This is a 24 month fixed-term contract or secondment opportunity with a salary of £80,977 - £92,278 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
Do you relish a challenge? Do you have a proven track record of delivering transformational strategies and programmes of change? Are you tenacious, committed to the cause and able to inspire others?
If so, then we want to hear from you!
Surrey County Council is currently going through a period of significant change. We want to deliver on our ambition to ensure the most positive outcomes for our residents but must do so in the context of increasing demand and the need to deliver value for money. This means we need to rethink and reassess what we do and how we do it.
We are already undertaking a service-focused approach to deliver efficiencies and improved services for residents but want and need to do more. We are therefore now developing a ‘twin track’ approach to our budget management process and need an experienced, professional Strategic Finance Business Partner to support us in achieving this.
The ‘twin track approach’ consists of running the 22/23 budget setting process while simultaneously developing a new approach to 23/24 onwards that will help put the council on a more stable financial footing over the medium term.
Forming part of a core programme team and reporting into the Programme Director, the role will be required to deliver and implement evidence-led initiatives and strategies that provide value for money and improve outcomes for residents. You will support the delivery of priority programmes for the council by developing and managing complex internal and external stakeholder relationships as well as planning and managing a range of activities to help create, accelerate, and embed change.
Specifically, we are looking for someone who can:
- Lead the design of new long-term financial plans
- Lead, motivate and engage with a wide set of stakeholders to design and deliver a significant programme of change.
- Remain informed of and implement changing local and national policy issues into a programme of work
- Develop partnerships and plans to deliver new income streams for the council
- Build strong and productive relationships with senior stakeholders including Executive Directors and Members
- Communicate understanding of a specialist area of expertise to these senior stakeholders to facilitate informed decision-making
If you're passionate, enthusiastic and feel you want to be part of this journey, then please apply by uploading your CV and personal statement (no longer than two pages of A4 please) outlining your suitability for this role.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 22/072021 with interviews to follow.
For an informal discussion in relation to the finance role please contact Rachel Wigley via email at email@example.com
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.