Assistant Director Strategic Resources Lead Finance Business Partner - About the Job Role

We are looking for a professional, performance-focused leader and decision-maker to drive performance and change, and support our future.

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Salary: Up to £90k per annum

Location: Northallerton

North Yorkshire County Council is pursuing ambitious plans for transformation. We face challenges balancing the need to make large-scale efficiencies with our plans for modernisation and commercial growth.

We are looking for a professional, performance-focused leader and decision-maker to shape our future direction in relation to strategic financial management, influence key stakeholders, support service improvement and drive commercial growth.

The post is 1 of 3 similar posts within the council and the postholder will lead on financial management for children and young people’s service. Each of the 3 posts also leads on a cross council theme: procurement, property or commercial management allocated accordingly to strengths, knowledge and interest.

This is not a typical finance leadership role, therefore we advise that interested candidates read the overall job description and have an informal conversation with the corporate director of strategic resources Gary Fielding to explore the dimensions of this role.

In summary the lead business partner approach has three main elements to it:

  1. finance expert: expert financial leadership and management for a portfolio of services
  2. resource agent identifying needs of and accessing a number of strategic corporate resources for a portfolio of services
  3. corporate lead for delivery of procurement, property or commercial management across the council

The right candidate will probably already be working at an executive or senior level in a finance role ideally within a large complex organisation and will have a clear vision of success, a passion for significant challenges, and a track record of delivering lasting results.

North Yorkshire has a growing reputation for both its strategic resources; with public sector finance and LGA innovation award accolades and its children and young people’s service; with successful Ofsted outcomes, award winning innovation programmes and sharing best practice nationally.

This provides the opportunity for ambitious individuals to make their mark, safe in the knowledge that they have a strong base to develop personally and professionally.

  • Closing date: 2 November
  • Shortlisting w/c 6 November
  • Interview date: 22 and 23 November

For an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Gary Fielding, corporate director of strategic resources on 01609 533304. For information regarding the recruitment process please contact Sarah France-Gorton, principal adviser resourcing and reward on 01609 798106.

To find out more about what it is like to work at North Yorkshire County Council take a look at the following video clip:


To hear from our chief executive, Richard Flinton make sure you read our welcome page here and find more information about NYCC here.

To apply please send your CV including a personal statement in one word document to by midnight on 2 November.

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and name of place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment and the contact details of at least two referees including your current/most recent employer indicating whether you provide us with the authority to contact each referee prior to interview. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification below.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

This is a politically restricted post.

Key documents

 Job description / person specification (pdf / 288 KB)

 Relocation policy (pdf / 180 KB)

 Benefits brochure (pdf / 1 MB)

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