Deputy Chief Finance Officer/Deputy S151 Officer – Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, an innovative, high performing organisation which has ambitious plans for the service it provides to the communities of Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North-East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire. The Fire and Rescue Authority are seeking to appoint an ambitious, innovative and forward-thinking individual, with a proven track record at senior level, to the position of Deputy Chief Finance Officer and Deputy Section 151 Officer. The successful applicant will report to the Executive Director of Finance/Section 151 Officer, providing strategic financial leadership and managing the finance function.

We are seeking a value driven individual who is confident in a corporate environment, has a supportive and inclusive leadership style and a high level of emotional intelligence. You will have extensive experience of providing professional financial strategic direction, hold a recognised accountancy qualification and be a current member of a relevant body. You will possess excellent communication skills with the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders. The ideal candidate will also be credible, driven and self-motivated with excellent political acumen and an ability to drive forward continuous improvement.

Benefits package:

  • Attractive salary
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Sports and Welfare Association with free use of gym

Appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks which includes completion of the Non-Police Personal Vetting (NPPV) Level 3 clearance and references. Please note this appointment is politically restricted.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Angi Blakey, PA to Executive Director of Finance/S151 Officer, Martyn Ransom, on 01482 567174.

Here at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, our people are what make us unique and every individual who shares our values has a voice to add to our story.  We are committed to preserving our inclusive culture and promoting a sense of belonging.  We believe we grow and learn better with a diverse team of employees and, as a result, we always appoint the best applicants based on what they can bring to our organisation, drawing on the differences in who we are, how we think and what we’ve experienced.


Closing Date – 12 noon, 1st July 2024

Shortlisting – Friday 5th July

Finance Exercise and Interview – 17th and 19th July 2024

Applications will be via the submission of an application form, please complete the below application form and return it to the HR team via email on:

Salary: £70873

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: July 1 2024

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