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R0156 Chief Finance Officer

Grade: 14 £87,711 – £97,581

Directly responsible to:  Chief Executive

Location:  Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Lloyd House, Birmingham City Centre

Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 13th February 2023

Interviews to take place: Week commencing 27th February 2023

This is a politically restricted post

Are you a strategic leader able to deliver? Do you have significant experience of working in a senior leadership role? Are you qualified member of a CCAB accountancy body, preferably CIPFA? Do you have extensive experience of managing large multi-million-pound budgets in a public sector organisation?

This is an opportunity for an innovative, adaptable and dynamic individual with experience in the field of leading financial administration and good governance.

Responsible for advising the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) on the preparation of financial strategies to achieve objectives. You should have significant experience of formulating business and financial strategy, to ensure value for money is achieved in the PCC’s financial affairs.

You will provide inspirational and strategic leadership and direction to our Finance and Audit Team and be a champion of equality, diversity and inclusion, whilst developing positive relationships with the wider office. We are therefore seeking someone with previous experience of operating at senior leadership level in a complex organisation. 

You will have a demonstrable track record of organisational effectiveness, performance and continuous improvement.  As a skilled influencer, you will bring strong stakeholder engagement skills.  You will have experience in effective treasury management arrangements which comply with all regulatory requirements.

The West Midlands is a vibrant and diverse part of the country and the Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of diversity and human rights, and a personal commitment to promoting diversity and racial equality.

Why work for us?

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to the reduction and prevention of crime, so by joining us you’ll be actively contributing to improving the West Midlands region. You will get to work alongside great people who are passionate about driving improvement and change! In return for your valued contribution we provide an impressive employee benefits package:  

  • Diverse, Inclusive and supportive organisation
  • Flexible working
  • Hybrid working from home policy
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Access to an employee benefits package
  • Committed to being an anti-racist and trauma informed organisation

Click here to learn more: Working for us

Our values

It is important to us that every employee is committed to and share our organisational values:

We behave with INTEGRITY and HONESTY in all we do. We work OBJECTIVELY and IMPARTIALLY

to support the Police and Crime Commissioner and each other to achieve the objectives of the Police and Crime Plan.

We support each other by driving INCLUSIVITY within our interaction with each other and the public.

Don’t meet all parts of the Job Description?

At the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace that reflects the communities of the West Midlands. Studies show that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for roles if they believe they do not meet each item of the criteria. So, if you are passionate about this role we encourage you to still apply. You may be exactly who we are looking for.

Please note we do not accept CV’s. To download an application form please visit: www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/your-commissioner/working-for-the-police-and-crime-commissioner or telephone 0121 626 6060.

Recruitment is completed in line with safe recruitment practices. You can find our Safeguarding policy here: Safeguarding-policy-November-21.pdf (westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk)

For more information about the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner visit: Home – West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner (westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk).

For an informal confidential conversation about this post, please contact Jonathan Jardine or Peter Gillett by emailing: [email protected]  

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 13th February 2023. Interviews are planned to take place in person week commencing 27th February 2023.

To download an application form and information pack please visit: www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/your-commissioner/working-for-the-police-and-crime-commissioner or telephone 0121 626 6060.Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

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