Executive Director of Finance and Resources


Basingstoke and Deane is growing. Fast. New homes, new businesses and new investment opportunities are contributing to the continued success of our borough and confirming our position as one of the South East’s major growth areas. As our Executive Director of Finance and Resources, you will provide outstanding leadership that helps secure this growth, while catalysing new opportunity and ensuring the council’s financial stability.

We are building a future of economic prosperity and growth and are using our significant resources, property and land holdings to invest in key infrastructure, housing and commercial opportunities to further improve the borough for the benefit of our residents. This post brings together our finance, resources and property services into one directorate. You will use your leadership and expertise to harness your services in the best way to drive innovation and foster growth, while championing a culture across the council that prioritises efficiency and value for money.

In this role you will enjoy significant profile, locally, regionally and nationally, with politicians, partners and investors. We are recognised as a can do authority, pro-actively and successfully delivering our ambitious growth agenda. You will have a unique opportunity to build relationships and networks, as well as playing a leading role in the development of corporate strategy and policy.

To succeed you will be a professionally qualified financial leader (CCAB, CIMA) with a track record of success in leading financial and resource services in local government. You will bring a commercial, can do approach and a commitment to innovation. Politically astute, you will be able to build relationships at all levels in the organisation and demonstrate the relationship management skills to build partnerships and work as an effective, equal partner with the private sector.

For further information please contact Mark Bearn, Business Director, HAYS Executive, on 0207 259 8743 or 07872 672290. 

To apply please visit www.hays.co.uk/jobs/basingstokeleadership 

The closing date for applications is Monday 15th October.