Head of Financial Management (Deputy s151 Officer)

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: Bristol

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 29/04/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £69,202 - £76,892 per annum*


*Salary will attract a market supplement of up to 15%

Bristol is one of the most vibrant and innovative cities in the UK with a clear long-term vision. We are rightly proud of the strong financial management which, whilst weathering the pandemic, has enabled us to remain resilient and continue our work delivering the vision for the city.

There is still more to do. We are working with partners to empower communities and individuals, improve economic and social equality, and create healthier and more resilient communities where life expectancy is not determined by wealth or background. The Council delivers a diverse range of services, and has ambitious capital and investment programmes for the city to support the people who live, visit, and work in Bristol.

To assist with this and deliver on key strategic objectives, Bristol is looking to strengthen its financial leadership team and is recruiting to two key senior posts: Head of Financial Management and Head of Strategic Finance Both posts report directly to the Finance Director.

The Head of Financial Management (Deputy S151)  will lead on effective Business Partnering and financial management facilities to all council services. The postholder will be the strategic client lead for financial partnerships and commissioned support  and  act as the council’s Deputy Section 151 Officer, championing excellent management of financial resources allowing the function and council to be innovative in how it serves the needs of its residents. The additional deputy S151 responsibilities will attract a market supplement of up to 15% for the right person.

To be suitable for this role you need to be a fully qualified, innovative finance professional with the proven experience of providing business partnering and strategic leadership within a complex organisation. Experience of developing strong relationships across a range of senior internal and external stakeholders is also essential.

For more information on the role and Bristol City Council as well as the recruitment process please refer to our candidate microsite – BristolCC – or contact Will Ryan on 07789 871864 or Jack Murphy on 07921 335 786 for a confidential conversation.

Bristol City Council goes that extra mile for its people; offering a working environment that is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. Bristol offers a hybrid working arrangement, with the expectation that the successful candidate will be in the office when there is a business need.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic, and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.

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