Head of Finance (Childrens and Schools)

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 11/09/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £64,000 - £73,000 plus excellent benefits


As the county of opportunity, we want Hertfordshire to continue to be a county where people are able to live healthy, fulfilling lives in thriving, prosperous communities.

Aligned with this ambitious and rewarding vision, Council staff are working hard to respond positively and proactively to a wide range of operational and financial challenges. Drawing on a strong track record of high performance and ongoing transformation, they are looking at every part of their services to identify and implement innovative approaches to ensure quality services are delivered for all those who live in, work in or visit the county.

The Head of Finance (Childrens and Schools) is an integral part of the Children’s senior leadership teams, helping to develop solutions and further innovation to meet any challenges the Council may face. Hertfordshire has one of the leading Childrens Services departments across the country, and the Director of Childrens Services will be president of the Association of Directors of Childrens Services next year.

Key responsibilities will include;

  • Providing strategic advice and constructive challenge to Chief Officers and Service Boards on financial matters, ensuring that efficiency programmes are developed and delivered
  • Ensuring the provision of timely and business focussed financial advice to service board members and budget managers on service developments
  • Developing and delivering service and efficiency improvements to the finance offer to the organisation, and championing a culture of service improvement within the Business partner group
  • Leading and developing staff within the business partnering group to ensure they are a high performing best in class team

To be suitable, you must be an innovative qualified finance professional with a positive attitude and substantial experience of working in a lead financial role, alongside proven experience of service transformation and delivery of savings. The ability to influence and challenge is also essential.

To see the job description and for further information on Hertfordshire County Council please refer to https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/hcc-2019

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 020 3031 9635. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Hertscc@allenlane.co.uk by Monday 30th September. The cover letter should be no more then two pages and should say why you are interested in the role and why you believe you are suitable.

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