Assistant Director of Finance and Revenues and Benefits

Wyre Council
Salary: £64,242 (£61,000 plus Deputy S.151 allowance of £3,242)
Hackney

Wyre is a borough that shows the best of Lancashire. We are located on the coast, with Preston, Blackpool and the Lake District nearby and home to picturesque towns including Fleetwood, Garstang, Poulton-le-Fylde and Thornton Cleveleys, as well as many beautiful rural villages. Wyre welcomed over 4.4 million visitors in 2023 - and it is easy to see why. The borough boasts a rich heritage, with historic high streets and bustling markets, mouth-watering local food and quality accommodation and a calendar filled with brilliant events. On one side you’ll find stunning award-winning beaches with unspoilt coastlines, and on the other unforgettable landscapes in the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

THE ROLE

This is a really exciting time to join Wyre Council, with a new Leader and Chief Executive leading our next chapter. We have a brand new and ambitious Council Plan with a clear vision: ‘Wyre is a place where everyone can prosper’, and across the council our staff strive to achieve this for businesses and residents within the borough.

We are currently seeking to appoint an Assistant Director of Finance, Revenues and Benefits (Deputy S151) who will work with the Director of Finance and Governance to provide strategic financial leadership, supporting the delivery of Wyre’s key objectives.  The council is in a strong position financially with a balanced MTFP, and you will help to ensure that the council’s long-term financial health and sustainability is maintained.  We have a fully staffed and high-quality team in this department, and we are proud of our supportive and collaborative ethos.

Responsible for Finance Business Partnering, Financial Systems and Reporting (including Payroll), and Revenues and Benefits, the successful candidate will play a key role as part of the wider Senior Leadership Team. Transformation and change is a key strand to the Council Plan and the postholder will ensure that the key financial systems are updated, developed and replaced as the business need requires.

If you are an inspirational leader and a strategic thinker with a suitable background in local government finance and the desire and determination to enable us to capitalise on the huge opportunities within our borough, then we want to hear from you.

INFORMATION

For further details, please click on the role profile and useful links below or for more information please contact Luke Judd on 07435 270659 or luke.judd@starfishsearch.com.

ROLE PROFILE    
Timeline

Closing date : 10th March 2024

Interviews: w/c 18th March 2024

Useful Links
Welcome Letter from Chief Executive VIEW
Management Structure VIEW
Council Plan 2024-2028 VIEW
Council Budgets and Spending VIEW
Discover Wyre VIEW
Political Profile VIEW
Finance, Revs and Bens Structure VIEW
How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

 

  • Your CV (no more than three sides of A4).
  • A supporting statement (no more than three sides of A4) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria.

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