In a central, well connected location at the heart of the National Forest, North West Leicestershire District Council has every reason to be confident about the future. We have a booming economy, which includes all the benefits of having East Midlands Airport in the district, we are working with partners to establish the East Midlands Freeport, and the regeneration of Coalville continues apace. In addition, we opened a state of the art £21m leisure centre in 2022 which will support our ambition to create healthier communities. We have also recently opened a new customer service centre in Coalville and our new headquarters will open in late April 2023, enabling a flexible hybrid approach for our staff. We are now looking ahead to ensure that the council is equipped to thrive in what is a challenging financial situation across the sector.
This is a newly created role which will report to the Chief Executive and work closely with Members and the Corporate Leadership Team to support the smooth running of the organisation, with a remit that includes finance, IT, procurement, revenues and benefits and transformation. Indeed, the transformation aspect of this role is vital for the council – we have a good track record of delivery and dedicated staff, but we need to become more agile and flexible in our approach and modernise some aspects of how the council is run so they are fit for the future. As our new Director of Resources you will be at the heart of this agenda and will develop and lead a new transformation team which will drive this work.
We are therefore seeking forward thinking, innovative and politically astute candidates with excellent leadership skills, who can work at a strategic level as well as develop what is already a strong finance team. As the Section 151 Officer, you will need considerable senior finance experience in a local government setting, as well as the ability to develop and implement a new financial strategy and culture.
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