Birmingham City Council

Finance Manager - Strategic Capital

10 Woodcock Street
£44,863 - £56,075
14 Sep 2021
12 Oct 2021
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Birmingham City Council is the largest local authority in Europe – and we’re on the cusp of something truly special. With an annual spend of over £3billion we’re gearing up for major events such as the 2022 Commonwealth Games and HS2. Championing economic growth for the city, we’re determined to create a brighter future for all our citizens and at the heart of this ambition lies our Finance team. Join us and you won’t just improve life for 1.1 million people, you’ll help Birmingham become one of the world’s most successful, sustainable cities.

Our vision is for Finance to be a best-in-class function that’s agile, innovative and proactive, as well as diverse and inclusive. This is an incredibly exciting time for us; the opportunities for you to contribute and influence, to make bold and significant changes are endless. As we change finance services to give customers more control and add value through data analytics and insight, you’ll be at the forefront of achievement and progress.

Do you want to play a key role in the future of the City of Birmingham leading our finance team to deliver our ambitious and exciting Capital Programme?

As the City’s Capital Finance Manager you will lead a diverse team of professional finance staff supporting an exciting corporate capital programme spending over £1.7bn in the next four years to improving our city for all, as well as developing our 25 year future capital programme.

You will be integral to the organisation’s future, providing essential investment advice to senior officers and elected Members to enable strategic decision making. You will work alongside our delivery teams and will be responsible for ensuring we invest in the right projects by undertaking investment appraisals and providing essential financial advice to ensure investment in programmes that meet the strategic aims and objectives of the Council.

You will have a passion for working across a wide range of services from maintaining our school estate to supporting the delivery of new and exciting housing schemes for our residents. You will also lead the capital programme budget setting process, facilitate the programme’s financial monitoring and forecasting, as well as overseeing the closure of the Capital accounts each year and supporting the external audit process.

If you have excellent communication skills, a professional CCAB qualification, and strong understanding of local government finance as well as a passion for delivering high quality financial services whilst enhancing your career in a large diverse and ambitious local authority then we look forward to hearing from you.

This is more than your next finance role. It’s a chance to create a Brighter, Bolder Birmingham.

“Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information”


For informal enquires please contact Lisa Taylor via email at

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We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.”




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