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Service Director (Finance, Property & Procurement)

Vacancy Summary
Employer:
West Berkshire Council
Salary:
From £97,571 to £104,088 per annum, (Grade O)
Location:
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
No
Closing Date:
30/06/2024 at 23:59
Reference:
05413
Vacancy Description

Are you an experienced leader in finance, property, and procurement looking for a new and exciting opportunity? West Berkshire Council is seeking a talented individual to join our team as the Service Director (Finance, Property & Procurement) within the Resources Directorate.

As the Service Director, you will report directly to the Executive Director (Resources) and play a crucial role in the strategic management and delivery of financial, property, and procurement services across the council.

You will be responsible for leading and inspiring a dedicated team, ensuring the effective and efficient use of resources to support the delivery of high-quality services to our local community.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Extensive experience in a senior finance, property, or procurement role, ideally within a public sector or local government setting.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop a diverse team.
  • A strategic mindset, capable of driving innovation and delivering positive change.
  • Excellent financial acumen, with a thorough understanding of budget management and financial regulations.
  • Sound knowledge of property and procurement practices, including contract management and compliance.
  • Effective communication and stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to build positive relationships both internally and externally.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 30 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

This post is a Sensitive Post for the purpose of the Local Government Housing Act 1989 and the post-holder is therefore restricted from engaging in any prescribed political activities. In summary, this means that you are prohibited from holding political office and from involvement in any political activity within or outside the workplace. Full details of the restrictions can be found in the Council’s Policy and Guidance on Politically Restricted Posts

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact our search consultants at GatenbySanderson Ben Parsonage (07530 578921) or Rachel Salvia 07393013067.

First stage technical Interviews taking place via Teams on 10th July

Final (in person) interviews taking place16th July (this will be a full day of panel interviews)

We look forward to welcoming you to West Berkshire Council, where you can make a real difference to our local community.



Equal Opportunities

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

How to apply

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