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Assistant Director, Financial Management & Procurement

Thurrock Council

About the role

We’re seeking a new Assistant Director of Financial Management and Procurement to stabilise the council’s finances and steer the organisation through this period of change. The scale of the challenge must not be underestimated, but at the same time, this is a unique opportunity to ensure the long-term viability of the council and embed new cultures and practices within the organisation.

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As our new Assistant Director Financial Management and Procurement, you’ll lead the team to work strategically and develop modern models of financial management. By taking a corporate approach, you will use data and business intelligence to drive better value for money. It will also mean developing and reinvigorating a team that’s faced significant challenges in recent years, rebuilding morale, encouraging professional growth and development, and embedding best practice into the workforce at large.

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of local government, and bring significant experience in budgetary and investment management. Beyond your technical skill set, you will bring a positive leadership style. You’ll welcome the intellectual challenge that this role presents, drawing on your technical know-how and strategic expertise to implement wholesale change at Thurrock. This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to showcase your capabilities and position yourself for future professional success.

To find out more about the role and Thurrock Council, please visit the microsite:

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Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 31st December 2023

To apply:
To apply, please submit an up-to-date copy of your CV (three sides of A4 maximum), along with a supporting statement (three 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);
  • Details of your current salary and notice period
  • Notification of any dates when you are not available for an interview.

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Expires: 31/12/23 23:59

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