Director, Finance, Procurement & Performance

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Manchester preferred, Cardiff will also be considered with frequent travel

  • Location

    Manchester preferred, Cardiff will also be considered with frequent travel

  • Job type

    Permanent

  • Sector

    Regulation

  • Salary

    In the region of £80,000 PA

  • Job ref

    GSe62883

  • Expiry date

    14 March 2020

  • Client

    Equality and Human Rights Commission

Ref: GSe62883

Our job at the Equality and Human Rights Commission is to protect and promote equality and human rights in Britain, and to stand up for freedom, compassion and justice in changing times. We do this by safeguarding and enforcing the laws that protect people’s rights to fairness, dignity and respect. We have unique powers to challenge discrimination and protect human rights and are ready to take action against those who abuse the rights of others.

We are now looking for someone exceptional to lead our Finance, Procurement and Performance teams; who shares our values of fairness, dignity and respect and can work with us to ensure our ambitious vision becomes a reality. A bold and inspiring leader, you will be able to drive delivery in a challenging financial environment, ensuring that we deliver within budget and on time. Part of our Executive Leadership Team, you will oversee our approach to finance, procurement, corporate performance reporting and risk management, whilst using your expertise to influence our corporate decision making.

We less concerned about where you are now than with where you can take us. You will be a CCAB or CIMA qualified accountant, with considerable post-qualification experience of financial management, preferably within a public sector setting or within a dynamic environment of comparable scale and complexity. You will have proven experience of implementing transformation programmes across multiple functional areas and will have a deep knowledge of best practice in finance and procurement and its critical role in driving corporate performance.

As a senior leader, you will need outstanding people management skills and proven experience of motivating, inspiring and empowering large, multi-functional teams, whilst creating an inclusive environment of continuous improvement. Politically astute, you will be a sophisticated communicator with the capacity to influence and work collaboratively with stakeholders at all levels, within and outside the Commission.

In return we offer the opportunity to play a key role in shaping our future when our work matters more than ever.  

The Commission is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to make it more representative of society. Applications are therefore welcomed from as diverse a range of applicants as possible, however for this role we specifically encourage applications from disabled candidates and/or from black and ethnic minority groups. This is to ensure we are taking positive action in order to achieve our legitimate aim of a balanced representation in our workforce at this grade.

Timetable
Closing date5pm Friday 13th March 2020
Longlist Meetingw/c Monday 23rd March 2020
Preliminary Interviewsw/c Monday 30th March 2020
Shortlist MeetingEnd w/c 6th April 2020
Final Panelw/c Monday 20th April 2020
How to Apply

Applications should be received by the closing date/time which is 5pm Friday 13th March.

Late applications will not be accepted. 

Applications should include:

  • A curriculum vitae (CV);
  • A supporting statement of no more than 3 pages providing detailed examples of achievements to demonstrate how you can address the essential skills outlined in the role profile above
  • The details of two professional referees who can comment on your ability to undertake the role. Please note: we will not make contact with your referees without your prior express permission
  • You will also be asked to complete the diversity monitoring form, which is not mandatory.

If applying under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS), please complete the form on the GS website and upload this with your application. Please see the Guaranteed Interview Scheme section below for more information.

If you are unable to make an electronic application and would like to make an application in a different way, for example, in hard copy, or if you have any questions about the application process, please email emma.clark@gatenbysanderson.com   

Alternative accessible versions of this pack will be available on upon request.

The Commission is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to make it more representative of society. Applications are therefore welcomed from as diverse a range of applicants as possible, however for this role we specifically encourage applications from disabled candidates and/or from black and ethnic minority groups. This is to ensure we are taking positive action in order to achieve our legitimate aim of a balanced representation in our workforce at this grade.

Associated documents
  1. GIS Scheme 2020.docx
Contact details
Padraig O'Hara: 0113 205 6098