Executive Recruitment
Adrian Gregson, Leader of Worcester City Council

"This an exciting time to be joining our leadership team as we look forward to welcoming our new Corporate Director..."

Adrian Gregson, Leader of Worcester City Council

Dear Candidate

Appointment of Corporate Director – Finance & Resources

Thank you for your interest in this exciting role. We are looking for a visionary and practical Director to join our Corporate Leadership Team.  Like most Councils, our financial position for the next few years is challenging , although we have clear and realistic plans to deliver to service standards at least as good as those we achieve now despite a backdrop of diminishing resources.  You will be central to our plans to get more from less as well as generating additional income.

Our cross-party City Plan sets out a vision to build a successful future on 2,000 years of history. It focuses on ambitious aims of achieving stronger and connected communities, a prosperous city, a healthy and active city, a heritage city for the 21st Century, and sustaining and improving our assets.

The Council has agreed a net operational budget of £10.504m for 2017/18, and has taken steps to ensure balanced budgets can be set for the following four years. This has been possible thanks to an ambitious Transformation Plan with stretching targets for increasing our income by 2021/22.

As Director of Finance & Resources and our Section 151 Officer your leadership will be key to ensuring we achieve our ambitious plans in a prudent and sustainable way.     

Alongside the finance function, the appointee will lead a portfolio of corporate services including Human Resources, Legal, Democratic, Property and Internal Audit Shared Services.

This an exciting time to be joining our leadership team as we look forward to welcoming our new Corporate Director and moving to a new committee system of governance in May. You’ll need to be able to work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to deliver the very best you can for the people of Worcester, securing better outcomes and achieving great value for money.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact our advising consultants GatenbySanderson who would be happy to help.

Worcester is a great place to live and work. I hope this information pack inspires you to apply.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Adrian Gregson
Leader of Worcester City Council

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