Director of Finance & Commercial Services

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
31 Oct 2018
01 Dec 2018
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Sheffield is one of the best places to live in the UK. It is uniquely positioned as the UK’s number one outdoor city with one third of its boundary taking in stunning landscapes from the National Peak District and is badged as the ‘city of makers’ with buoyant creative, digital and advanced manufacturing sectors. The city offers an abundance of talent with two world class universities, high performing schools and excellent connectivity through the regional airports and incoming HS2.

As a council, we are developing our approach to ensure we can continue to offer the best services to our communities – which means encouraging innovation and creativity as we tackle the issues we face and grasp the opportunities ahead.

This is an exceptional opportunity to lead our strategic budget and business planning process as well as encouraging commercial approaches and relationships both internal and external. The role also manages key services such as procurement, revenues and benefits, tax collection and internal audit. Reporting to the Executive Director for Resources (S151), the postholder will be at the heart of our development of a more business-like, commercially savvy and future focused organisation.

We’re not necessarily looking for a qualified accountant; rather, we are seeking someone with a strong understanding of finance and budgets within a large and complex organisation, commercial acumen, strong influencing skills, and the ability to work effectively in a political environment.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

This is a politically restricted post.

For more information, please click the 'apply' button below or contact our advising consultants Luke Judd (0113 205 6077) or Zoe Thompson (07841 088 022).

Closing date: 23 November 2018.