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Senior Manager - Adult Social Care and Health Finance

Cheshire West and Chester Council
Homeworker/Ellesmere Port
£60,566 - £66,982 per annum
Closing date
19 May 2024

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to lead the finance business partnering function across our Adult Social Care and Public Health directorates. Leading a team of 10, you will have the opportunity to make a real impact in ensuring the delivery of our Medium Term Financial Strategy.

Cheshire West and Chester Council is a place where everyone can Thrive – through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

The role

As our Senior Manager for Adults’ Finance, you will be responsible for overall financial management and business partnering support for a gross budget of £260m across the following service areas –

  • Adult Social Care Operations (incl. Better Care Fund)
  • In-house provider services (ASC)
  • Strategic Commissioning & Market Management (across Adults, Childrens & Public Health)
  • Public Health

The postholder will lead a team of staff with responsibility for providing a wide range of financial services, including the provision of specialist and strategic advice and information and support to key transformation programmes, using a business partnering approach. The role will involve working in close partnership with the Adult’s Services Leadership team, Senior Finance Officers, Health Partners and Members.

It is a hugely exciting time to take on responsibility for the financial management of the Adult Social Care & Public Health function, with a number of significant transformation programmes underway to deliver as part of our new 2024-28 MTFS.

The candidate

You will be a CCAB Qualified Accountant with extensive finance business partnering experience at a local authority or similar, with Adults’ Service experience being highly beneficial. We are looking for a passionate and resilient manager, who can build strong working relationships across finance, adults services and external partners in order to deliver results and ensure the financial sustainability of adults services. You should be a highly motivated individual with a can-do attitude, committed to achieving a high level of customer satisfaction and making a real and demonstrable difference to the Council’s business and residents.

In return you will be playing your part to make a difference to our colleague experience at a high performing Council. You will also receive 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising to 31 days annual leave plus bank holidays after 5 years’ service, the ability to work flexibly, and have access to a range of benefits in terms of reward, wellbeing, and development.

Location: Agile Worker – working from home with occasional travel to workspaces across the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Rachel Ridgway, Head of Health & Wellbeing Finance on

Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 3rd June 2024.

To find out more information about what it is like to work for Cheshire West and Chester Council including our rewards and benefits please see

No candidate will meet every single requirement - if your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment.  Please see the Equality Policy for more information.

Cheshire West and Chester Council have adopted a Local Living Wage for our employees which means that all employees will receive a minimum of £12 per hour for all contracted hours.

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