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Head of Financial Consultancy to Schools and Academies

North Yorkshire County Council
North Yorkshire
£50,183 to £58,380
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Finance, Policy, Procurement, Education, Schools
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

The FMS Team provides highly regarded financial support services to schools and academies offering a unique blend of professional financial services together with an expert knowledge of school and academy financial and business management. We aim to develop and expand our service offer in the changing education market within North Yorkshire and the North of England. The Team operates as part of North Yorkshire Education Services.

Working closely with the Assistant Director, Strategic Resources, you will provide leadership to the team to continue to deliver an excellent service to our existing customers. You will provide drive, commercial direction and innovative thinking to develop new financial support products for the academy sector. In addition, we are delighted to be one of only two suppliers in the country to be appointed by the DfE to supply School Resource Management Advisers (SRMAs) which will offer a rewarding and challenging opportunity to support schools and trusts to identify opportunities for savings and efficiencies, and helping them to strengthen financial governance and oversight.

The role is expected to operate on a hybrid basis with opportunities to work from our recently refurbished headquarter officer in Nothallerton bit also through home working. The role will also give access to the Local Government pension Scheme, generous holiday entitlement and access to NYCC employee’s Everyone Benefits Scheme. This post is offered as a full time role but consideration will be given to any applicants seeking a part time position or term time working.

This role offers the opportunity to lead a well-respected, dedicated and professional team that sits within a broad “finance family” that serves a number of public sector clients and companies. You will be a confident leader with excellent financial credentials with the drive and tenacity to move the business forward. You will be equally comfortable working with senior leaders in the Council and in Multi-Academy Trusts as well as Governors, Headteachers and School Business Managers.

Benefits for Working for us

We can offer you a range of employee benefits including a competitive salary, generous leave entitlement, flexible working hours, a government pension scheme as well as a variety of retail discounts.  We are also committed to developing our staff through on the job experience and professional training opportunities.

 As a council, we benefit from access to modern technology which has enabled us to work from home pre, during and post the Covid-19 pandemic. These opportunities are no exception and successful candidates will be fully enabled to; work from home, their office base with the opportunity to work across the region and beyond.

Contact and apply

Informal enquires about this post can be made to Howard Emmett on 01609 532118

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment and the contact details of at least two referees including your current / most recent employer indicating whether you consent to us contacting each referee prior to interview.

Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role.

Key dates:

Closing date: 22nd May

Interview date: week commencing 30th May

Whilst you are applying for a vacancy with an individual district, Borough or the County Council, if successful, you will become an employee of this council only up to March 2023. From April 2023 your employment contract will migrate to a newly formed unitary Council. Whilst the change to form one organisation can bring the feeling of uncertainty, the vast majority of staff will be unaffected.


The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The County Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

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0845 872 7374
County Hall
North Yorkshire
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