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Finance Lead - Programme Management Office
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/483/26951
  • Published: Thu 01/09/2022, 14:19 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 26/09/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £41,127 - £45,519 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking

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Finance Lead - Programme Management Office

The starting salary for this position is £41,127 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We’re less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.

About Us

Surrey County Council is embarking on an exciting and transformative journey to become a leading-edge authority, putting Surrey's People and Places at the heart of everything we do.

We have great ambitions and by 2030 we want Surrey to be a uniquely special place where everyone has a great start to life, people live healthy and fulfilling lives, are enabled to achieve their full potential and contribute to their community and no one is left behind. To help achieve this, the authority is making a capital investment in excess of £1.5bn over the next 5 years.

To enable us to meet this vision, the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure (ETI) Directorate created a Programme Management Office in April 2021.

The PMO will support the delivery of all the programmes and projects across the wider directorate including multi-million-pound highways, environmental and waste schemes. You will be assisting those responsible for ensuring that they are delivered in line with the council’s future visions, objectives and budgets.

About the Role

In this role, you will be providing a comprehensive financial support service and working with the Project Managers and Strategic Finance Business Partners in budget planning, forecasting and monitoring for the Service's capital and revenue budgets

We are looking for individuals with excellent commercial finance acumen, experience of business case preparation and of conducting financial appraisals, combined with strong communication, relationship-building and influencing skills. If you feel you are a suitable match to the criteria outlined within the role profile, we want to hear from you and would encourage you to apply for the role of Finance Lead.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25/09/2022 with interviews to follow.

As part of your application, you will need to upload a CV and personal statement. We ask that your statement is no longer than two sides of A4 and details your skills, experience and reasons for applying for the role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact James Vaks via email at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.