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Head of Financial Management and Strategy

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 15 £57,334 to £62,887 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 Hours per week
Closing Date
02 April 2023
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Head of Financial Management and Strategy


£57,334 to £62,887- Plus employers pension contribution of 22%, 34 days annual leave and much more! (see below)

We're accepting CVs for this position so it's easier than ever to apply!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Derbyshire County Council as our Head of Service to lead the Financial Management and Strategy Team

At Derbyshire County Council, we’re truly ambitious about building on our success to date and continuing our journey to becoming a more modern, effective and Enterprising Council.

You will lead and inspire our organisation to deliver on our Enterprising Council vision, supporting transformational change and our newly centralised business partnering finance operating model.

This role is an opportunity for you to really make a difference playing a key leadership role to transform and develop our financial services to help support the Council with its upcoming challenges, savings targets and service delivery.

Key Responsibilities;

  • Leading the Financial Management and Strategy function for the finance service to ensure effective accountancy and financial management services are delivered throughout the organisation, delivering financial based solutions and prioritisation to meet Council objectives.
  • Develop deliver and evaluate the Council’s financial management strategy in accordance with the Councils financial strategies e.g., Finance Strategy, Treasury Management Strategy and Budget Monitoring Policy.
  • Develop and lead on financial projects and change programmes that impact Council wide in order to meet strategic, operational and Council priorities.
  • Maintain and develop accurate financial management systems to support the delivery of effective and accurate financial services in accordance with the requirements of the Financial Management Code.

Experience & Qualifications required:

  • A CCAB qualification (or equivalent).
  • Significant experience of leadership and operating at a senior management level in a complex organisation.
  • Significant experience of organisational management and business partnering in a large complex finance organisation.
  • Experience of operating collaboratively in a senior management team, influencing strategy and service delivery.
  • Experience of managing and motivating staff to deliver strong performance.
  • Knowledge of governance and legislation and how they can be applied in a local government environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, advisory and negotiating skills and the ability to influence and persuade people of all levels.

What we offer you: 

  • 34 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Flexi time, allowing up to an additional 2 days of leave per month
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Flexible hybrid working
  • Access to council’s relocation scheme
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases
  • Access to a comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts at selected county leisure centres
  • and much more!

This role is contractually based in Matlock, Derbyshire, but as part of our Modern Ways of Working programme we are currently working on a hybrid basis.  There'll be an opportunity to discuss future working arrangements at interview.

We are accepting CV’s for this position so it’s easier than ever to apply! Please include a covering letter outlining the reasons for your interest and your skills, knowledge and experience, taking account of the requirements set out in the job and person profile.

Closing date 2nd April 2023

Provisional interview dates week commencing 17 April 2023

If you require any further information about this opportunity, please contact Paul Stone Assistant Director of Finance & ICT at paul.stone2@derbyshire.gov.uk

Due to this post having administrative privileges within the Council’s IT systems, and in order to comply with the Public Services Network requirements, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Basic criminal record check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.