Croydon hasn’t seen expansion like we are currently experiencing since the 1960s. We’re already well underway with some £5bn of investment that will be completed over the next few years. New offices, new retail, and new homes will provide well-paid jobs and high-quality accommodation for our rapidly growing population.
Croydon is a naturally ambitious council – so we’re looking for inspirational leaders who share our passion for supporting business growth and responding to local needs.
Strong partnerships are the foundation for the future. That’s why we’re constantly looking forward. We need to find creative new ways of working together with other agencies and the private sector to deal with the financial challenges ahead.
Because with growth comes increased demand – but also huge opportunity.
Chances like this only come along once in a generation, and our task, and maybe yours, is to shape a positive future for Croydon’s residents and businesses alike.
About the Role
This role is based in Horsham.
Coast to Capital is the Local Enterprise Partnership for one of the most exciting and successful parts of England, covering Croydon, East Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton and Hove, and Lewes. It determines regional economic priorities, supports businesses and makes investments to drive growth and job creation.
Croydon Council have recently been appointed as the Accountable Body for Coast to Capital and have responsibility for operating the statutory financial and legal assurance function on behalf of Coast to Capital.
We are looking to recruit a dynamic, highly motivated Head of Finance to lead a small finance team based in Horsham.
If you are an experienced accountant looking for a new and exciting role working within both the public and private sector we would love to hear from you.
The role is a Croydon Council appointment working directly with both Coast to Capital and Croydon Council to provide strong financial leadership and support to both Coast to Capital and Croydon Council in its role as Accountable Body.
As a Council employee you will benefit from a number of excellent staff benefits including a brilliant Local Government Pension Scheme, generous leave entitlement and numerous staff discounts.
To apply please send your CV and a supporting statement (no longer than 2 sides of A4) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a standard DBS check.