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Head of Financial Services and Commercialisation

Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council
Basingstoke, Hampshire
£72,345 - £78,771 plus £3,720 car allowance
Closing date
10 Oct 2021

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Finance, Regeneration and Local Economies, Business
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

In a challenging financial climate, we're leading sustainable post-COVID financial and economic recovery for our borough and we have an exciting opportunity for you to join us.

Basingstoke and Deane is a borough with a great story to tell. Home to one of the most dynamic economies in the UK, the borough continues to be a great destination for businesses. Basingstoke itself is a fast paced, vibrant and modern town surrounded by pretty villages and set in the stunning Hampshire countryside. The borough’s 245 square miles offers a real blend of rural and urban living, only 45 minutes from London Waterloo and bordering Surrey and the Thames Valley.

As a council we have invested well over the long-term, and are financially resilient despite the impacts of the pandemic. This means that we have the resources to make things happen and to drive an exciting £4 billion development programme, whose yields will underpin the economy and fund public services.

We need someone who isn't just good at financial management but also has real entrepreneurial flair to get the very best value from our high performing services and considerable assets ensuring we keep our customers at the heart of what we do.

You will lead our Financial and Commercialisation team providing direction and support for the accountancy function including corporate planning, exchequer and benefits services, as well as developing the commercialisation agenda for the authority. You will engineer strategies for each area and ensure outstanding service provision. However, this role isn't just about expert management. You will have the opportunity to shape the future vision of the financial services and commercialisation team promoting innovation, efficiency and customer focus, developing skills: improving systems; and encouraging flexible working and performance management to transform our culture.

Working directly with the Executive Director of Corporate Services (S151 officer), you’ll develop the Medium Term Financial Strategy encouraging innovation, commercialisation and creativity as well as our approach to Treasury Management, Capital, Budgeting Setting and many other critical areas. You’ll also give expert advice to senior managers and Members and collaborate with partners.

To take us forward, you need to be a bold and creative finance professional, with a relevant qualification (or equivalent). Full of enthusiasm as well as talent, you’ll be a member of CIPFA (or a similar body) with experience of leading teams in financial management and strategy development and be able to drive the commercialisation programme. You’ll be used to providing advice and support across a large and complex public sector organisation building relationships with stakeholders at all levels. Good with people and great with teams, you’ll open the door to possibilities.

To discuss this unique opportunity further please contact Sue Cuerden, Executive Director of Corporate Services (Section 151 Officer) on 01256 845513, or please click apply below


The surrounding countryside consists of picturesque villages, rolling hills, woodland and forest. Community woodlands, cycle paths and the Rivers Loddon and Test offer residents and visitors alike many opportunities to explore the natural beauty of Hampshire.

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01256 844844
Civic Offices
London Road
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