Director of Corporate Services -Public Sector

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary £20.33 - £25.07 per hour
Published 4 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Lesley-Anne Fitzgerald
Job ref NIC0001116_1600772923

Job description

Staffline are working in partnership with a large public sector organisation to recruit a temporary Director of Corporate Services to start ASAP for a duration of 3-6 Months

Pay rate: 0-12 week's £20.33per hour

13+ week's £25.07per hour

Location: Belfast - City Centre

Hours: Mon - Fri (9.00am - 5.00pm)

Essential Criteria

It is essential that candidates have:

  • A degree level qualification (minimum 2:2) with a relevant professional qualification (see below) in either Accountancy, Finance or Human Resources, and a minimum of 5 years post qualification working experience, 3 years of which should be at senior management level with a record of success in human resources and financial management in a multi-disciplinary context linking service delivery to strategic objectives.

Recognised professional Accountancy bodies:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
  • The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Recognised professional Human Resources body:

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - Full Membership required (MCIPD).


  • Demonstrable experience of providing effective leadership, and motivating and supporting a team.
  • Ability to analyse complex and diverse information and communicating this effectively to colleagues.
  • Have a current and valid driving licence that enables you to drive in Northern Ireland and have a car available for official business use or access to a form of personal transport that will enable you to meet the requirements of post in full.

Duties and responsibilities of the role

  • Develop and manage all internal support systems efficiently and effectively, including financial management, information systems, human resources, security, procurement and facilities management.
  • Provide positive and professional leadership to the staff in the Corporate Services directorate, ensuring that it is well managed and develops as a strategic function to support and promote the activities of the Office of the Police Ombudsman.
  • Contribute to the corporate management of the Office as a member of the senior management team, providing leadership in ensuring that the vision and values are understood and embedded so as to gain and maintain the confidence of diverse stakeholders. In particular, supporting a culture based on collaborative working, with focuses on people, outcomes and positive reputation management.
  • Responsible for directing the finance function ensuring proper administration of the Police Ombudsman's financial affairs, developing and recommending budget and financial planning strategies, budget monitoring and reporting to the Chief Executive and the Police Ombudsman, providing all appropriate assurances to the Chief Executive in her role as Accounting Officer and to the Department of Justice as Sponsor Department.
  • With the Chief Executive and other directors, develop the corporate and business plans and provide a clear sense of purpose and direction by developing and implementing a coherent corporate services strategy (including areas such as security, procurement, administration) through achievable action plans.
  • Establish good working relations with key stakeholders and manage relationships effectively with key external contractors and suppliers.
  • Responsible for directing the human resource function and the provision of advice on personnel matters to the Police Ombudsman, Chief Executive and Directors, including oversight of development and review of strategies, policy proposals and procedures on personnel matters including recruitment, staff appraisal, training and development, payroll, pensions and employee relations.
  • Responsible for directing the information and communications technologies (ICT) function and oversight of ICT strategy development and implementation.
  • Liaison with the Executive Office on reporting mechanisms, staffing, management framework, financial delegation etc.
  • Responsible for the oversight of security policies and procedures within the Office and for ensuring effective organisational compliance.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Access NI Disclosure check at a cost of £18/£33. A person's criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, Lesley-Anne Fitzgerald will be in touch to confirm if you have been shortlisted.


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