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Salford City Council is committed to developing a vibrant city; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the city. The aim of the finance team is to ensure that the council manages its resources effectively. We do that through being an innovator, business partner, steward and a provider of technical financial expertise.

 We currently have four vacancies within the team to strengthen our capacity to deliver our key organisational priorities.

  • Commercial finance manager

Working up to 36 hours per week with salary up to £45,958

  • Accountants x2

Working up to 36 hours per week with salary up to £32,910. One of these roles is permanent, one on a fixed term contract to August 2022

  • Senior accountant, capital

Working up to 36 hours per week with salary up to £39,880

We are delighted that you have taken the time to find out more about these key finance roles and hope that you find this information helpful in understanding what makes Salford so special, what makes our organisation such a great place to work and what we mean by the Spirit of Salford.

A welcome letter from Joanne Hardman, chief finance officer

Want to know more about what it’s like to work here and how we do things? Read on!

  • #TeamSalford – our values, benefits, your development and more. Here is what we offer as an organisation in recognition for continued commitment to helping build a ‘Fairer, Greener and Healthier Salford.’ Visit Why work for #TeamSalford? to find out more.
  • Our leadership behaviours – here at Salford, leadership is action and not a position – we lead through our behaviours, values, and culture. We promote a positive permission culture and our leaders ensure that our people are empowered to innovate, grow, and thrive to develop new and exciting ways of doing things. By demonstrating our leadership behaviours, you will develop values-based leadership skills and work to be successful in leading our organisation and shaping our city. Visit Our leadership behaviours to find our more.
  • Our ways of working –putting people at the heart of success really is how we do things at Salford, we co-design services with the people who know most about what they need. We try new and different ways of working like our ‘squad’ working approach and our innovative and people-centred ‘Salford Way’ change methodology to develop our service.

Vacancy details

If this sounds a like a place you would like to work, then we would love to hear from you and receive an application to find out more about you. Here is some further information about these roles and how to apply. We will look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application.

Commercial finance manager  

This role will lead a small team of accountants overseeing the financial management and monitoring of the Property, Housing and Regeneration services.

Accountant  (one permanenet, one fixed term)

These roles will sit on our Place accountancy team, providing revenue and capital financial management support to a defined service area.

Senior accountant, capital  

This role will sit on our corporate accountancy team. You will coordinate the development of our capital programme and capital strategy and advise on technical capital and asset accounting matters.

Still interested and want to apply? Great!

Here is some important information that should help guide you through the application process:

Please apply through the website by submitting your CV and a supporting statement detailing how you meet the requirements outlined in the role profile. We need no more than three sides of A4 for this. In this statement you will need to demonstrate how you meet the key requirements of role as detailed in the ‘what we need from you’ section of the role profile. We will use this as part of the assessment process.

We will also need you to provide the details of two referees. These will only be contacted should you progress to the final selection process and only with your permission. Please clearly indicate whether we can approach each referee before the selection date.

The interviews for these roles will be held virtually or may be face to face if appropriate, following social distancing and meeting public health guidance at the time.

If you want to find out more or for a confidential discussion, please do contact Chris Hesketh at or call 0161 793 2668.

Equality and diversity

Our people are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to roles. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion, belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity.

We are committed to making our recruitment practises barrier-free and as accessible as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact let us know.

Finally, we wish you every success in your application and are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Want to know more about Salford?

Take a look at some of the information below if you want to find out more about Salford:

  • This is Salford – an introduction to our City
  • The Great Eight – our vision is to create ‘a fairer, greener and healthier Salford’ for all. To help us achieve this vision we have identified some key priorities to tackle the problems faced by the people of Salford, the Great Eight.
  • Tackling inequalities – as we strive to tackle inequality in the city, we are beginning a journey of economic transformation, with the mapping out of the city’s economic future through key pieces of city council work. We’re calling this The Salford Way. Hear from our City Mayor Paul Dennett as he launches the ‘Salford Way’.
  • Closing the divide – we have a vision for a fairer and more inclusive local economy that delivers greater social and environmental justice, where wealth is shared more widely across all our communities. ‘Closing the divide’ is our inclusive economy strategy to build an inclusive and green Salford economy for all.
  • No one left behind – we also want Salford to be a fairer and more inclusive place where everyone can reach their full potential and live prosperous and fulfilling lives free from poverty and inequality. ‘No one left behind’ is our anti-poverty strategy to prevent and reduce poverty in Salford.
  • Corporate performance – our Corporate Performance report outlines our key achievements during these challenging times in delivering our priorities and what we have done to make a difference to the lives of people who live and work in Salford.