Assistant Director (Deputy Section S151 Officer)
Two year fixed term contract with the possibility of permanency / secondment opportunity
Salary £52,122 per annum (with the potential to earn up to £54,264)
Here at Wellingborough, we are about to go through considerable change. Our finances are on a sound footing in the short term but the longer term presents some challenges. The future of local government in Northamptonshire is also being reviewed and, whatever the outcome, this council needs to prepare for the future.
We are a forward-thinking authority, which is why we are looking for someone to come in and bring innovative solutions to the challenges we face. It is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career, and have a positive impact during a challenging time for local government.
You will lead the Finance team and support the Director of Resources in looking for ways to create better returns and efficiencies. Part of the Senior Management Team, you will share your knowledge and influence the leadership of the organisation. In addition, you will also have responsibility for strategic projects and programmes, including contributing to the delivery of the Council’s wider objectives.
To join us and develop your career at this exciting time, you will hold a suitable accountancy qualification; have a proven track record as a deputy S151, or S151, officer in local government. You will think strategically and look at ways to improve services and innovate, whilst helping to keep a very firm hand on our finances, taking account of the fact that uncertainty and challenging times will face us both generally and financially in the future.
In return we offer a range of work life balance benefits (including flexible working arrangements), pension scheme, professional development opportunities, town centre location and free car parking.
To be considered for this position, please refer to the documents below in addition to the application guidance:
Closing date: 12.00 noon on 21 September 2018
We are an equal opportunity employer