Council: Newbury Town Council

County: Berkshire

Salary: LC3 Above Substantive – SCP 42-45 p/a (currently £48,587 - £51,999 inclusive) (depending on experience and qualifications)

Closing date: 14/05/2023

Finance & Corporate Services Manager

Applications must be returned by 14/05/2023

Salary Scale: LC3 Above Substantive – SCP 42-45 p/a (currently £48,587 – £51,999 inclusive) (depending on experience and qualifications)

Plus: Local Government Pension Scheme, Relocation Package and Free Parking

Newbury Town Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking, and proactive Finance & Corporate Services Manager to assist the Council in achieving its targets and aspirations. The Finance & Corporate Services Manager will have the responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out in relation to the areas responsible for and will work closely and actively with the Chief Executive Officer and elected Members to help plan and develop existing services.

Based in Newbury, with a population of around 35,000, a precept of just under £1.3m for 2023/24 and an annual budget of just under £2.3m, it is a semi-rural, growing town with exceptional facilities and aspirations to ensure the very best services and facilities are provided for its residents and visitors.  There are also a number of projects which the Council wishes to undertake and complete over the next year or so.

The Finance & Corporate Services Manager will be expected to lead on managing the Council’s financial arrangements, as well as manage and organise the various support services required by the Council to enable it to function effectively and efficiently.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience – a track record of service achievement and innovation, commitment to public service, be motivated, community focused, and possess sound managerial, communication and organisational skills.

Candidates should have a knowledge of local government law and procedures as well as a sound knowledge and awareness of financial budget management, supported by suitable experience and qualifications.

Attendance at evening meetings and weekend events may be required, for which overtime will be paid.  Newbury Town Council is committed to Equality of Opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

A relocation package will be negotiated for the right candidate.

NOTE: This process is being initially managed by a third party acting for the Town Council. For an informal discussion and to access the Recruitment Pack and an application form then please call Mr Reg Williams on 07494 760535.

  • The closing date for the receipt of applications is no later than Sunday 14 May 2023.
  • Formal interviews will take place at the Council offices on Tuesday 6 June 2023.
  • It is hoped that the new Finance & Corporate Services Manager will commence their role around Monday 10 July 2023, or as soon as possible after appointment.