Rutland – a great place to live, learn, work and visit
Rutland Council is an amazing organisation to be part of and as a Strategic Director you will have a unique perspective of the organisation. We have a shared vision - “A county for everyone and a place to live your best life” – this is central to our Corporate Strategy which sets out our ambitions and priorities for the next five years.
One of our ‘big sells’ as a place to work, is the breadth and challenge of our roles – this is no exception. You will be a member of our Corporate Leadership Team, the Council’s S151 Officer and lead strategic financial advisor responsible to the Chief Executive for all the sound financial management of the Council. You will also bring leadership and drive to some of our core Resource services including our team of Finance specialists and our Revenues and Benefits team.
We are at the start of a Transformation programme that will help us shape and evolve our organisation that helps us continue to deliver great services that make a real difference to our community. So its an exciting time to join us as you will get the opportunity to show how you can influence and shape how we work in the future.
As our Section 151 officer you must be a qualified accountant with significant experience in public sector accounting.
You need to be a motivated financial leader with the ability to act strategically at a consistently high level, providing advice to key decision makers to ensure compliance with all financial, statutory and constitutional requirements.
Able to demonstrate excellent stakeholder management skills, strong communication and presentation skills you will also have an outstanding track record in delivering a customer focused service.
Your capability with supporting and advising elected members will demonstrate your professional and personal strengths at this level.
You will also be a great manager and inspirational leader.
We are England's smallest county, located in the East Midlands and less than one hour from Leicester, Nottingham and Peterborough. Our towns in Rutland are Oakham and Uppingham and at the centre of the county is Rutland Water – a place that must be visited!
Employed by Rutland Council, you will enjoy all the usual benefits of being a local authority employee, including :
- Competitive salary and generous leave entitlement
- Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme which includes Life Assurance cover
- Support for your professional and career development needs
- Access to our 24/7 and completely free Employee Assistance Programme which offers personal, legal and family advice for you and your immediate family
Whilst the base for this post is Oakham, Rutland, the Council is supportive of Hybrid working and welcome a conversation at interview about flexible working arrangements. As well as working from home, we feel it is important that you have opportunity to spend time in the workplace with your colleagues to help you learn, develop and engage.
For more information about Rutland and what we have to offer – visit Rutland - my future - my career
For an informal discussion, please contact Mark Andrews, Chief Executive at email@example.com or call 01572 758862
Closing date: 4pm 13 December 2022
Interviews and assessment will be held on Wednesday 11 January 2023.
Member Appointments Panel will take place week commencing 23 January 2023.
Final confirmation of the offer of employment will be subject to approval by our Full Council in February 2023.
Please be advised the above dates could be subject to change, in which case we will give appropriate notice.
How to apply:
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If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 758269 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.