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Chief Finance Officer    

Are you a dynamic and experienced financial professional looking for a new challenge?  If so, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner would welcome your application for a new and exciting Chief Finance Officer role.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, the Chief Finance Officer will be responsible for the effective delivery of financial management and statutory reporting requirements against a background of fiscal constraints whilst ensuring financial sustainability for the future.

This role will be the section 151 officer for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Cumbria Fire and Rescue; and overseeing the group which includes Cumbria Constabulary.  The successful candidate will play a pivotal role within the organisation as it takes on responsibility for Fire Governance from 1 April 2023.

As part of the Senior Management Team your expertise will support the Commissioner in their oversight role of Cumbria Constabulary and Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.  You will develop and oversee capital investment programmes, whilst having commercial awareness and advising on current and emerging risks.  Ensuring not only sound financial management, but the delivery of value for money services in line with the Police and Crime Commissioner’s priorities for policing and fire in Cumbria.

You will have at least five years’ experience in a professional finance environment, preferably within the public sector. Your expertise will be key to ensuring not only sound financial management, but the delivery of value for money services.

As an experienced manager an essential element to this role is building strong working relationships and understanding the political environment in which we work.  You will support, encourage and motivate those around you, creating a constructive work environment where teamwork and strong working relationships thrive.

How to apply

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For further information, please email: or telephone 01768 217734.

Applications must be returned by 5.00 pm on Thursday 8 December 2022 to either, The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner,   1-2 Carleton Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2AU or via email to

Shortlisting will be carried out on Monday 12 December 2022 with interviews being held on Thursday 15 December 2022

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