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Assistant Director of Finance - Business Partnering (Deputy section 151)

Staffordshire County Council
£92,764 - £97,302 plus £4,395 car lease subsidy
Closing date
2 May 2024

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Staffordshire is an innovative, ambitious and sustainable county with a proud heritage and bright hopes for the future – well positioned at the heart of the thriving West Midlands to create jobs, growth and prosperity for local people. Much has been achieved in recent years – a better quality of life for local people, major programmes delivered to secure future growth and jobs, and substantial changes to how we operate, ensuring we can continue to deliver what local people need at a cost we can afford.

We are immensely proud of our record of managing the council’s finances, and whilst there are challenges ahead for the sector, we believe we have laid the foundations to ensure that we continue to deliver for our residents and businesses. Due to the recent promotion of the current postholder, we are seeking a new Assistant Director of Finance (Deputy S151).

Main Responsibilities

We are seeking an ambitious and personable leader who is enthused by and has a proven track record of financial business partnering.

This role requires the right person to bring an inherent ability to engage people, not only across all levels of the organisation, but with external colleagues across the county and in a wider regional and national context.

Possessing a collaborative and creative mindset, you will share our aspirations for the people and businesses of Staffordshire, with a commitment to ensuring that they are realised.

The Ideal Candidate

How can I apply for this role?

For further information and to complete your application, visit or speak to our executive search partners GatenbySanderson - Tim Hills (07393 011130) or Seb Lowe (07464 543442).

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 


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