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Assistant Director Finance and Governance (s151 Officer)

Basildon Borough Council

We’re looking for a committed Assistant Director, Finance and Governance and S151 Officer to lead the Council’s finance function – including Revenues and Benefits, Commercial and Procurement, and Audit and Risk. You’ll provide high-level financial and governance expertise to the Council’s leadership team, senior officers, and elected councillors – while also leading the strategic development of key finance and governance-related priorities in the portfolio.
It's a wide remit with current priority given to aligning resources with our corporate plan; which means you'll need to balance financial constraints with supporting other leaders to deliver their priorities. You'll manage a strong team, developing talented middle managers into more senior roles to strengthen the organisation. You'll also support ambitious projects, collaborating with developers, partners and the county council to ensure service delivery, income generation, value for money and the delivery of Council priorities and outcomes.
This is a brilliant opportunity for an experienced finance leader to maintain and build financial stability and profitability, create a culture of collaboration within the Council, and ultimately drive our Borough forward.

For more information please visit or call our retained advisors Mark Bearn (07747 181490, or Bella Bennett (07918 976494,
Closing date Sunday 9th June at midnight.
To apply:
To apply, please submit an up-to-date copy of your CV (four sides of A4 maximum), along with a supporting statement (four sides of A4 maximum) detailing your experience, and achievements and addressing the key criteria for the role set out on this site and using examples to demonstrate how you meet the requirements. Documents should be uploaded via our website, please include and upload the below information in two documents only. If you experience any issues whilst applying, please contact

Applications should include:

  • Full contact details;
  • Names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees (we will ask your permission before contacting referees);
  • Notification of any dates when you are not available for an interview.

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Bella Bennett

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Basildon Borough Council



Salary up to £111,905

REF: 1513517

Expires: 09/06/24 23:59

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