Director of Resources

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
£115,002 per annum
04 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Aberdeen is a city with a unique heritage, which has become an exciting place to live, work and visit. Our drive and ambition has seen us develop into a globally recognised energy hub. Working together with the business community and our partners, we are focused on maximising the city’s present and future growth and productivity potential, thereby ensuring our existing reputation as an economic powerhouse.

In order to ensure the city council plays it’s part in supporting the city’s success, we have developed a bold vision for the council expressed through a new target operating model, which will change the way the council does its business.  A key part of the target operating model is the appointment of a new, collegiate, Corporate Management Team, focused on the functions of Customer, Commissioning, Delivery and Resource.

This new management team will be responsible for leading, directing and implementing the new target operating model from start-up through to business as usual. Critical elements of this new operating model are: demand management through a more deliberate focus on prevention and early intervention; empowerment of both our staff and our communities and becoming a technology led organisation.

Director of Resources

With overall responsibility for People Management, Financial Management, and the client management of our new Digital partner, the Director of Resources will also have overall responsibility for the development and delivery of the Council’s capital budget programme

In light of the council’s bond issuance, the Director will support the retention of the Council’s credit rating and manage investor relationships, ensuring the council continues to meet the requirements of the London Stock Exchange regulatory framework.

Our listing on the Stock Exchange demands that you will be commercially driven and have extensive experience of the financial disciplines of the market, including delivering services within the resources available to council. An accounting qualification is not essential but you must be able to demonstrate successful balance sheet management and as we transform our operating model an ability to drive the transformation of our workforce.  

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For a confidential discussion please call Kell Simm at our Recruitment Partner Penna, on 07702 565074

Closing Date: Friday 3 November 2017