Deputy City Treasurer

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Manchester City Council – Deputy City Treasurer

Salary: £98,592 – £108,853

Manchester is one of the UK’s leading cities, at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse and with a global footprint.  We bring balance to the UK’s economy, political narrative and wider social policy.  We aim to strengthen the city and improve the lives of our people and businesses – especially in these most difficult times. Effective, long-term financial planning and management has created the foundation upon which we are delivering our ambitious Vision.   

In Manchester we confidently look outwards.  We have ambitious plans for the city, including continued economic growth, the renovation of the Town Hall, the need to deliver more affordable housing, the Northern Gateway which will deliver 15,000 houses over the next decade and deepening our health and social care integration as part of the Greater Manchester devolution arrangements. We know that post-Covid, our finances will be under increasing pressure. Indeed, we’ve just started consultations on £50m of savings for 2021/22.  To maintain and increase the city’s momentum we need to stay on top of this; develop our next long-term plan, support the revised Our Manchester strategy, support our commercial partnerships, ensure a fit for purpose organisation and be a leading voice for the city nationally and across Greater Manchester.  

This role is high profile and visible, with the chance to operate at scale.  Relationships, credibility and judgement are key, as this person has an impact at the heart of many complex partnerships, working with the GMCA, Core Cities our businesses and communities.  As the Deputy City Treasurer, you’ll be the Deputy section 151 officer, with many section 151 officer functions formally delegated to you. You’ll be a trusted colleague of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer.  This offers the platform to step into a leading financial role within public service. 

Our new Deputy City Treasurer will bring exceptional judgement to tough decisions, honed from working in or closely alongside local government (or a closely aligned public service) with exposure to advising local politicians.  As a qualified accountant, you will attend Senior Management Team as required and will have access at the highest levels of the Council.  Working closely with the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer you’ll maintain our track record of stability, with a sound strategy that balances managed risk, technical creativity and effective oversight.  Naturally positive, you’ll know when to draw clear lines or offer alternative solutions to the myriad challenges we face.  You’ll build credibility through your clarity, strategic capacity, technical strengths, relationships and the confidence you create.  You’ll be astute and resourceful, whether analysing a business case, a commercial investment or proposals for re-prioritising spending.  You’ll have the technical depth and insights needed to deep dive at the drop of a hat, without being stuck in the detail.   

Overseeing a net Council budget of £665m and a Health and Social Care pooled budget of £1.23bn, Manchester is the fourth largest unitary council in England.  You’ll oversee all Finance functions including Commercial Governance, Procurement and Integrated Commissioning, with 190 staff.  Key priorities will be around planning for the 2021/22 financial year in a post-Covid, post-Brexit environment, building effective relationships with key partners and colleagues across Greater Manchester and health and social care to support joint priorities, supporting corporate colleagues to deliver new priorities, ensuring we can resource our ambitious capital and development programme, gaining the confidence of members and the CLT and leading a well-respected, corporate service. 

As a global city, we set the bar high.  Whilst the platform we offer will give our new Deputy City Treasurer a high profile, you’ll be more excited at the chance to join one of the most exciting, forward thinking cities in the UK, bringing a relentless focus on a better future for our people, businesses and communities. 

If you’re excited by our Vision for Manchester and can make a positive impact across Greater Manchester, the region and nationally, speak to our advising consultants to get more insights and find out more.  

Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

More Information


Deputy City Treasurer – MilestoneDate
Closing dateMonday 7 December
Technical (First) Interviewfrom w/c 21 December TBC.
Assessment centre and Final Panel intervieww/c 11 or w/c 18 January (assessments)
Monday 25 January (final panel interview)

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Stephen Cooley

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Mark Tobin

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