Deputy Director Of Finance

  • Full Time
  • Essex

Website Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

 Deputy Director Of Finance

Working Hours: 37 hours per week 
Grade: Grade 13 
Salary range: £66,597 – £72,783 pa  
Benefits: Company Car, LGPS Pension, Flexible working arrangements 
Location: Service HQ, Kelvedon Park  

About the Role 

We are looking for an experienced qualified accountant to join our team based in Kelvedon Park as the Deputy Director of Finance.

This is a key role within the organisation. Managing the finance, pension and pay teams of 17 people, you will work closely with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure our financial management arrangements are to the highest standards. In addition, support the team to ensure they provide an excellent service to all stakeholders.

The Deputy Director Of Finance role includes all aspects of financial management, which includes financial planning, investment appraisal, treasury management and year and end accounts. Other areas include delegated Pension Scheme manager and member of the Extended Leadership Team.  The role needs an individual who has drive and leadership skills to support and deliver the Service’s Strategies and Objectives.

In additional, the oversight of finance transactional processing and payroll will involve ensuring that strong internal controls are maintained.

Actual performance is monitored closely against financial plans and budgets, you will work with managers and budget holders to ensure that the financial targets and plans of the Authority are achieved.

About you

Qualified to CCAB or equivalent level with significant post-qualification experience and evidence of your continuing professional development. As an expert in your field, you will have extensive financial and people management experience.

You will be credible at Board level and have impressive influencing skills.

Comfortable working within a medium sized, complex organisation, and have working knowledge of the financial framework within which local government operates.

How to Apply  
  
External candidates  
Please apply by submitting a supporting statement of no more than 700 words demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria of the person specification for the role. It is important to ensure you have attached the supporting statement as your statement will be used for shortlisting purposes.

Internal candidates   
There are two routes to application. If you are engaged in the Leadership resourcing and succession programme, please liaise with the Leadership Succession team as to how to progress your application. Alternatively, you can apply via Civica self-services route by submitting a supporting statement of no more than 700 words demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria of the person specification for the role. It is important to ensure you have attached the supporting statement before selecting Apply as your statement will be used for shortlisting purposes.

We review all applications against the criteria detailed in the Vacancy Information Pack, so please do ensure you fully detail how you meet the criteria of the role. We love it when our applicants write thorough and thoughtful responses to the Supporting Statement questions, so don’t be afraid to go into detail. This will ensure we get a good understanding of your skills and experience, and how you meet the requirements of the role

About Us  

Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

It is our policy to require all applicants for employment to disclose if you are currently being investigated by any regulatory body or have any decisions or sanctions pending or in progress in respect of your suitability to work for the Service.

You agree to inform the Service within 24 hours if you are subsequently investigated by any agency or organisation in relation to concerns about your behaviour towards children, young people or vulnerable adults.

The information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential and will be considered only in relation to the appointment for which you are applying.

This role maybe subject to a standard/enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We are an equal opportunities employer who welcomes applications from everyone and values diversity in our workplace. A commitment to promoting diversity and developing a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

You can contact us:  
  
Via email at recruitment@essex-fire.gov.uk  
Or call us on 01376 576121 between 08.30-17.00 Monday to Thursday and 08.30-16.30 on Friday.  
  
Closing Date – Thursday 7th July 

To apply for this job please visit www.essex-fire.gov.uk.