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Head of Finance and Deputy S151 Officer

Oadby and Wigston, hybrid, permanent

Job description, key responsibilities and experience

Salary: up to £73,709.
Closing date for applications: Friday 29 August 2022.

Oadby and Wigston is a borough that is continuing to thrive, developing our communities and economy, enabling and shaping growth and delivering services of the highest standard to our customers. We are an ambitious council and we pride ourselves on delivering excellent services.

After recently restructuring and bolstering resources within our finance team, we are now looking for a forward-thinking and dynamic finance professional to lead our finance, revenues and benefits services. You will manage the day-to-day operation of the team, ensuring accurate and timely professional financial support across the organisation, including enhancing an effective financial management culture and efficient revenues and benefits services to residents and businesses.

You will also support the strategic director and section 151 officer on all aspects of finance and financial strategy. As the head of finance, you’ll act as deputy s151 officer and have responsibility for the full range of organisational, finance-related activities.

The council is an agile working employer and expect the role to be based on-site in our offices on average one day a week and for in-person committee meetings, subject to negotiation with management.

Oadby and Wigston is a great place to live, work and visit, and our council is a great organisation to work for. We empower our employees to be creative in how we deliver our services, and this delivers fantastic outcomes for residents, businesses, partners and visitors alike.

Preliminary interview: Tuesday 6 September 2022.
Final panel interview: Thursday 8 September 2022.

How to apply

If this opportunity excites you, and you have the qualities to fulfil this role and lead the organisation in delivering our vision for finance, get in touch with Adam Jacques.