Executive Recruitment

Chief Finance Officer and S151

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Hertfordshire Constabulary
£110,000 - £120,000
£110,000 - £120,000
Closing date:
4th November
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
09.00am - Monday 4th November 2019
Longlist Meeting
Thursday 7th November 2019
Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson
w/c 11th & w/c 18th November 2019
Shortlist Meeting
Monday 25th November 2019
Psychometric Assessments
w/c 2nd December 2019
Final Panel
Friday 13th December 2019


At Hertfordshire Constabulary we are committed to delivering the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan, protecting the county’s population of well over a million across an area of 632 square miles. The force currently employs more than 3,500 Police Officers and Police Staff, supported by 250 Special Constables, and over 900 volunteers.

We are looking for an experienced and proactive finance leader to join our Chief Officer team as Chief Finance Officer (CFO). This is a broad and challenging role that will require an outstanding professional with clear demonstrable ability to operate in a complex, collaborative environment. Reporting into Chief Constable Charlie Hall, the new CFO will have a broad remit covering Finance, ICT, Estates and Facilities, and will deliver statutory Section 151 responsibilities.

We are a collegiate force and are thrilled to have formed a successful strategic alliance with Bedfordshire Police and Cambridgeshire Constabulary, we also remain committed to working in close partnership with the other police forces in the Eastern region. The strategic alliance has produced extensive achievements in the collaboration of operational and organisational departments and the new CFO will need to work constructively with their counterparts in the other two forces to ensure an effective and efficient use of resources across the alliance.

In the next year, Hertfordshire Constabulary will be embarking on an ambitious programme to redevelop our HQ at Welwyn Garden City, the CFO will play a significant role in the success of this project and therefore, experience of leading change or large-scale programmes would also be beneficial in this appointment.

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How to apply

To apply for this post, please submit:

  • A comprehensive CV.
  • A supporting statement that addresses the criteria set out in the ‘Entry Requirements’section of the Candidate Information Pack (maximum 3 sides of A4) and tell us why you are particularly interested in this role.
  • Details of two referees who we would be able to contact at shortlist stage.
  • Please also tell us about any dates provided in this pack on which you would not be available to participate in the selection process.

If you have any queries about the appointment process, need additional information or wish to have an informal and confidential discussion please contact Peter Buffoni (07964 877 654) or Olivia Robinson (0113 205 6298) at GatenbySanderson, who will be pleased to talk to you.

Equality and Diversity
Hertfordshire Constabulary is committed to increasing representation from under represented groups which includes those who identify as black and minority ethnic (BME), female, LGBT and disabled. Therefore, we would encourage applications from these individuals.

Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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