Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) position
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.
Salary range NJC SCP 30 – 34 from £36,298 – £40,478
(salary depending on qualifications and experience)
plus Local Government Pension Scheme Membership
For further information or an informal chat, please contact the Town Clerk
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01278 788088.
CV’s will not be accepted without a completed application form. Application forms can be found on our vacancies page https://burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk/job-vacancies here on the website.
The closing date for applications is Midday on Monday 24th April
Interviews will take place w/c 1st May 2023.
We value equality. We welcome applications from anyone who meets our person