Executive Director, Finance & Transformation

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House, Freeth St, Oldbury B69 3DE / Hybrid
Up to £135,000 per annum
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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This is a new era for Sandwell Council and this role provides an opportunity to be part of this.

Sandwell is one of the fastest-growing areas of the country, ‘the gateway between the Black Country and Birmingham’, and the West Midlands’ second biggest council area.

Sandwell has been under Government intervention since March 2022 and really good progress has been made; governance has been strengthened, scrutiny overhauled, new values and behaviours established and a culture of continuous improvement is beginning to take hold.

A clear sign of the council’s turnaround can be seen in the level of Government regeneration funds that have been successfully secured. Around £127m is now being used to deliver a variety of projects which is evidence of the confidence and trust Government officials have in Sandwell.

Sandwell are in a place where it’s about reset and renewal, a lot of hard work has gone into resetting the organisation and we’re now thinking about how we move forward to tackle the challenges we will face over the next three to five years: how we are redesigning our organisation to be fit for purpose, and how we connect with citizens against a backdrop of financial pressures and increasing expectations.

Reporting to Shokat Lal, Chief Executive who joined in February 2023, this role along with two other new Executive Directors are part of the ‘new story for Sandwell’ and the ambition and possibilities are endless.

For further information or to apply for this role please visit the dedicated recruitment microsite; https://www.anewstoryforsandwell.co.uk/ or get in contact with our recruitment partners at Tile Hill: Helen Alwell (07931 543313) or Anita Denton (07725 554802)


37 hours per week

The council operates hybrid working. This involves working from an agreed workplace location in the borough for at least two days a week.

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to: hr_resourcing@sandwell.gov.uk

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/counciljobs

Click here to find out more about our One Team Framework: Values and Behaviours.


Who are we?

Sandwell is situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham. A large, diverse, metropolitan borough, Sandwell offers exciting opportunities for all in a friendly, supportive environment.

Why work for us?

  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme, which includes:
  • An exclusive retail discounts portal
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes, technology and car parking
  • An employee assistance and counselling service
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • A wide variety of learning and development opportunities
  • Flexi-time working
  • A variety of leave schemes including carers, compassionate, maternity and paternity
  • Volunteering scheme

Your career at Sandwell Council

We offer something for everyone, with an incredibly wide range of career opportunities, at any stage of your career, from apprentices to senior managers.

Whether your focus is a support service, such as Finance, Human Resources, Legal or ICT, or a frontline service, such as Social Care, Planning & Regeneration, Housing or Leisure, it’s worth looking at what Sandwell has to offer.

Our plans for the future

Our Vision 2030 shows just how committed we are to creating the best future possible for our communities and for the people who live and work in Sandwell. 

We’re a progressive organisation, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but we know there’s much more to do to make our vision. For more information on our plans for the future see our dedicated vision 2030 page; http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/Vision2030

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit;


For information on our Values and Behaviours, please visit:


To view a copy of the Local Government Career Guide, please visit;


Company info
0121 569 3300
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
West Midlands
B69 3BS
United Kingdom

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