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Director of Finance

Job Introduction

Staffordshire is an innovative, ambitious and sustainable county with a proud heritage and bright hopes for the future – well positioned at the heart of the thriving West Midlands to create jobs, growth and prosperity for local people.

Much has been achieved in recent years – a better quality of life for local people, major programmes delivered to secure future growth and jobs, and substantial changes to how we operate, ensuring we can continue to deliver what local people need at a cost we can afford.

We are immensely proud of our record of managing the council’s finances, and whilst there are challenges ahead for the sector, we believe we have laid the foundations to ensure that we continue to deliver for our residents and businesses. Due to planned retirement, we are now seeking our next Director of Finance to help lead the council into the future.

Main Responsibility

Working closely with our newly-appointed Chief Executive Patrick Flaherty, you will play a critical role within our organisation, helping us to use finance as a key enabler of our corporate objectives.

You will lead a substantial and thriving finance team, continuing to foster a culture of business partnering where we help the council deliver solutions for Staffordshire.

The Ideal Candidate

We are seeking applications from senior finance professionals with experience of s151 responsibility, and a strong track record operating in a senior financial leadership post. Just as important as your professional skills will be your proven ability to provide corporate leadership, and your appetite to join an innovative and stable local authority at this exciting and challenging time.

Interested in finding out more?

For further information, contact our executive search partners Gatenby Sanderson: Duncan Collins (07586 705475) or Seb Lowe (07464 543442) or you can apply by visiting

Closing date: 1st March 2024

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 


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