We are proud of the role we play in creating the environment, economy and communities for our districts. Babergh and Mid Suffolk have consistently been voted amongst the top places to live in the UK.
Working together across our councils and with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, we provide excellent services to our 190,000 residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk; working hard to provide homes, support our communities, boost the local economy, protect our environment and keep our districts clean, tidy and safe.
We are now looking for the right person to join our team in The Councils' Companies department with the proper values, commitment and motivation to make a difference for our districts. We are ambitious about what we can achieve for our districts and have set up a series of local authority-owned trading companies to achieve our ambitions. These companies help to support the councils by generating income and by providing new delivery vehicles for development and regeneration. Our companies are property focused and include the development of 150-acre employment site, new market and social housing and commercial property investment.
As a Corporate Manager, you will lead the development of corporate strategic priorities, the interpretation and translation into service delivery and achievement of outcomes. Collectively and corporately, working with your peer group, senior managers, teams and individuals including councillors and partners, you will play a key role in integrating and transforming delivery in order to improve outcomes for people and places in Babergh and Mid Suffolk.
You will work with communities and customers to provide sound support, often working on cross-cutting initiatives to fulfil our 'locality' role. In addition, you will support the management team, board directors and councillors in developing and managing external and partnership-based relationships, ensuring that the reputation of both councils is continually enhanced.
You will have demonstrable experience in developing and analysing company finance and tax strategies, controls, processes and procedures, including financial planning and strategic growth. You will have a post-graduate qualification in finance, for example as a chartered accountant, and show proven ability to develop the councils' companies with a particular emphasis on commercial matters and ensuring the business is sustainable. Experience of contract management and service level agreements will also be a key strength as well as a strong entrepreneurial spirit and commercial acumen.
You will be based at our modern, air-conditioned head office in Ipswich, with a range of facilities and excellent travel links. We offer a generous leave entitlement, access to the Suffolk Green Travel Plan, discount scheme and pension scheme. We also offer a range of training and development and will give you all the support you need for your career and wellbeing.
We are committed to agile and flexible working (subject to business need), with full time, part-time or job share opportunities considered. Supporting equality and diversity, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils provide opportunity and ambition for all, enabling and empowering our people to deliver the best possible results for our residents.
To make a formal application, please submit both a CV and Covering Letter here: https://bit.ly/31jAFox
For a discreet conversation or to find out more, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 8 November 2019.
Interview date: 25 November 2019.