(West Oxfordshire District Council) Chief Finance Officer / Deputy Chief Executive

Chief Finance Officer/ Deputy Chief Executive (West Oxfordshire District Council)

  • Location: Witney, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 05 April 2020
  • Interview Date: 21 April 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an established or aspiring Chief Finance Officer to join our innovative team working for West Oxfordshire District Council. You will be the strategic financial lead within the Council and will work closely with Members, the Chief Executive and the rest of the senior management team in delivering the Council’s newly adopted and ambitious Council Plan.

As the Deputy Chief Executive you will also play a key role in ensuring strong working relationships with key partners and guiding the development of wider strategies and plans. Therefore, the appointment of the new Chief Finance Officer is going to be pivotal in helping the authority achieve its goals. 

The post requires an inspirational leader who can not only demonstrate expert financial knowledge but also have a big passion for the sector. If you feel this is you we would very much welcome your CV.

To be successful in the role you will need:

  • CCAB recognised accounting qualification and educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience of providing strategic direction and strong leadership in a previous senior Finance or management role
  • Experience of providing advice, information and support to members and external parties with minimal supervision
  • Extensive experience of successful strategic financial management, financial planning and budget preparation

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for further information about the requirements of the role.

Our Benefits

Local Government Pension Scheme, flexible working, family friendly initiatives and flexible benefits package.

To discuss this position further, please contact Giles Hughes on 01993 861658 or giles.hughes@westoxon.gov.uk  For more information please visit www.westoxon.gov.uk 

To apply please email your CV with cover letter/supporting statement to the Recruitment Team: join-us@publicagroup.uk  If you have any queries please telephone 01285 623319.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children.  Safer recruitment practices are applied which include providing proof of identity; nationality and immigration status; three years’ employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record. All successful applicants will need to provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK.



West Oxfordshire District Council is an equal opportunities employer.

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