Opportunities

General Info

Council: Burnham Parish Council

County: Buckinghamshire

Salary: £34,650 per annum pro rata - 19 hours per week (0.5)

Closing date: 04/12/2020

Finance Manager

Applications must be returned on 04/12/2020

About Burnham Parish Council

The parish council represents the thriving community of Burnham, a large village of 13,000 residents, set between Slough and Maidenhead, and including the ancient woodland of Burnham Beeches.

The parish council has 19 councillors and a team of 14 staff. It is the first tier of local government, with responsibilities including managing Burnham Park Hall; large playing fields, the George Pitcher Memorial Ground; parks and playgrounds; street furniture and local amenities; a wide variety of community events; supporting local organisations; and representing the views of the local community on issues such as planning and on local and national consultations.

You can find out more about us at our website: www.burnhamparish.gov.uk


We are looking for a Finance Manager to join our team, taking an active role in managing the financial work of the council, and supporting our efforts to build a stronger and more vibrant community.

The Finance Manager is responsible for all aspects of the financial administration of the council, and works with the parish clerk to monitor, manage, and report the finances of both the business activities and community work of the council. They must be happy managing the day-to-day financial processing, whilst also advising on broader strategy.

An engaged and proactive Finance Manager is essential to helping us prudently manage our resources, allowing us to undertake a wide variety of valuable and engaging community events, projects, and services. This is a great opportunity for an individual to make a real difference to the lives of the local community.

The successful candidate will work 2 ½ days per week within our small team in the offices in the heart of the village in the vibrant Burnham Park Hall or in necessary, work at home if government guidelines require this. We are an equal opportunities employer, and support flexible working hours.

For a full job description and person specification click here

If you would like to apply, please submit a CV; details of two referees; and a covering letter. The covering letter should state why you are interested in the post, and how you feel you meet the each aspect of the person specification criteria.

For more information, please contact the clerk on 07702130432 or clerk@burnhamparish.gov.uk

Closing date for applications is Friday 4th December 2020.

Interviews will be held the week beginning Monday 14th December 2020.