Council: Christchurch Town Council

County: Dorset

Salary: LC2 (18-23) £26,873 -£28,770 (£13.97- £14.95p/h)

Closing date: 04/04/2024 23:00

Finance Officer

Applications must be returned by 04/04/2024 23:00


Christchurch Town Council was formed in 2019 with a single purpose, to serve its 30,000+ residents by shaping a future that reflects the aspirations and values of our diverse population.

In order to achieve our ambitious plans for the local community we are growing, and that’s where you come in!

We’re looking for an enthusiastic motivated individual who is adaptable, organised and has excellent IT skills to join our small, but high performing team.


This role is pivotal in ensuring the administration of the Council’s statutory functions and financial affairs, are carried out effectively and that business continuity is maintained.

To support the Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer during the annual audit.


  • Essential Qualifications and Skills: Experience in financial management ideally within Local Authority, proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel and Accounting Software (for example Scribe, Sage, Xero) ability to produce clear financial reports, and understanding of confidentiality and data protection principles.
  • Personal Attributes: Possess a ‘can do’ attitude, excellent communication skills, ability to work under pressure, and commitment to the organisation’s values and diversity strategy.
    If you’re a highly motivated individual with a passion for finance and a desire to make a difference to the
    community, we want to hear from you

For more information about this role please contact James Atkinson [email protected]

How to Apply

Please use the below links for the Job Description and Person Specification. A link is also provided for the application form which includes a section for equality and diversity monitoring.

  • Closing date for applications is Friday, April 5.

Click here to view the job description.

Click here to download the application form.

The job role can also be viewed on the Christchurch Town Council website here.