Interim Head of Finance for Adult Social Care


South West

Ref: GSi59119

Interim Head of Finance - Adults & Public Health

A South West Council are looking to appoint an interim Head of Finance Adults & Public Health for a 6 month period. 

Role Purpose;

To be the sole technical specialist for the council in an area of specialism or managing a large, complex and contentious project which affects the whole council. The complex work stream may include working with external partners or managing contracts which have significant impact across the council. The role will have wide ranging impact across external partners and commissioned services.

Job Purpose;

  • Act as one of the leaders for accountancy providing strong inspirational leadership through the setting and delivery of the strategic vision and direction of the team. Driving continual improvement and value for money in performance, and application of policies and financial controls.
  • Providing strategic financial advice to the corporate director and director of finance in their short, medium and longer term decision shaping and making processes, making a significant contribution to corporate and service strategies as well as establishing standards and procedures.
  • Interpretation of highly complex and critical financial information, to provide key support for the corporate director and to advise the chief financial officer, in order to plan out and make changes to service provision/generate savings; and inform financial comments in decision making reports under the scheme of delegation.
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
Helen Marshall: 0121 644 5711