Council: Monmouth Town Council

County: Gwent

Salary: SCP35 (£41,496) – SCP42 (£48,587) depending on experience and relevant qualifications

Closing date: 12/02/2023

Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)/Deputy Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 12/02/2023

Hours: 24 hours per week (with potential scope for increase)

Salary: SCP35 (£41,496) – SCP42 (£48,587) depending on experience and relevant qualifications

An opportunity has arisen to join the dedicated and professional team at Monmouth Town Council. Applications are invited from proactive experienced professionals with proven and demonstrable organisational and financial skills to partner our elected members.

The successful applicant will be the Responsible Finance Officer of the Council and have a statutory duty to carry out all the functions required by law. You will be part of the team responsible for ensuring the Council receives the advice and information it requires to ensure good governance by your experience and/or research with available resources.

You will need to be enthusiastic, flexible and community-focussed with excellent administrative, interpersonal, accounting and IT skills in order to work successfully with staff, councillors, external organisations, stakeholders and the community. Excellent verbal and written skills are essential.

You will hold, or be willing to work towards holding, the Financial Introduction to Local Council Administration (FILCA). You will be politically aware and able to demonstrate a sound understanding of Local Government and current issues.

Monmouth, the County Town of Monmouthshire with a population of 10,500, is situated on the confluence of the Rivers Wye and Monnow. It has a vibrant active community supported by the Town Council which currently consists of 19 elected members and two other part time officers. The Council’s budget for 2023-24 is £588,030.

The post holder would be expected to work mainly from the Shire Hall, Monmouth with availability to attend evening meetings and occasional weekends also a requirement.

This post is eligible for the Local Government Pension Scheme and the terms and conditions of service are in line with the National Joint Council guidelines.

For a full job description and an application form (all applicants must complete one to be considered) or for more information, please contact [email protected]

NOTE: If short listed, you will be expected to undertake a multi-stage recruitment process, including an interview, skills test and presentation.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 12 February 2023