Salary to £85,000
The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is looking for an exceptional individual with the appropriate experience, ambition and vision to take up the position of Chief Finance and Commissioning Officer.
The new post holder will play a key role for the PCC in fulfilling the statutory Section 151 officer duties and being the professional lead officer to the PCC on all financial matters. The PCC will look to you to provide advice on the use of available resources (currently circa £242 million) to deliver policing and crime services in South Yorkshire, and to report on wider financial management activities including budget setting, budget monitoring and financial accounting.
You will develop the medium term financial strategy, ensuring value for money in the use of public funds and demonstrating financial propriety. In addition, you will be a key member of the Office of the PCC’s Senior Leadership Team, working closely with the Chief Executive to deliver the Police and Crime Plan and support the PCC in holding the Chief Constable to account.
The successful candidate will also develop our approach to commissioning, ensuring that the right services are commissioned to deliver the Police and Crime Plan priorities, with a particular focus on victims’ services. Partnership is another key element of this post, and you will need to work collaboratively with South Yorkshire Police, partners, key stakeholders and other service providers.
Finally, you will need to demonstrate a strong commitment to serving the public, the ability to offer appropriate challenge and strategic advice, together with a collaborative, accessible and open style of working. Candidates must be a member of a CCAB professional body, preferably CIPFA, and have experience of public sector finance working at a senior level and with elected officials.
For more information please click APPLY, or contact our advising consultants Marcia Williams (020 7426 3374) or Luke Judd (0113 205 6077).
Closing date for applications: 25 September
Assessment Centre Date: 9 October 2017