Opportunities

General Info

Council: Dover Town Council

County: Kent

Salary: Circa £45,000 p.a. plus local government pension scheme (dependent on experience and qualifications)

Closing date: 18/03/2022 17:00

Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned by 18/03/2022 17:00

Salary: Circa £45,000 p.a. plus local government pension scheme (dependent on experience and qualifications)

Hours: Full time, 37 hrs a week


Dover Town Council is recruiting a Responsible Financial Officer (S151) for an active, urban council engaged in a wide range of projects. The RFO will work alongside the Town Clerk within a small, experienced and friendly team – our current postholder is retiring after 25 years with us.

The ideal person will be a chartered accountant with experience or extensive knowledge of the special requirements of a local council; will be a disciplined and self- motivated team player; and have a positive approach to employing resources to improve the quality of life for our townspeople.

Excellent IT skills required – we use the RBS Omega accounts system.

Role will involve facilities and property management; health and safety management and a good understanding of a political environment.

Flexible working can be negotiated with regular evening meetings and occasional weekend events required.

Please visit www.dovertowncouncil.gov.uk or email council@dovertowncouncil.gov.uk for a job description and person specification.

Please apply with a C.V and covering letter or statement of no more than 1500 words explaining how you meet the person specification to council@dovertowncouncil.gov.uk

If you would like to visit the offices or have an informal discussion in advance of applying then please email Allison.burton@dovertowncouncil.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: March 18 5pm

Panel interview and psychometric testing: March 31

Final interview: April 7 2022