Council: Kidderminster Town Council

County: Worcestershire

Salary: SCP 50 - 54: £55,684 - £62,779 (pay increase pending) dependent on experience and qualifications

Closing date: 04/03/2022

Chief Executive and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned by 04/03/2022

Salary:  SCP 50 -54 : £55,684 – £62,779, (pay increase pending) dependent on experience and qualifications

Kidderminster Town Council is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive with Responsible Financial Officer duties.

Kidderminster is an historic market town in the county of Worcestershire, the second largest town in the county with a population of more than 55,000. It currently manages and supports a range of public facilities and services including events, allotments, street furniture, memorials, statues and Kidderminster Town Hall. The Council operates from the Town Hall with monthly meetings taking place in the historic Council Chamber plus regular meetings of three sub committees, with a precept of £831,160 and 18 councillor seats across 6 wards.

This vacancy comes at an exciting time for the town. In partnership with Wyre Forest District Council, it has successfully secured a grant of £17.9m as part of the Government’s Government’s Levelling Up fund, which will be used to improve Kidderminster town centre for the community across a series of ambitious capital projects. The refurbishment and development of the Town Hall into a thriving Arts Hub and performance space is one such project and the new Chief Executive will play a key role in the success of this venture.

With all this in mind, Kidderminster Town Council is looking for the right candidate to take the organisation to its next level of development, building on the strong base created over the last seven years. The new Chief Executive will be required to oversee the ambitious and exciting development projects in train, act as an effective advocate for the Town and bring rigorous and inspiring leadership to the strategic management of the Town Council.

Applicants should ideally have experience of Local Government, including formal Committee work, implementation of council policies, the provision of advice and guidance on statutory and legislative matters, and in providing financial management support in ensuring adherence to Financial Regulations. Ideally you will possess a level 3 CiLCA qualification as a minimum. An accountancy qualification would also be an advantage.

This is a full time, permanent post based at Kidderminster Town Hall.

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Closing date for applications is Friday 4 March.