Executive Director of Finance

England, South Yorkshire, Sheffield
£70000 - £90000 per annum
14 Dec 2018
11 Jan 2019
Somaia Hoyle
Job Role
Finance Director
Public Sector
Contract Type
Level of qualification
  • As a key member of Social Work England (SWE) Executive Leadership Team, you will play a significant part in building a cohesive and inclusive organisation culture.
  • This is an exciting time to join a progressive and passionate regulatory body.

Client Details

Social Work England will be the new, specialist regulator for all child, family and adult social workers in England. We will be take over responsibility from the current regulator, the Health Care Professions Council. We a non-departmental public body, operating at arm's length from government.

Our main objective will be to protect the public. We will do this by setting the standards for social workers, ensuring they meet our standings, are fully qualified and remain fit to practise.

We do not expect to begin regulating the profession before spring 2019. As such, we are currently working in readiness to launch this brand new organisation including a recruitment drive, premises and creation of digital services. Based in the heart of Sheffield, we will employ in the region of 120 people when we're fully staffed.


As Executive Director of Finance you will act as a key member of the Social Work England (SWE) Executive Leadership Team. You will lead on the delivery of the financial and commercial strategy for the organisation and support with the development of the organisation's values, culture and overall objectives. Other responsibilities will include:

  • Develop an annual internal audit programme that addresses issues of concern and verifies compliance with agreed standards.
  • Manage facilities contracts and services to ensure an appropriate working environment for Social Work England staff.
  • Ensure that the organisation's procurement is effective and contracts are negotiated and managed to achieve maximum value for money.
  • Executive responsibilities will include:

  • Act as a member of the Board and as a member of its committees, and provide information, advice and guidance to Board members.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with the staff of other directorates developing mechanisms to ensure coherence and commitment to Social Work England's work.
  • Liaise with key business planning stakeholders, including members of the Executive Leadership Team Management Team and the finance management team.
  • Profile

    This is an important appointment for Social Work England and an opportunity for an individual to join the Executive Leadership team to influence and shape the future of the organisation. You will be a qualified accountant (CCAB) and have relevant prior experience of financial management in either the private or public sector. You will be able to demonstrate considerable experience of senior level management gained ideally within a regulated environment and competent with financial planning and corporate budget management of around £10m - £15m.

    When applying for a role at Social Work England, you should take into account our competency framework. These technical competencies ensure staff are able to successfully perform a given role, which includes:

    • Leading the way.
    • Working as one team.
    • Being a business.
    • Focusing on registrants and service users.
    • Embracing change.
    • Respecting each other.

    Job Offer

    This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an ambitious and passionate individual to have a real impact on the development of Social Work England. The role will be based in beautiful new offices in Sheffield and will ideally be over 3 days a week with a salary offering of around £70,000 - £90,000 fte depending on experience.

    Closing date 11th, Interviews w/c 21st January 2019.

    NO AGENCIES *** Michael Page are working collaboratively with SWE and managing the recruitment of this role. Any CVs sent directly to the organisation will be forwarded onto Michael Page for pre-screening. ***