Senior Business Partner x 3

Adult Social Care


Strategy and Resources


Stoke-on-Trent City Council are currently undergoing an ambitious transformation across their services and are partnering with Castlefield to support the next phase of this exciting change. After successfully adding a number of driven individuals and internal promotions, we are now looking for an additional 3 candidates with the ambition and determination to continue this journey and become influential members of a forward-thinking finance team.

With excellent benefits and continued opportunities for internal progression, you will play an integral role in helping drive positive change across the city of Stoke-on-Trent. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career within a first class professional financial environment, working to increase commerciality across the Council and helping with the strategic drive to develop a city people can be proud of.

Named as one of the top 20 cities to live in the UK, Stoke-on-Trent is very much a city on the up and is continuing to grow. The council is at the forefront of Levelling Up and are embarking on a number of ambitious and exciting projects, with the finance team playing a key role in supporting delivery.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is a fantastic place to work and we aim to support the people who live and work here by providing the best services that meets the needs of communities and families. We welcome applications from people whose skills, experience and knowledge will help us to achieve our vision.

Case studies

“I re-joined the Council’s Finance team in September 2023 as the Strategic Manager for Housing Development  & Growth. Over the last 5 months I have felt welcomed and inspired by the diligent finance team at Stoke-on-Trent City Council. There is a can-do attitude here and opportunity to gain the right experience to develop a career. 

In my role no two days are the same, working in a fast-paced environment I enjoy the challenge and feel supported and motivated to deliver an excellent support service to the Council. As a member of this team, you are given the opportunity to be innovative and to make a difference.”

Helen Russell – Strategic Manager


“With 6 years’ experience in Finance within the NHS I joined Stoke-on-Trent City Council in April 2023 as an Assistant Accountant. I was keen to join Local Government to make a positive impact on the services provided within the city.

Over the course of the last 10 months I have supported Children’s Social Care where I have been given the opportunity to support budget monitoring and forecasting for high risk areas within the directorate. I have found colleagues at all levels to be welcoming and supportive, helping me to settle into my role with ease. There are plenty of learning opportunities and personal development is encouraged and supported. Through this support and my development, I have recently been promoted into the role of Accountant. I look forward to continuing working within a dynamic finance team.”

Kate Lightfoot – Accountant

Do you want to be part of this exciting journey? 

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How to Apply

To apply please send us your CV by clicking the button below

Alternatively, book in a call with one of our specialist Public Sector Consultants to find out more about the role and the Council as an employer.

Matthew Swindell | Manager – Public Sector Finance

M: 07717 774701


Sydney Seddon | Principal Resourcer

M: 07769 266 396



Application deadline: Monday 17th June

Interviews: W/C 17th June


As well as offering flexible and hybrid working our offices are easily accessible from a number of surrounding areas by car and train, conveniently located near both J15 and J16 (M6) and also just 300 yards from Stoke-on-Trent train station


Meet the Consultant

Matthew Swindell

Matthew leads Castlefield’s Local Government Finance Division, recruiting roles up to Director level.

He has an extensive nationwide network, with a strong track record partnering with a range of local authorities across the UK, on both a retained and contingent basis.

He prides himself on his personable and honest approach to recruitment, building on Castlefield’s successes in delivering on significant retained and multi-vacancy campaigns across the sector.

Castlefield Recruitment constantly seeks to deliver a professional, honest and straightforward approach that not only offers the highest level of service, but also strives to stay at the forefront of an ever-changing market place.