Castle Point Borough Council is located in South Essex at the heart of the Thames Gateway
South Essex, between Basildon and Southend.
We are seeking to recruit a confident, highly motivated Finance professional to fulfil the role
of Deputy s151 Officer and to manage the Financial Services Team.
The duties of this post include taking a leading role in financial planning, monitoring and
reporting and provision of financial support and advice across the organisation.
The post-holder will work closely with the Section 151 Officer and will lead the team through
a full budget-setting process and work towards delivering ambitious and critical savings
targets across the Council. You will need to hold a CCAB qualification and have at least
three years post qualification experience, working at a senior level within local government.
In addition, the ideal applicant will possess:
- An understanding of accounting principles including budget monitoring, estimating
- Excellent management skills;
- The ability to research and present complex regulatory and operational issues;
- The ability to prioritise workload, project manage and maintain professional
standards under pressure;
- The ability to negotiate effectively at all levels;
- Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Word;
- The ability to demonstrate high attention to detail and accuracy.
Attendance at evening committee meetings will also be a requirement.
If you meet the above criteria and think you would make an enthusiastic addition to our
management team, an application would be welcomed from you.
For an informal discussion or to find out more about the role please contact Chris Mills,
Strategic Director (Resources) at email@example.com.
Further details, including job description, person specification and application form can be
found online via the link below, alternatively please contact Human Resources on 01268
882294 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack. CVs alone will not be accepted.
Closing date for applications is 4 pm on Friday 11 th October 2019
This council is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and we
expect our employees to share this commitment.
Castle Point Borough Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer.