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Assistant Director Strategic & Corporate Finance, Risk, Audit & Assurance (Deputy S151)

Thurrock Council

About the role

We’re seeking a brilliant Assistant Director of Strategic and Corporate Finance, Risk, Audit and Assurance (Deputy s151) to help lead our financial governance and all corporate finance elements within the council. This is a superb opportunity to shape the council’s financial direction, while also identifying and capitalising on commercial opportunities to bolster the organisation’s success and viability.

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As our new AD Strategic and Corporate Finance, Risk, Audit and Assurance, you’ll work closely with the Financial Management and Procurement Team to coordinate the preparation of our accounts and financial reports. You’ll also determine the strategic direction of the council’s finances, which includes producing the Budget and Medium-Term Financial Planning Strategy and supporting the Chief Finance Officer to deliver these strategies. Innovation is also key: we’re looking for a digital and tech-savvy individual who can help modernise our accounting and streamline the process overall.

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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