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Message from Bev Smith, Chief Executive

Thank you for your interest in this role. If successful, you will work with the leadership team to ensure our transformation plan is fit for purpose and oversee the implementation of a new finance system, and the ongoing delivery of major capital projects.

The Head of Finance (section 151) will need to support our journey of improvement and enable team working to create a collaborative relationship between officers and members. All of this will help us provide a better service to our residents and businesses and support our ambitious plans for growth and development.

North West Leicestershire District Council is focusing on the opportunity for growth: more and better businesses, across all sections of the economy, creating more and better jobs for local people and reasons for people to live and visit here. The Head of Finance role gives you a fundamental place at the table as the Section 151 officer responsible for all financial aspects of the councils work including procurement, General Fund and our Housing Revenue Account, as well as in the current climate leading on our COVID response through our grants to businesses.

We are building, or have plans to invest, in significant capital projects including our new Leisure Centre, Future High Street Fund Bid and investments in Coalville regeneration. We are also just commencing our Journey to Self Sufficiency Programme to ensure that we are financially fit for our future.

With broad local government finance experience gained at either S151 or deputy level, you will also have experience of working with members to achieve results. You will need to be a leader who promotes and encourages a culture of empowerment, champions our customers, and embodies our ‘one team’ council ethos with a collaborative management style. We work very flexibly and on a largely remote basis, and therefore welcome applications from those further afield.

Bev Smith
Chief Executive

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