Chief Finance Officer

Calderdale Council

Halifax, West Yorkshire

  • Location

    Halifax, West Yorkshire

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    22 November 2021

  • Client

    Calderdale Council

Ref: GSe79823

Due to the retirement of the current long-standing postholder, we are seeking to recruit a Chief Finance Officer to build upon our sound financial management and develop a team to support Calderdale’s Vision 2024. You will also be the Council’s Section 151 Officer.

You will join a high performing, thriving Council, developing next practice in health and care integration and playing a lead role in West Yorkshire as part of Mayoral Combined Authority and Integrated Care System. You will become part of MJ’s Senior Leadership Team of the Year, joining a Council with strong Member and Officer working relationships founded upon a culture of mutual respect.

You will play a key part in helping Calderdale reset and deliver a stronger, more equitable recovery from the impact of the pandemic.  Our vision for Calderdale in 2024 is for a place where you can realise your potential whoever you are, whether your voice has been heard or unheard in the past. We aspire to be a place where talent and enterprise can thrive. A place defined by our innate kindness and resilience, able to recover from recent setbacks and are full of hope. This role is key to this vision, creating strong towns, reducing inequalities and tackling the climate emergency. 

You will work closely with the Leader, Chief Executive and the senior team to develop and implement our long-term financial strategy to meet our strategic objectives, whilst ensuring effective financial control, value for money and probity.  You will also be responsible for transformation, performance and risk, enabling you to play a core part in reshaping the Council to meet the challenges we now face.

Applications will be considered from fully qualified accountants, you will be a member of a recognised CCAB professional accountancy body, able to demonstrate relevant skills and experience for the post.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
22nd November 2021 at 9am

Longlist meeting
22nd November 2021

Assessment centre and interviews
3rd December - these will be virtual

Final interviews
14th December 2021 (these will be held face to face)

How to apply

To apply please visit: Calderdale Jobs

Your application must include:

• Contact details for two referees (one of these must be your current employer)
• A personal statement that details how you meet the essential/desirable criteria for the post
• Your full employment history

Closing Date: Wednesday, 17th November 2021

Should you experience any difficulty while visiting this webpage please contact the Recruitment team.



Nick Cole: 07867 451 183
Philip Emms: 07590 225 472
Tim Hills: 0113 205 6085