The Role


£87,746 - £90,400


Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is seeking a Director for Assets, Finance and Resources. We are seeking someone with energy, drive and total commitment securing the best use of our assets and resources, and managing our finances strategically and effectively.

This role will provide visionary leadership and direction to ensure the Comhairle delivers efficient, effective and quality services within budgetary provision.  The postholder will be expected to think strategically regarding the impact of external factors and set policy frameworks to secure corporate goals.

You will be located in one of the most beautiful settings in which to live and work in Scotland and which offers the opportunity to combine a challenging but fulfilling remit with an excellent quality of life, at a time when the future delivery of local government, offers a rare opportunity for career fulfilment and development.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have a professional qualification in accountancy to allow you to meet the requirements of S.95 Officer. You will have significant management experience in a large and complex organisation. You will be required to show good political knowledge and awareness, and have a strong commitment to good governance and accountability.

The postholder will be the Comhairle’s S.95 Officer.

Should you have any queries about the role or the recruitment process, please contact Evelyn Dougherty or Kelly Shaw at Solace in Business on 020 7976 3311.

The package:

  • £85,511 - £88,165 plus £2,235 Distant Islands Allowance
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Ability to work flexibly from the Western Isles
  • Relocation support available
  • 24 days’ annual leave plus additional 5 days after 5 years’ service

Visit the apply page to register your details and access the full job documentation and details of the recruitment process.



This role has responsibility for the Financial Strategy of the Comhairle.  It will provide and be responsible for the financial direction of the authority by ensuring the development and delivery of high quality plans in line with corporate objectives.