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Director & S151 Officer

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
Oadby, Leicester
£81,751 - £86,557
Closing date
22 Aug 2021

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Finance
Job role
Director, Officer
Contract Type
Full time
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At Oadby & Wigston our ethos is to continuously evolve, learn and improve so that we can deliver exceptional services and make great things happen.

We are now building on the immediate support provided to our residents and businesses during the COVID response and moving forward to focus on the Borough’s recovery and the longer-term impacts of the pandemic. Our ambitions are to make the Borough an even better place to live, work, run a business and visit.

We are looking for a Director with S151 responsibilities to join us at this key point in our journey. The role provides variety and breadth and is an ideal opportunity to influence the strategy and delivery of a range of services. It requires senior management experience, including in finance, and excellent strategic leadership and management skills.

As S151 Officer, a relevant accountancy qualification is needed. The role will draw on experience and skills in delivering transformation to improve services and/or enable economic development and regeneration. These outcomes will also require the ability to collaborate and forge strong relationships with colleagues, politicians, and partners. The Council is moving to mainly remote/flexible working and the role would be carried out on this basis.

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The salary is subject to a pending national pay award. For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Anne Court, Chief Executive at or Sam Maher, Director of HR at East Midlands Councils at To apply for this position, please email your CV and a supporting statement to

Closing date for applications is 22nd August 2021 with the assessment day on 15th September and interviews during w/c 20th September 2021

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