Director of Finance

Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
circa £113,500 p.a
12 Feb 2019
11 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Director of Finance

Permanent, full time

Salary circa £113,500 p.a

The Role

North Somerset Council is a top performing unitary authority with a reputation for innovation and efficiency and we are well advanced with our plans to achieve a long-term sustainable financial position for the authority.

As Director of Finance you will be a key member of the Corporate Management Team, shaping policy and the delivery of services. You will be the council’s Section 151 Officer and lead on the council’s commercial strategy, appraising and advising on commercial opportunities and the development of the council’s overall medium term financial plan. You will also ensure resources are available to deliver the council’s corporate plan as well as helping to drive forward work to further improve the efficiency of the organisation.

To be successful you will have experience of working at a senior level and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Section 151 role and the main issues facing a unitary authority. You will be proactive in managing change and risk and be focused on outcomes.

You will be confident at resolving complex issues and managing challenging workloads. You will bring high level relationship management skills and a real commitment and motivation for the opportunities and challenges ahead.

If you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact Jo Walker, Chief Executive, on 01934 634 972 ( or Paul Morris, Head of Performance Improvement and HR on 01934 634 969 (

For more information and to apply, visit

Closing date: 9am Monday 11 March 2019

Interview dates: Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 April 2019