Welcome

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our exciting opportunities to become part of our Finance Team at Oxfordshire County Council.

As Director of Finance, it is my privilege to be part of the Chief Executives Direct Reports, (CEDR), providing the senior leadership in delivering our vision of a Thriving Oxfordshire. As a key enabling service the Finance Team play a major part every day in helping to achieve our vision.

Oxfordshire County Council is flexible, responsive and committed to building thriving communities for everyone. By living our values and working together we can build on our strengths, make continued improvements to every aspect of what we do, and have an even greater impact on the lives of the people and communities of Oxfordshire.

Delivering the Future Together is our programme for change to help us become a great place to work and the organisation we want to be. Being part of this programme for change makes this a great time to be working in Finance for Oxfordshire County Council. The challenges are stimulating and the opportunities to make a difference are plenty.

Across Finance we strongly believe in working collaboratively and have a real presence both locally and through national networking bodies, for example I am the current President of the Society of County Treasurers, and our Director of Adult Social Care is the current President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Care (ADASS).

The Finance Team is well respected across the Council, and we take great pride in delivering an effective financial strategy that is supporting innovation and creativity and driving effective financial management. We have an excellent record of financial performance, delivering savings and maintaining strong financial resilience.

We strongly believe that Oxfordshire Finance Team is a great team to work for and continue to look for ways to improve so we can be even better. We support each other and have clear values and behaviours that we work to. We are an integral part of operations at Oxfordshire County Council, and pride ourselves on our delivery, standards and customer service.

Lorna Baxter, Direct of Finance