Executive post

Finance Portfolio Holder


The development of strategic policy to ensure that the Council has put in place proper arrangements to secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness in its use of resources, i.e. Value for Money.


To ensure that the Council has proper arrangements in place for securing financial resilience.


Working with partners and stakeholders in the public, private and voluntary sector, at national, regional and sub-regional level. To act as an ambassador and advocate for the Communities of South Lakeland.


To represent the Council on local and other strategic partnerships including nominated representative on the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership as appropriate.


Policies, Plans and Strategies

Medium Term Financial Strategy

Budget Framework

Procurement Strategy

Discretionary Benefit and Rate Relief Policies

Council Tax Reduction Scheme


Key Areas

Strategic Finance

Budget monitoring

Treasury Management

Capital Programme

Value for money


Savings programme

Payments and Sundry Debtors

Insurance and risk management

Benefits Administration

Council Tax Collection

Local and Cumbria Wide Strategic Partnerships

Relationships with Government Departments, and other relevant authorities at a sub-regional, regional and national level.