Chief Finance Officer

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Emergency Response, Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £85,000 - £90,000 (depending on experience)

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    11 February 2020

  • Client

    South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Ref: GSe62257

The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is looking for an appropriately experienced person to take up the position of Chief Finance Officer. 

You will play a key role for the PCC in fulfilling the statutory Section 151 officer duties and being the professional lead officer to the PCC on all financial matters.  The PCC will look to you to provide strategic advice on the use of available resources (currently circa £260 million) to deliver policing and crime services across South Yorkshire, and to report on wider financial management activities including budget setting, budget monitoring, financial accounting and commissioning of services.  

You will develop the PCC’s medium term financial strategy, ensuring value for money in the use of public funds and demonstrating financial propriety.  You will be a key member of the Office of the PCC’s Senior Leadership Team, working closely with the Chief Executive to deliver the Police and Crime Plan and support the PCC in discharging all his statutory responsibilities.     

You will also have responsibility for developing the overall approach to commissioning services, especially for victims, and the financial aspects of the work of the Violence Reduction Unit as it evolves.

You will need to demonstrate a strong commitment to serving the public, the ability to offer appropriate challenge and strategic advice, together with a collaborative, accessible and open style of working. You must be a member of a CCAB professional body, preferably CIPFA, and have experience of working at a senior level in public sector finance, and ideally of working with elected officials.

Closing date7th February 2020
Interviews24th February 2020
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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Contact details
Luke Judd: 0113 205 6077

Stephanie Crossland: 0113 268 0704