Deputy S151

Havant/Petersfield; salary c£70,000

Fulfil your potential

Here at East Hampshire and Havant Councils, we are forward-thinking, innovative and champions of fresh ideas. We have many exciting challenges requiring people in our team who can really drive our thinking and our delivery. Our mixed economy of entities across the two organisations delivers excellence through companies, partnerships, JVs, in-house and contracts. You will play a key role in these innovative entities and  in developing further our commercial acumen and our approach to strong financial management. We are looking for a talented, commercially astute  deputy 151 with strong technical skills with the same attitude, ambitions and vision as us.

If you join our dynamic team, you will be ensuring that our finances continue to be properly managed and further progress our agenda, you will take a strong role in the budget setting, management and reporting of forecasts through our outsourced team and reporting through cabinet, council and audit and scrutiny committees. You will also be supporting the s151 to develop council strategies and deliver against our medium-term financial challenges. As a CCAB-qualified accountant you will be able to demonstrate a strong track record in and understanding of local government finance. While you will have great attention to detail, you will also be able to see the bigger picture and ensure the finance function delivers the strategic aims of the councils. 

You will be joining two forward-thinking councils that are always looking at new ways of operating and progressing innovative models of delivery for better results. The culture is friendly and supportive. There is a real energy about the place and direction for the future.

To find out more about the existing opportunity please visit: or for an informal discussion call our advising consultants at Penna, Anthony Hopkin on T: 07500 042272 or Philippa Watkins on T: 0203 849 2703.

Closing date: 13 July 2018