DG, Chief Financial Officer

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Salary circa £140K

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    08 December 2019

  • Client

    Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Ref: GSe60660

The Chief Financial Officer will sit on the Finance Leadership Group within the wider Government Finance Function. The Government Finance Function works across government to make sure public money is spent efficiently and effectively, putting finance at the head of decision-making, protecting, driving and adding value.

MHCLG has made significant progress over recent years in developing greater cohesion and confidence in its work, and has seen this reflected in improved staff engagement.  Our priority continues to be to build and strengthen the capabilities and ways of working we need to deliver for Ministers and for local communities.   This will be even more important as we reshape and further improve the Department during this and the next Spending Review period.  As a member of the Department’s Executive Team, the Chief Financial Officer will be a key leader of change for the Department as a whole, as well in their own area. They will have overall responsibility for the Department’s operations, focus on the effective running of the Department and provide assurance across the Department and its Arm’s Length Bodies.

This is an exciting and influential Board level role at the heart of central government. We are looking for people who want to make positive change happen, If you think this could be you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing DateMonday 9th December 2019
Long listingw/c 9th or 16th December 2019
Short listingw/c 6th or 13th January 2020
Assessmentsw/c 20th and/or 27th January 2020
Final Panel Interviewsw/c 27th January and/or 3rd February 2020

To apply for this post please submit the following documentation to GatenbySanderson via https://www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe60660 by no later than 12:00pm (midday) on Monday 9th December 2019.

  • A CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • A statement of suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role. Please pay specific attention to addressing the essential criteria as detailed in this candidate pack.
  • Confirmation of your Right to Work in the UK.
  • Your current remuneration package and salary expectations.
  • Existing Civil Servants should confirm their current substantive grade and probation status (for recent joiners).
  • Details of two referees together with a brief statement of the capacity in which, and the length of time for which, they have known you (referees will not be contacted before final interviews without your express permission). The successful candidate will be subject to final references before an appointment can be formally offered.
  • In line with Civil Service Commission policy, it is mandatory for all candidates to submit the Diversity Monitoring Form in order for their application to be progressed. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way.
  • If applying under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS), please complete the separate GIS form.

For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact GatenbySanderson: Duncan Ewart on 0113 205 6092, Mark Turner on 020 7426 3983 or Julie Myers on 07595 779915.