Director of Finance and Commercial Services

Sheffield City Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    circa £90,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    24 November 2018

  • Client

    Sheffield City Council

Ref: GSe47515

Sheffield is one of the best places to live in the UK. It is uniquely positioned as the UK’s number one outdoor city with one third of its boundary taking in stunning landscapes from the National Peak District and is badged as the city of makers’ with buoyant creative, digital and advanced manufacturing sectors. The city offers an abundance of talent with two world class universities, high performing schools and excellent connectivity through the regional airports and incoming HS2. 

As a council, we are developing our approach to ensure we can continue to offer the best services to our communities – which means encouraging innovation and creativity as we tackle the issues we face and grasp the opportunities ahead.This is an exceptional opportunity to lead our strategic budget and business planning process as well as encouraging commercial approaches and relationships both internal and external. The role also manages key services such as procurement, revenues and benefits, tax collection and internal audit. Reporting to the Executive Director for Resources (S151), the postholder will be at the heart of our development of a more business-like, commercially savvy and future focused organisation.

We’re not necessarily looking for a qualified accountant; rather, we are seeking someone with a strong understanding of finance and budgets within a large and complex organisation, commercial acumen, strong influencing skills, and the ability to work effectively in a political environment. 

Closing date23rd November 2018
Longlist meeting28th November 2018
Assessment centre5th December 2018
Final interviews10th December 2018
How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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