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Head of Finance - Advert

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Conwy: North Wales

Salary: £66,293-£76,367 (Pay award pending)

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Job reference: REQ004781 

Situated at the heart of North Wales on the edge of the stunning Snowdonia National Park, Conwy County Borough Council is an award winning local authority and excellent employer which lives by its vision of being a “Progressive County, Creating Opportunity”.

An exciting opportunity has been created for someone to continue our journey, modernising the way we work and striving for continuous excellence.


Supporting the Strategic Director Finance and Resources, you will be an excellent financial leader, with substantial post qualification experience, who: finds solutions; has the courage to do the right thing even if not necessarily popular or easy; seeks out opportunities; wants to contribute at the highest level of the Council; and has a passion for the job, embracing its importance in improving the lives of the people of Conwy and North Wales.

The post is responsible for delivering a range of important and essential services both within the Council and to our residents:

  • Accountancy and financial services
  • Exchequer functions: Payroll, Creditors and Income and Reconciliation
  • Local Taxation and Housing Benefit and Assessment Services
  • Acting as Section 151 Officer in the absence of the Strategic Director, Finance & Resources
  • Providing leadership through membership of the Senior Management Team

Experience as a leader of people and teams is very important for success and whilst a background with local government in Wales would be a distinct advantage, it is not a prerequisite, as we are equally interested in appointing someone with the attributes mentioned above, who has an understanding of the Welsh political context and who will fit well into our team.

To be successful in this role you will be an excellent communicator, have first class relationship management skills, a high level of political awareness and judgement, be highly resilient under pressure and recognise the value of teamwork.

Due to the requirements of this post, the ability to speak Welsh is desirable.

We have an exciting and ambitious agenda.  Come and join us to play a key role in achieving success for our residents and visitors.

For an informal discussion regarding the post please contact:

Amanda Hughes,
Strategic Director of Finance and Resources

Telephone: 01492 575913


Close Date: Midnight on 19 August 2022

For further information and to apply for the post please click the following link:


Midnight on 19 August 2022 Closing date
23August 2022 Shortlisting (candidates not required to attend)
Between 23 August and 30 August 2022 (agreed with candidates) Online ‘inbox’ exercise and Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ)
2 September 2022 (morning) Interview with Strategic Leadership Team (Bodlondeb, Conwy)
6 September 2022 (afternoon) Interview with Senior Employment Committee (Bodlondeb, Conwy)
Note: Dates are provisional in order to accommodate candidate availability


Conwy is committed to safeguarding. Qualifications and references will be verified.

Conwy welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. All disabled applicants who meet the essential job requirements will be guaranteed an interview. The Council will provide appropriate additional work facilities for disabled applicants. There is an option for disabled people to apply on different formats. Please contact the HR Team on 01492 576129 for further advice.

Conwy is committed to its Welsh Language Standards. We welcome applications in the Welsh Language and application forms received in the Welsh Language will not be treated less favourably than an application form submitted in English

Candidates must complete our application form to be considered. CVs by themselves will not be accepted. If you have not received an interview invitation within three weeks of the closing date, you must assume that you have not been short listed for interview.


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