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Circa £50,000 pro rata



The closing date for this post is 12 noon on 30th January 2023 

Why work for us? 

The role of Senior Finance Officer for the Office of the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner is offered on a part time basis between 2.5 – 4 days per week (salary to be pro rata).

What is the Role 

We are looking for a qualified accountant to play a leading role in the operation of our finance team.  

You will be directly responsible for managing the £20.0m budget held by the PCC to run their office, which includes commissioning services to support victims of crime and running the West Mercia Police estate. You will also have an active role in leading work around the Joint Audit Committee and Risk Management. 

You will also support the Treasurer in the key role of oversight and scrutinising £240m of police spend. You will also need to provide key and trusted advice to senior leaders around budget builds and medium term financial plans each year to deliver the best possible services to local communities.  

The Treasurer is the S.151 officer and has a statutory role in providing financial advice to the PCC and ensuring financial plans are legal and affordable. This role would require you to deputise as S.151 officer in the absence of the Treasurer.

Please provide a covering letter and CV (no more than 2 pages for each) to demonstrate why you are suitable for the role.

If you would like to discuss the job profile or any aspect of the working arrangements, please contact the Treasurer Paul Benfield on 01905332034

Why work for us? 

We’re on a journey to shape the future of policing in our three counties and we want you to be part of it. 

We value difference and believe in creating an inclusive working environment where our employees feel safe to make suggestions and voice their opinions. 

We want to show our staff that they’re valued, which is why we offer

  • generous annual leave entitlements,
  • local government pension scheme
  • flexible working opportunities
  • access to gym facilities onsite.
  • 5 mins from Junction 6 of the M5 with free onsite parking
  • access to a host of staff associations to ensure you get the support you need through your career. 

This is a part time role and we support many ways of working and can offer a range of flexible working arrangements. So if you’re interested and need to work flexibly, we encourage you to apply and talk to us about what might be possible. 

We embrace diversity and welcome applications from everyone. 

If you require any support to complete your application or you have any questions please contact the recruitment team on 01905 718444 (press option 1 then 5) or email [email protected] (internally please use MyBop) 

To read more about the added benefits and rewards of working for West Mercia Police, please go to our website

Internal applicants who are in need of redeployment will be offered positions ahead of other candidates, subject to them passing a selection process. 

Once this job has closed, the job advert & associated documents will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records. 

If you are viewing this advert on Indeed, Total Jobs or another job board, it is worth noting that there is more information about the position on the West Mercia Police website, this will include the role profile.

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