Executive Recruitment

Chief Finance Officer (S151)

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Rochdale Borough Council
£82,168 to £92,926
Closing date:
17th May
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
17th May 2019
Longlist meeting
22nd May 2019
Preliminary interviews
3rd, 4th or 5th June 2019
Shortlist meeting
7th June 2019
Assessment Day
25th June 2019
Final interviews
26th June 2019


As the birthplace of the co-operative movement, Rochdale Council is committed to working closely with partners and communities to improve the lives of local people. Our vision is to make our Borough a great place to grow up, get on and live well through our strategic priorities of People, Place and Prosperity.      

To help us achieve our ambitions, we are currently looking to recruit a crucial post in the Resources Directorate. Our Chief Finance Officer will also be the Section 151 for the authority, managing around 160 staff including revenues and benefits.  We are in a strong financial position as an organisation but there are challenges ahead, particularly around the health and social care integration agenda.   The new postholder will need to ensure we retain a strong grip on finance issues, support colleagues across the council, promote further savings, and develop a strong relationship with the CCG.  You will in all likelihood have a local government finance background, with the ability to develop excellent relationships with partners, colleagues and senior Members.

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To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Luke Judd
0113 205 6077
Philip Emms
0113 205 6078
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