Chief Financial Officer

Recruiter
Dorset Police
Location
Dorchester
Salary
c£60,000 per annum for a 24 hour per week commitment
Posted
01 Apr 2021
Closes
05 May 2021
Ref
3957939
Contact
Dorset Police
Job Title
Finance Director
Category
Public Sector
Experience Levels
Director
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

c£60,000 per annum plus benefits for a 24 hour per week commitment

Fantastic opportunity to join our forward-looking organisation, striving to achieve excellence in the service provided to the people of Dorset.

Dorset is home to over 800,000 people, with 3 million more visiting us every year.  Over half our population live in the south east conurbation comprising Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.  The policing challenges of working across 1024 square miles of land and a similar body of water, 3332 miles of roads and 88 miles of coastline are significant, and we are proud to report some of the lowest crime levels in the country. 

Dorset Police is a high performing and financially strong Force, graded as good in all areas assessed by HMICFRS. The ambition is to now move from good to outstanding, which will be achieved through our workforce of nearly 3,000 individuals. This requires a strong and driven executive team, of which this role will be part, working alongside warranted Chief Officers in ensuring our organisational budget of £150m is put to best use.   

About the role

As Chief Financial Officer, you will ensure that everything we do for Dorset, our residents, businesses and visitors is underpinned by first class financial management.

Reporting to the Chief Constable, and working closely with the Deputy Chief Constable, you will make a significant contribution to the development and implementation of the strategic agenda and corporate aims of Dorset Police. You will be the senior strategic adviser on all matters relating to finance and will hold the role of Section 151 Officer as required by the Local Government Act.  Building relationships of trust and productivity with our Alliance partners, Devon & Cornwall Police, as well as with the Offices of the Police & Crime Commissioners for both Force areas will be critical.

About you

You will be a senior and experienced finance professional with appropriate qualifications (CCAB/CIMA) and a track record of providing board level financial leadership in a context of scale and complexity. You will bring experience in working across organisations and influencing through multi-stakeholder relationships and engagement. We are looking for a strategic thinker able to bring their financial expertise to the fore at a time when we are moving through significant change.

How to apply

For an initial discussion about the role please contact our retained recruitment partner, Mark Bearn of HAYS Executive on.

Application is by CV and covering letter.  Please click on the apply button to access a candidate pack, including a role profile and further information on the recruitment process. 

Dorset Police is determined to promote equality and diversity in the design and provision of our services, policies, and employment practices and we would welcome applicants from minority backgrounds to help us deliver this commitment.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 4th May 2021.