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Lewes & Eastbourne Council - Deputy Chief Finance Officer

Lewes & Eastbourne Council - Deputy Chief Finance Officer

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    Eastbourne, East Sussex

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    Social Care

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    Outside IR35

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Over the past couple of years Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District have come together creating a progressive partnership: two sovereign councils each with a unique identity and a shared vision of the future. Through joining our workforce and fostering a modern, collaborative culture, we are serving our residents in a more customer focused and cost-effective way.

Our client is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who wishes to advance their career in local government through this demanding and wide-ranging role. It's a real opportunity for an exceptional person with great communication skills, commercial aptitude, and demonstrable ability to maintain the Council's long-term finances viability through a period of uncertainty. This is a chance to put your skills to use making a genuine difference.

You will play a pivotal role of delivering improvements as part of our ongoing journey and supporting the Councils Recovery and Reset Programme, which helps focus how we spend funds and ensuring that services are improved where they are needed. You will lead the financial planning team in establishing a sustainable and resilient financial base to support delivery of Council policies and priorities.

The post of Deputy Chief Finance Officer (Financial Planning) is a key role in developing and improving financial management across the Council. As a CCAB qualified accountant, you will provide strategic leadership to the Finance function, delivering high quality business partnering, and financial planning services to both councils and a range of councils owned companies.

Overall, you will bring a track record of success in a public sector finance role; strong all round communication and management skills; credibility; a high level of technical expertise; and an openness to innovation and new ways of delivering services.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.