your skills to use making a genuine difference.

You will play a pivotal role of delivering improvements as part of our ongoing journey and supporting the Councils Recovery and Reset Programme, which helps focus how we spend funds and ensuring that services are improved where they are needed. You will lead the financial planning team in establishing a sustainable and resilient financial base to support delivery of Council policies and priorities.

The post of Head of Financial Planning is a key role in developing and improving financial management across the Council.  As a CCAB qualified accountant, you will provide leadership to the Finance function, delivering high quality business partnering, and financial planning services to both councils.

Overall, you will bring a track record of success in a public sector finance role; strong all-round communication and management skills; credibility; a high level of technical expertise; and an openness to innovation and new ways of delivering services.

For more information about the role including details on how to apply, please click on the Apply.

Closing date: 12 noon 25 May 2022

Interview date to be confirmed.

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