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Executive Director (Finance and Corporate Resources)

Employer
South Lanarkshire Council
Location
Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Director/Board
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Executive Director (Finance and Corporate Resources)
South Lanarkshire Council
Salary - £152,631- £156,911
Hours: 35 hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of Scotland's biggest and most progressive local authorities. We are an ambitious and high performing organisation with a clear vision to improve the quality of life for everyone in the area.

The Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Resources is a key role in our organisation responsible for leading the Council’s financial arrangements, together with the responsibility for the application of a corporate approach to the development and implementation of Council policies and strategic initiatives, to ensure an integrated approach to the management of the Council’s affairs.
The post has a responsibility for wide portfolio of services: Administration, Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Finance, IT, Legal, Personnel and Procurement. As well as this the postholder has responsibility for the administration of Council financial affairs, as the designated Section 95 Officer (Local Government (Scotland) Act 1989).

The Executive Director, Finance and Corporate Resources is a key role within the Corporate Management Team and reports directly to the Chief Executive. This involves working across all levels of the organisation, as well as partner organisations and Elected Members.

We are looking for someone who is a proven leader with excellent strategic, operational and financial skills across complex public sector organisation.
You must hold a professional financial or accountancy qualification or equivalent and be a member of a recognised accountancy body.
This post has been politically restricted in terms of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

The Executive Director (Finance and Corporate Resources) is designated as the Council's Proper Officer in terms of Section 95 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as having responsibility for the administration of its financial affairs.

For an informal discussion and to find out more, please contact Paul Manning, Chief Executive on 01698 454208.

Requirements
You must hold a professional financial or accountancy qualification or equivalent and be a member of a recognised accountancy body.
This post has been politically restricted in terms of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

The Executive Director (Finance and Corporate Resources) is designated as the Council's Proper Officer in terms of Section 95 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as having responsibility for the administration of its financial affairs.

For an informal discussion and to find out more, please contact Paul Manning, Chief Executive on 01698 454208.

Responsibilities

Recruitment Checks
As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history.

Legislative Information
The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant
South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum behaviour requirements for the position.
South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

The Individual
As an employee of South Lanarkshire Council, you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:
Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
Up to 33 days annual leave
Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
Occupational sick pay
Family friendly policies - flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave.
Employee Discounts - including discounts at the cinema.
Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)

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