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Assistant Director for Finance (Deputy S151)

Tameside MBC, Ashton-under-Lyne (hybrid-working)
Closing date
27 Jul 2024

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Local government, Local council
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Assistant Director for Finance (Deputy S151)

About Us

Now is a great time to look at joining Tameside.

Nestled between Manchester City Centre and the Peak District, we are driving regeneration across our borough.

We are now seeking a finance professional to lead our financial management teams and continue driving value for money for our residents and businesses, and to build on the improvements and transformation that have been delivered and achieved over the last 2 years.

Your innovation and drive will help us to continue improving and evolving; and our opportunities and support will enable you to make a difference and leave a positive, lasting legacy.  

The Role

Reporting to the Director of Resources, you will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Council’s financial strategy, fundamentally ensuring sustainability over the medium term.

You’ll be tasked with ensuring high quality financial management, administration and stewardship throughout the Council.

This will entail:

• Deputising for the S151

• Delivering a balanced MTFS, and reviewing services to identify where savings can be delivered over the next 5 years

• Implementing a SaaS ledger system

• Leveraging the Council’s investment in training and development to develop a high-performing team

And in addition, you will lead our Procurement services, where there is an opportunity to review our £¼bn pa spend on services.

About You

This exciting role calls for a local government finance professional (CIPFA, CCAB or CIMA) who is ready for the next challenge in their career, or an experienced finance leader who is seeking their first role in local government.

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please contact our consultants and/or apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your candidacy and consider your application.

Travel and workplace requirements

This role includes hybrid working, with an average requirement of two days in the office per week.

For more information and to apply

For more information about this opportunity, or a confidential discussion about your suitability, and to apply, please get in touch with our retained partners at Penna:

• Andrew Tromans – email or call 07805 226301

• Priyesh Bhadressa – email or call 07548 108176

Closing date: 28th July 2024


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