Executive Recruitment

Head of Advisory

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Closing date:
23rd August
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
23rd August 2021
Long listing
1st September 2021
Short listing
28th September 2021
Final panel
4th October 2021


Are you the new Head of CIPFA’s Advisory team?

Head of Advisory

Are you passionate about improving the lives of others by improving public services?

Are you committed to building trust and transparency across the public sector? Increasing the financial resilience of public sector bodies? And improving the outcomes for the people and communities they serve?

Are you a proven leader in advisory services?

As The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) continues to grow its footprint across all types of public sector bodies, both within the UK and internationally, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced public services advisory services leader to head our growing advisory team.

Do you want a role that is of strategic importance?  

Focusing on financial transformation across the public sector, CIPFA’s advisory team is a key part of our CIPFA Solutions offer. More than just a traditional advisory service, CIPFA Solutions includes our wider Data, Counter Fraud, Procurement, Property and Risk offerings.

In addition, to leading the Advisory team, our new Head of Advisory will work strategically with the CIPFA’s new Head of Property, and CIPFA’s organisational transformation subsidiary – CIPFA C.Co - to drive the wider strategy of CIPFA Solutions and deliver end-to-end transformation across public sector organisations.

Are you CIPFA’s new Head of CIPFA’s Advisory team?

About you

With a proven advisory track record – ideally in the public sector or an international advisory firm – you are dynamic, commercially-minded and self-motivated with a drive to achieve CIPFA’s ambitious growth plans. You will also be committed to CIPFA’s core purpose of building trust by strengthening public financial management.  


Committed to making a difference to the world we live in, CIPFA is a UK-based international accountancy membership and standard-setting body. In addition, our blend of advisory, property, fraud, data and risk management services support our members, students and other public finance professionals throughout their careers – helping them add value to their teams and the organisations for which they work. We are the only such body globally dedicated to public financial management.

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How to apply

If you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please visit https://cipfa-recruitment.com/all-roles or for an informal and confidential conversation, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson:

Russell Brandon - +44 (0)1962 864124/ russellb@semitaresearch.com

Hilda Gjika – hilda.gjika@gatenbysanderson.com 

Paul Aristides – paul.aristides@gatenbysanderson.com  

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