Head of Finance Job at Bradford Metropolitan District Council – Bradford
Grade O, Salary £63,058 salary per annum (pay award pending)
Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)
Permanent /Full time (37 hours pw)
Closing date – 30 October 2021
We are seeking to appoint an experienced and inspiring Head of Finance to take a leading role in developing our financial strategy and managing our £500m pa budget, working with the Mayor and the senior team to ensure our spending delivers the best outcomes in West Yorkshire.
It is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority, following the successful £1.8bn devolution deal which will enable us to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and help deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.
Reporting into the Director, Corporate and Commercial Services, and as Deputy s73 Officer, you will provide the financial leadership to develop and deliver the medium term financial strategy. You will lead the finance team in maximising financial resources, take a strategic approach to the management of budgets and ensure appropriate scrutiny of financial performance and forecasts, covering all Combined Authority budgets and supporting the Mayor and Deputy Mayor Policing and Crime with their commissioning of the annual policing budget of c£500m.
You will have the following key skills, attributes and experience but not be limited to:
- Extensive experience of successfully managing large scale and complex budgets in the public sector.
- Proven organisational and strategic leadership skills.
- Experience of advising and supporting a range of stakeholders including Members, government and partner organisations.
- Well developed accounting and financial skills, supported by membership of a CCAB / CIMA qualified body
Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:
- 28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays
- Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme
- Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card (Currently under review)
- Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.
Applicants are advised that the Combined Authority is currently in consultation with employees and Trade Unions to review the Terms and Conditions of Employment and Staff Benefits. The detail of the proposals for change, will be discussed with the successful candidate at the point of offer.
To apply for this role, upload your CV and covering letter on our website, please visit https://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/a-career-with-us / by 11:55pm on 30 October 2021 2021.
For further information about the role, please contact Sarah Milne at [email protected]
The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.
Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.
We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.
Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.
Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, which is the salary stated above, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.
Applicants are advised that the Combined Authority is currently in consultation with employees and Trade Unions to review the Terms and Conditions of Employment and Staff Benefits.
The detail of the proposals for change, will be discussed with the successful candidate at the point of offer
Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to every applicant, therefore if you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.
Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.
About the Company
Company: Bradford Metropolitan District Council –
Company Location: Bradford