Executive Recruitment
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
up to £136,000
Closing date:
7th June
Job Ref:

Recruitment timetable

Closing date
7th June 2019
Longlist meeting
w/c 10th June 2019
Preliminary interviews
20th June (pm) and 21st June 2019
Shortlist meeting
27th June 2019
Final interviews
12th July 2019

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In Greater Manchester we have been setting the English devolution agenda – taking on new powers and responsibilities, developing a far reaching and ambitious strategic plan, and working collaboratively with government and partners to achieve our aims. 

Greater Manchester Combined Authority is at the heart of this. Our Mayor and ten council leaders have responsibility for more devolved powers than any other place, including fire, waste, police and crime, transport, health and economic growth. GMCA's purpose is to shape and enable the city region to deliver on its shared ambition, which is to make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old. ​ We have brought together many skilled and talented teams and individuals, with a large range of disciplines and knowledge, to ensure GM delivers on these devolved powers. We are a pioneer in the public sector.

We are currently looking to recruit a new Treasurer, who will be the statutory section 73 officer for the CA (equivalent to a S151) and oversee our large revenue and capital budgets.  Managing a team who cover our finance, audit and procurement functions, the Treasurer will report to the chief executive but also work closely with the Mayor as well as the senior officers and Members from the 10 authorities in GM.  In addition, your networks will include central government, other CAs, the health sector and numerous other agencies and bodies. 

This is a role like no other.  It is huge in scope, complex and challenging – but it is also one of the most exciting finance jobs in the country.  You will be at the heart of what is a ground breaking and far reaching devolution agenda, developing new ways of working and helping to ensure that our diverse communities thrive.  Candidates will need to have senior finance experience in a local government setting, as well as the skills and credibility to form excellent relationships with a wide array of stakeholders and the drive and determination to make a real difference across Greater Manchester.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Luke Judd
0113 205 6077
Gillian Young
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