Deputy Director Finance and Corporate Services Salary: up to £115k Transport for Greater Manchester
TfGM has an annual operating budget of around £175m and delivers an annual capital programme of around £200m invested in new and improved transport, infrastructure and related areas such Clean Air. We have diverse income streams: Transport Levy, income from Metrolink, capital and revenue grants, and commercial revenues. Like many organisations, Covid-19 has impacted the financial landscape for TfGM, including the costs of organisational recovery; and reduced income from a number of revenue sources, including the Metro Farebox; which has been managed by robust financial management and by maximising the income from grants from government. Despite this there are major opportunities ahead and we are working hard to be ready for the changes and challenges these represent.
With such a complex landscape, we must ensure we can deliver on our current and future commitments, to keep Greater Manchester moving. Our new Deputy Director Finance and Corporate Services will ensure we have the resources to deliver on our vision for the city region.
The new Deputy Director Finance and Corporate Services will look to the long-term whilst understanding that our future actions must be built on what we do today. Understanding our current plans and priorities, the financial challenges, the pinch points, risks and threats, as well as the opportunities is critical if we are to keep investing and keep delivering. The role holder will actively explore and identify strategies to improve the organisation’s overall long term strategic financial position, considering possible partnership arrangements and opportunities for external funding and alternative, innovative income generation. They’ll align resources to strategic priorities, work with partners, inform bids, ensure continuous improvement, deliver value for money and best value by challenging existing practices and look for ways to innovate and modernise service infrastructure and delivery.
The Deputy Director Finance and Corporate Services will represent the organisation in external environments and manage and support good relationships with government departments, elected members and wider external stakeholders to drive effective partnership working.
The role holder will bring significant senior experience of diverse, long-term resourcing streams, significant capital and change programmes and major revenue budgets, whether currently in or working close to the public sector. With strong commercial instincts, they will have shaped, influenced and overseen strategic finances in a significant organisation, informed long-term investment and demonstrated the judgement and capacity to influence decisions at Board level. They’ll understand how public sector funding works and the need for transparency, scrutiny and accountability in democratically accountable organisations. They’ll have experience of building effective senior relationships and working with partners, engaging within and beyond organisations to ensure the delivery of strategic priorities.
At the same time, they’ll deputise for the Director of Finance and Corporate Services, providing leadership and support across the Directorate and TfGM. This is a rare opportunity to join the senior leadership of a commercially focused public sector organisation. A leadership role, directly supporting the Director and operating at the highest levels of a city region.