Executive Director of Corporate Services



Ref: GSi60855

We are looking to appoint an Interim Executive Director to oversee the corporate services of an independent statutory body.  The post-holder will sit on the board and lead the organisation's engagement with the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.  The candidate must be a credible, cross-functional leader, with direct reports including Director of Finance and Director of People and Infrastucture.  Excellent stakeholder engagement skills will be required for this position.

Preference will be given to candidates with a financial background, particularly those familiar with financial year-end operations in a public sector organisation and experienced in dealing with the National Audit Office.  Financial qualifications are highly desirable, along with experience of strategic and operational financial function.  Former Finance Directors who have gone on to cover a broader scope of leadership are encouraged to apply.  Experience in communications, stakeholder management, regulatory and legal spaces would also be beneficial.

The role will commence in January 2020, and will cover the recruitment process for the substantive position (likely to be 3-6 months).  The role will be based in London, but arrangements could be made for the successful candidate to work from the Manchester office, and the organisation supports flexible working practices.  A basic DBS check will be required.

This role will be remunerated at ~£900-1000 per day, inside IR35.  If this role is of interest to you, please get in touch for further information.  Applications must be received by midday on Friday 29th November.

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
Justine Fisher: 020 7426 3974