Council: Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council

County: Somerset

Salary: Salary range NJC SCP 30 - 34 from £36,298 – £40,478 (salary depending on qualifications and experience)

Closing date: 24/04/2023 12:00

Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

Applications must be returned by 24/04/2023 12:00

Salary range: NJC SCP 30 – 34 from £36,298 – £40,478 (salary depending on qualifications and experience) plus Local Government Pension Scheme Membership

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council has a full time (37 hours) vacancy for an enthusiastic and motivated Responsible Financial Officer. This is a challenging but rewarding role managing the Council’s financial and accounting processes and annual audit.

The two towns of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge share the same administrative parish and are within walking or cycling distance of each other, but each town retains its own distinct character. The Town Council is well placed to unite and coordinate the actions of all stakeholders, be they local  authorities, businesses or residents.

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge has a combined population of around 20,000. The Town Council’s budgeted annual expenditure is around £850,000 and is responsible for The Old Courthouse, the thriving Princess Theatre, three cemeteries and various events throughout the year including the town’s Remembrance Parade.

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council are looking for an applicant with a minimum of 2 years proven success of working in a financial role, ideally within a Local Council. The applicant will have experience in budgetary control, managing income and expenditure, payroll including pensions and VAT. The successful candidate will be expected to hold a recognised finance or accounting qualification.

You will work from the Town Council Office, as well as remotely and there will be occasional attendance at evening meetings. You will take full responsibility for the Council’s Finance & Resources Committee meeting.

Reporting to the Town Clerk, you will have a strong team ethic and a positive can-do approach. You will be a good communicator and competent with IT programmes. With strong numeracy skills and excellent attention to detail you will be expected to work accurately within a regulated financial framework. Honesty and integrity are essential qualities for the successful candidate.

For further information or an informal chat, please contact the Town Clerk: [email protected] or 01278 788088.

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CV’s will not be accepted without a completed application form.

The closing date for applications is Midday on Monday 24 April 2023.

Interviews will take place w/c 1 May 2023.

We value equality. We welcome applications from anyone who meets our person specification.