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Director of Finance and Corporate Services

The post is located at the UKHO HQ in Taunton, Somerset. There will be some travel within the UK associated with the post. We have good remote capability so there may be some flexible working opportunities, though you would be expected to spend 3 – 4 days per week in Taunton in the first few months in the role.

Taunton is the county town of Somerset and has a population of a little over 100,000. It has excellent transport links – the M5 motorway, rail links to London and Penzance and it is 40 minutes from Bristol airport. The UKHO site, which is being redeveloped to provide modern office accommodation, contains a gym and a thriving social scene with an athletics and social club. The UKHO also has the “Mini-Mariners” nursery which caters for children from birth to school age.

About the job

Job description

This is a high profile, challenging and rewarding leadership role at UKHO with the potential to make a significant impact on UKHO’s future direction. You will be the senior Finance professional within UKHO, and as a member of the Executive Committee you will deliver inspirational leadership across the organisation, with a particular emphasis on bringing first-class strategic financial insight, expertise, and experience to an organisation that is dependent on revenue generation for its future success. You will set standards, drive consistency and build financial management capability to put Finance at the heart of decision making within UKHO.

This requires outstanding financial, professional and leadership skills, allied to excellent business acumen and understanding, and adept understanding of a wide range of commercial, policy and operational contexts of UKHO.

The post-holder will oversee the development of Finance and Corporate Services into a true business enabler capable of fully supporting the UKHO’s growth by identifying value-creation opportunities, operating efficiently and effectively, managing business performance, providing the right information to the key stakeholders at the right time and being closely involved in strategic discussions.

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