Chief Information Officer



  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Education, Regulation

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Competitive salary

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    19 November 2018

  • Client


Ref: GSe48155

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is the world’s only professional accountancy body to specialise in public services, and our portfolio of qualifications is the foundation for a career in public finance.

Our members work across public services in national audit agencies, major accountancy firms, and other organisations and companies around the world where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed. 

Globally, CIPFA leads the way in public finance. We support best practice in the management of public sector resources and use our values and expertise to help UK and international public financial managers as they grapple with sovereign debt issues and austerity programmes and the range of responses these require.

We’re looking for a well-rounded business focused IT professional and leader who is enthusiastic, dynamic and resilient; one who is looking to make a real difference to the dissemination of information and resources around public financial management across the UK and around the world.

You need to be credible, with a clear and strong vision for CIPFA’s business strategy and the role that IT must play in its achievement. You must have the capability and resilience to find a way; and be able to implement that strategy whilst being flexible to the changing demands of market with its emerging issues and varying priorities of demand.

We also want a strong leader who can set the direction and pace for your team, and represent IT at all levels of the organisation – from CIPFA’s Council and Board through to our key accounts and with colleagues across the organisation. A leader who is also an effective coach and mentor to a diverse team of talent and experience.

The CIO is expected to be based in London but will be expected to travel regularly to CIPFA’s other offices in the UK

Interested? And up for a challenge to really shape the future of public finance, then we’d love to hear from you.

Closing DateMonday 19 November 2018
Longlist MeetingThursday 22 November 2018
Preliminary interviews with GSw/c 26 November 2018
Shortlist MeetingThursday 6 December 2018
Final Panel InterviewsWednesday 12 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.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Adrian Barlow: 07393 011150

Joanne Pountney: 07384 810 743