Head of Resources

Lake District National Park Authority
Kendal, Cumbria
Competitive salary
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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About us

The Lake District National Park Authority looks after this unique corner of England, encouraging people to enjoy and understand its beauty and helping those who live and work here. Our staff include rangers and field workers, advisers at our visitor centres, planners and ecologists.

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and innovative CCAB qualified accountant who can lead the Authority’s Resources Service, developing a strong business partnering approach to the provision of financial, property, ICT and project management services to the Authority.

You will lead a range of highly motivated and committed teams who are keen to support service delivery across the whole organisation through the effective management of the Authority’s resources and assets.

You will be the Authority’s Section 151 Officer, responsible for all aspects of effective financial management and for leading and driving innovation and effective customer service across your teams.

This is an interesting and varied role, offering a fantastic opportunity to make a significant contribution to the way the Authority works.

What’s it like to work here?

Our National Park team is passionate about the landscape and proud of the work we do to look after it and help people enjoy it. We are innovative and agile in our approach to work, ensuring we get the best from our resources.

You will be based at our headquarters in Kendal, but we are open to discussions about working in a more flexible, hybrid way if desired.

You will be part of the Authority’s Strategic Leadership Team, and will work closely with Members, Management and budget holders to deliver great services.

Your role

The Lake District National Park Authority Resources Service provides high-quality, reliable services to the Authority that are valued across the organisation. This interesting and diverse role will be responsible for effective financial management across the whole organisation, as well as for ICT and property and project management.

You will drive innovation, creativity and best practice across your service, ensuring compliance with local government requirements and meeting the needs of a wide range of internal and external customers.

You will require a great blend of leadership skills, technical skills and innovation, harnessing the skills of your team to deliver a great service.

About you

You will be a qualified accountant with a track record of leading teams and delivering a high-quality service to customers. You will have a proven track record of leading financial management within an organisation and ideally experience of leading wider resources functions, though the latter is not essential for the role.

You will be confident and comfortable in leading service development and in developing organisational strategies. You will be confident in providing sound advice to Members, the Strategic Leadership Team, Managers and staff on a wide range of resources matters.

Your leadership style will be inclusive and you will inspire your team and organisational colleagues to move forward towards new ways of working.


Working with us, you’ll enjoy:

- Generous Pension Scheme
- Electric car and Cycle to Work schemes
- Paid time off so you can volunteer
- Subsidised healthcare scheme

See our website for a complete list of our employee benefits.


This role requires eligibility to work in the UK and a full, current driving licence.

Diversity and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, the Lake District National Park Authority is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. These groups are under-represented at the LDNPA, particularly at senior level.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join the Lake District National Park Authority.

Disability Confident Employer

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide evidence in your application which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required under each of the essential criteria, as well as meeting any of the qualification, skills or experience defined as essential.

We reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive sufficient applications.

We’re happy to talk about flexible working – let us know if you want to find out more.

For an informal discussion about this position please contact Kerry Powell, Director of Communications and Resources Kerry.powell@lakedistrict.gov.uk or 07554110929.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 Sunday 26th June 2022.
Interview date: Week commencing 18th July
Interview location: Murley Moss, Kendal

So, if you’re seeking a varied and engaging role as our Head of Resources, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.


The Lake District National Park Authority looks after this unique corner of England, encouraging people to enjoy and understand its beauty and helping those who live and work here. Our staff include rangers and field workers, advisers at our Visitor Centres, planners and ecologists.

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Murley Moss Business Park
Oxenholme Road

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