Head of Finance (Adults, Public Health & Housing)

Rotherham, South Yorkshire
£62,697 - £67,085
17 Jan 2019
10 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Head of Finance (Adults, Public Health & Housing)

Ref: RMBC/19/00007

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Finance & Customer Services

Financial Services

Based at:  Riverside House

Salary details: £62,697 - £67,085

Job details: 37 Hours, Full Time, Permanent

Rotherham Council has made rapid and significant progress on its improvement journey and it is an exciting time to join Rotherham. Do you share our commitment to making a difference? Are you an ambitious leader who can help us progress on this journey?

We have recently reviewed and reorganised the Finance service to ensure that it has the capacity and leadership required to deliver the excellent service that is needed and expected in order to achieve the Council’s future ambitions. This is a great opportunity to work at the heart of the organisation, making a real difference and playing a crucial role shaping the future of the Council.

A member of the Financial Services Management Team (see attached structure chart), the post holder will lead the finance team providing high level finance business partnering advice and support to the Leadership Team and Service Managers within the Directorate for Adults, Public Health and Housing. 

The post holder will also be a member of the Directorate’s Leadership Team and will be responsible for delivery of a work programme jointly set by the Strategic Director - Adults, Public Health & Housing and the Strategic Director - Finance and Customer Services. The post holder reports to the Assistant Director – Financial Services (Deputy S151 Officer).

If you are an ambitious CCAB qualified accountant with excellent management and leadership qualities, looking for a career enhancing opportunity to make a genuine difference, then we would love to hear from you.     

Please view the Job/Person profile for a full description of the role and person specification.

Informal discussions with prospective candidates are welcomed. To find out more about the role and the vision for Rotherham’s financial services of the future, please contact Judith Badger, Strategic Director – Finance & Customer Services, (01709 822046); or Graham Saxton, Assistant Director – Financial Services (01709 822034).

Applications from Women, people from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities and Disabled People are welcomed as under-representation currently exists at this level within the organisation. Section 159 of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

This post is classed as 'politically restricted' under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended). The full details of the restrictions are set out in the Statutory Instrument, but broadly the restrictions prohibit candidature from public elected office; holding office in a political party; as well as involvement in political activities such as canvassing or public speaking/writing.

In order to support the Council’s requirement to save a further £41 million from its budget, by collective agreement, from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2020 there is a temporary 1.15% pay reduction from the advertised substantive salary quoted, which will be spread out by means of a weekly/monthly deduction (dependent on pay frequency) from each pay period over the full financial year. In recognition of implementing this temporary measure three additional day’s leave (pro rata for part time workers and new starters in year) will be granted.

This post will have access to the Public Services Network, if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at the Basic level (unspent criminal convictions).

Closing date: 10th February 2019

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