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- January 18, 2019
Our client, Scottish Futures Trust is an infrastructure delivery company that is owned by the Scottish government. The organisation’s main aim is “to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of infrastructure investment and use in Scotland by working collaboratively with public bodies and industry, leading to better value for money and ultimately improved public services.”
Working with numerous public and private sector partners across their many programmes, Scottish Futures Trust:
- Plan future infrastructure investment
- Innovate to secure new ways to fund essential infrastructure
- Improve the management of existing properties
- Deliver important infrastructure programmes
With construction one of the highest economic multipliers of any government expenditure, Scottish Futures Trust’s infrastructure programmes have a positive effect on Scotland’s economy as they support thousands of jobs and create many more training and apprenticeship positions. Then when operational, better roads, top-class schools, affordable homes, world-class hospitals as well as the availability of super-fast broadband make an even greater contribution to the economy as locations become more attractive to live and work in, trade is made easier through improved transport links and businesses thrive by having access to fast and reliable digital communications.
Corporate Services Director
This is a new role which has been designed as part of an organisational restructure to support the continuous development of SFT. The role holder will be instrumental in balancing competing demands and priorities across a range of professional functions and disciplines to ensure the delivery of objectives. A true business enabler, with an ability to manage business performance, and provide the right information at the right time to key stakeholders. The ability to actively participate in strategic decision making will also be important.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Director of Corporate Services will be a key member of the Leadership Team providing inspirational leadership across the organisation, with a particular emphasis on bringing first class financial management expertise and driving a high-performance culture. A high level of financial literacy and experience working in a financial control environment will be essential for this role. As the post holder will take overall responsibility for annual accounts preparation, it is highly likely that the successful candidate will hold a finance or accounting qualification.
Building and maintaining excellent working relationships will also be key with SFT employees, the Leadership Team, Scottish Government contacts and suppliers. The post holder will be at home working within a small and dynamic team, bringing a strong corporate backbone to an agile organisation working in the public-sector environment.
To lead the corporate functions in SFT which includes finance, human resources, ICT, procurement, office administration, communications and data protection in order to ensure a high level of corporate support is provided to enable the delivery of the business and corporate plans. Participate as a member of the Leadership Team in creating, communicating and implementing SFT’s vision, mission, culture and overall objectives.
- 5 direct reports
- Overall responsibility for Corporate budget – £2-£2.5M
- SFT Budget – £11M
To apply please send your CV to Adam Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.