Assistant Director Strategic Resources Lead Finance Business Partner - About NYCC

Assistant directors of strategic resources are high profile within the council in both central and directorate management teams, ensuring they are at the heart of decision making.

Gary Fielding, Corporate DIrector, Strategic Resources

We have recently strengthened this position to meet the demands of doing more with less.  We have adopted the business partner approach for resources within the council and the range of services commissioned through this post goes well beyond traditional finance.

We know that we remain a largely service focused and relatively lean organisation.  That makes our financial challenges all the more difficult but we have a plan to take the council to 2020 and beyond. This approach is a departure from the traditional way of doing business in the council and brings with it challenges that need strong and inclusive leadership.  We are resolute in our focus to do more to future-proof the council and its frontline services.  You will be at the heart of innovation in the council.

As the lead business partner for our children and young people’s service you will need to be a champion for excellent finance, procurement, property, technology, change, project management and commercial services. This will require a confident strategic manager with a focus on customer, performance and growth. You need to be more than a good finance professional – you need to be an excellent leader.


This post leads on performance, procurement or property management and value for money for the whole Council. The strive for increased productivity, income and savings means that the post holder will need to be able to work well with colleagues to ensure that they underpin the business within service directorates. That’s why we need somebody who can lead and take colleagues with them.

You will be a key member of both the strategic resources leadership team and the children and young people’s leadership team at an exciting time. With this comes the opportunity to lead, shape and influence how we deliver strategic resources to deliver the high impact required.

North Yorkshire has a growing reputation for its children and young people’s service; successful ofsted outcomes, award winning innovation programmes and sharing best practice nationally.

To get find out more about some of the ambitious commercial opportunities we have successfully achieved so far have a look at the following video:


This year so far alone we have:

  • Commended as one of the country’s leading local authorities for its innovation in delivering effective services and protecting the frontline in a time of national financial stringency from the Local Government Chronicle Awards (LGA).
  • Been shortlisted finalists in the national public finance innovation awards (including finance team of the year).
  • Highly commended in Council of the Year with the Local Government Chronicle awards (LGC, one of the most coveted awards available to local authorities).
  • Won partnership of the year for our children and young people’s multi-agency screening team and shortlisted for entrepreneurial council of the year (for our commercial approach) with the Local Government Chronicle awards.  

Joining our successful teams provide the opportunity for personal and professional growth.

If this challenge excites you, we look forward to hearing from you.

For more information about the role please take a look here or if you haven't yet read the welcome message from our chief executive Richard Flinton please have a look here.

Gary Fielding
Corporate Director Strategic Resources

Key documents

 Council plan (pdf / 2 MB)

NYCC strategies, plans and policies

Strategic documents

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