Director of Finance & Procurement
Wiltshire is a thriving county where we’re proud of our heritage and for having a strong community spirit. Looking ahead to the next decade, we plan to continue our success where we protect the vulnerable in our communities, grow the Wiltshire economy and encourage people in communities to support each other and take responsibility for what matters to them.
Our ambitious business plan is in place and we’re looking for a strategic financial leader to bring our vision to life within a highly challenging financial environment.
About the role
This role is a key member of the corporate leadership team which also includes the 3 corporate directors, the monitoring officer and head of paid service, and will be working closely with elected members. The corporate leadership team is supported by the extended leadership team. Leading on the strategic development of our finance, procurement and pension functions, the role will focus on embedding sound financial management strategies across the council and developing a new operating model to drive a commercial and innovative approach to the way we work. As a strong leader, you will take responsibility for building and developing high performing teams within your service areas and ensuring managers across the council are equipped to manage their budgets effectively.
With your significant financial expertise and an understanding of the procurement and pensions functions, you will drive our approach to improve our systems and procedures as well as our partnership and stakeholder networks. Right now, you’ll be in a similar role but looking to take the next step in a geographically complex unitary environment and make a difference in a dynamic organisation that can offer variety and challenge for the future. You’ll also be a strong leader who shares our values and commitment and will hit the ground running in a culture that is open, collaborative and supportive.
This is a place where you’ll get to challenge the status quo and drive new ways to improve service delivery and enable us to deliver high quality, cost effective services to the people of Wiltshire.
If you would like a confidential discussion with our retained Penna consultants please ring Anthony Hopkin on 07500042272 or Philippa Watkins on 07710 098510.
Closing date: Thursday 4th October 2018 09.00am