Opportunities

General Info

Council: Blandford Forum Town Council

County: Dorset

Salary: Spinal Column Point 28 to 30 (pro rata) £32,798 - £34,373

Closing date: 27/06/2022 10:00

Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned by 27/06/2022 10:00

Hours: Part-time position at 25 hours per week

Salary: Spinal Column Point 28 to 30 (pro rata) £32,798 – £34,373


Blandford Forum Town Council has a vacancy for an enthusiastic and motivated Responsible Financial Officer who would like to be part of a small, friendly, hard-working and committed team of staff.

The successful applicant will hold a book-keeping or accounting qualification equivalent to a minimum of AAT Level 3 and be fully conversant with Sage 50 (or equivalent).

A good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel software is required, together with experience of running Sage Payroll.

Experience of budgets and production of management reports, together with knowledge of local government accounting, would be an advantage.

Closing Date: 10 am on Monday 27 June 2022

Interview Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Blandford Forum Town Council is the parish authority for the town of Blandford Forum in North Dorset and has an estimated population of 11,013 (2017 census).

Blandford Forum is a historic and rural market town with unique Georgian architecture. It is 409 hectares in area and has approximately 5,058 dwellings (2011 census). The Town Council is the third tier of government after parliament and Dorset Council. Its legal powers are granted to it, and regulated, by various government acts.

Blandford Forum Town Council was the first council in Dorset to be awarded with Quality Gold Council Status. The staff are committed to working to high standards and working closely with the community.

The Town Council’s budget for 2022-2023 is £803,241 and it is responsible for a Grade I listed building, play areas, a skate park, recreation grounds, sports pavilions, the town’s Cemetery/Chapel and various events throughout the year including the town’s Acts of Remembrance.

For information on the Town Council’s Accounts, please visit: www.blandfordforum-tc.gov.uk/accounts

For further information, and to download an application pack, please visit: www.blandfordforum-tc.gov.uk/town-council/vacancies

To request a printed copy, please e-mail: admin@blandfordforum-tc.gov.uk, telephone: 01258 454500, or visit the Town Clerk’s Office in Church Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7AD.