To deliver our ambitious plans in the current financial environment, we have been conducting a top to bottom restructure of the council. The senior management team was restructured and reduced in 2016, and the concept of function-based directorates has been abolished. We have adopted a ‘One Council’ approach where colleagues work together across the organisation with the sole focus of delivering better outcomes for our residents and businesses.

Our new workforce strategy is helping us develop the talent we need to maximise the opportunities and face the challenges ahead and highlights the five key behaviours we expect all current and future employees to live and breathe. The roles advertised below are all key elements of our new look council and the size of the task ahead should not be underestimated. There are many challenges to overcome, but the sort of people we’re looking for won’t mind this. Successful candidates will thrive on challenge, and work with purpose, desire and infectious enthusiasm. 


Digital & Business Operations

The Digital and Business Operations Team is part of the Council’s Operations Hub and works closely in partnership with Capita Southampton Limited (CSL) which delivers the council’s revenue and benefits services, customer services, IT, HR and Payroll, Learning and Development and Procurement. This role is a leading member of the management team reporting to the Service Director for Digital and Business Operations, and will also have a close working relationship with the Technology Director for CSL.  Given its importance to the future of the Council, the strategic work undertaken by this role will report to the Customer, Digital and Commercialisation Board, chaired by the Council’s Chief Strategy Officer.

Click on the tab below to find out more about our latest vacancy within the Digital and Business Operations Team.

Service Lead - Digital and Strategic IT

Salary - Circa £85k, more available for an exceptional candidate.



Finance and Commercialisation

The Finance and Commercialisation Team are part of Southampton City Council’s Strategy Hub. The team provide strategic financial and commercial services and advice across the organisation to enable the Council’s planning and operational activity to be delivered in sustainable and cost effective ways. The Service Director, Finance and Commercialisation, is designated as S151 Officer and the team operate in accordance with statutory requirements. The team work closely with HR, Intelligence, Insight and Communications. They also work in collaboration with operational teams and partners to ensure compliant and effective financial and commercial services enabling the Council to deliver the agreed outcomes in the medium and long term.

The team are responsible for driving improvements in financial management, customer experience, operational excellence and compliance and organisational capability and growth through an aligned process, clear plans and policies and effective stakeholder engagement.

Click on the tab below to find out more about our latest vacancies within the Finance and Commercialisation Team.

Finance Business Partner

Starting  salary £46,551 per annum rising to £52,799 per annum


Project Accountant

Starting salary £42,899 per annum rising to £47,480 per annum


Finance Analyst

Starting salary £31,601per annum rising to £36,379 per annum





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