Council: Patchway Town Council

County: South Gloucestershire

Salary: NJC Scale Point 24 – 28 (£33,024 – 36,648 per annum) depending on qualifications and experience (pro-rata)

Closing date:

Responsible Finance Officer

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Patchway Town Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking and proactive Responsible Finance Officer to manage the Town Council’s day to day finances as well as maintaining financial systems along with the current contract accountant.

Salary within the NJC Scale Point 24 – 28 (£33,024 – 36,648 per annum) depending on qualifications and experience (pro-rata) There is also enrolment in the Local Government Pension Scheme through the Avon Pension Fund as well as an entitlement of 23 days holiday per year (pro-rata). We also have flexible working arrangements as well as the ability to occasionally work from home.

As we are seeking the right candidate for this post to start as soon as possible, Patchway Town Council reserves the right to withdraw this job advertisement without prior notice.

This is a fixed term (6-12 months) part-time position – 15 hours per week.

Patchway Town Council is located in South Gloucestershire and has good links to the M5, M4 as well as the A38. Patchway is a short drive from Cribbs Causeway, a popular shopping and entertainment destination.

Patchway Town Council is an ambitious council which has overseen over £4 million of investment into their infrastructure in recent years. The Town Council are responsible for numerous assets around the town and directly manage most of them!

If you have excellent financial, Committee and administrative experience in a local authority or similar environment, ideally understand local government financial systems and procedures, accounts, payroll, budget setting and monitoring, risk management and controls, this post is ideal.

You will assist the Clerk to the Council in the effective and proper management and control of the Council’s financial affairs by maintaining proper financial systems, records and controls, preparing and monitoring the Council’s budgets, organising the payroll, ensuring that the Council complies with all requirements of Internal and External Audit, managing all aspects of insurance and the asset register and reporting to the Council and committees.

Highly motivated and a good team player, you will bring excellent numerical, analytical, communication, IT and interpersonal skills, have a flexible and “hands on” approach and able to meet tight deadlines.

Attendance at evening meetings will be required, for which time off in lieu will be granted.

Patchway Town Council is a progressive Town Council who have been recently awarded the ‘Quality Gold’ status of The Local Council Award Scheme. Patchway Town Council is also a Living Wage Employer.

More details about the role:

​Access to a full training programme with Avon Local Council’s Association and the Society of Local Council Clerks.

Memberships to professional bodies such as the Society of Local Council Clerks.

Free parking in Patchway Town Council Office private car park.

If you have a genuine interest in helping our forward thinking and energetic Council develop and deliver timely, quality and innovative services to the local community, this post is ideal.

More information can be found below on the Person Specification and Job Description.

Please contact the Locum Clerk, Jack Turner for an informal chat about the role via email to [email protected]

The job description, person specification and application form can be found online below.

Please submit all applications via email to [email protected] clearly marked FAO of Jack Turner.

Job description

Person specification

Application form