Chief Finance Officer (including Section 151)

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Salary £104,822

Wakefield Council has long been one of the success stories of local government; we are financially responsible, with strong leadership, and we have delivered on our commitments. We also have a clear and ambitious vision where everyone benefits from the strengths of the district and its continued growth. We are committed to quality in everything we do, from public realm to social care – and to getting the best possible outcomes for all our people, in all our places. Yet we have more to do. Over the next five years we want to see a real reduction in poverty and a growth in skills. Both inside and outside the Council, we also want to up our game in using new technology and ways of working.


We are currently recruiting a senior colleague who will help lead our future development.  Our Chief Finance Officer(and S151) will be a member of our Corporate Management Team and lead the key finance functions as well as revenues and benefits, audit and procurement.  This is a vital role for the authority, and we are seeking ambitious candidates who can not only offer expert financial advice and support to Elected Members and officers but also contribute to our wider corporate ambitions – offering solutions and playing a key role in our improvement and transformation programme.

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Closing date
11th June 2023

Final Interview
5th July 2023