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Vacancy - Responsible Financial Officer

27 March 2024

2024, vacancy

Vacancy - Responsible Financial Officer

The deadline for applications is the 22 April 2024 at 12 noon. Interviews will be held on the 13 May and 20 May 2024. Please email for an application pack in the first instance.

Are you an accountant looking for a change? Do you enjoy working in the community? We are seeking a motivated, detail-orientated individual with the ability to meet regular deadlines to take on one of the key roles at Loddon Town Council; the Responsible Finance Officer.

The key responsibilities will be to provide day to day financial management of the Town Council and to manage the Council’s financial affairs within the legal framework for local authorities and to comply with current legislation and recommended practice. It will also include preparation of end of year accounts, annual budgeting, management of expenditure within budgets, monthly reporting to council on all financial matters and ensuring the accuracy of financial records.

The successful candidate will also be required to oversee projects, apply and monitor grants applications and keep track of tasks and deadlines within this varied and interesting role.

The Council is seeking someone with a strong background in financial services, preferably with accounting qualifications and competency with accounting packages. The Council uses Rialtas. Local government experience is useful but not essential. The professional development of staff is supported and funded by the Council and all training will be provided.

The post is for 16 hours a week to be worked over three days, ideally Monday, Wednesday and Friday, however there is flexibility within the role and other working patterns may be considered. Whilst most of your hours will be office-based during the week, you may be required to attend evening meetings as required, and outside of your normal working hours.

The Town Council Office is within The Old School, on Church Plain, Loddon. The salary will be paid in accordance with experience and in line with the National Joint Council Salary Scale rates and will range from SCP 18 (£29,269) - SCP 21 (£30,825) pro rata. This position offers the Local Government Pension Scheme and the standard employment terms and conditions agreed nationally.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £26,606.00-£28,197.00 per year pro rata

Expected hours: 16 per week


  • Additional leave

  • Company pension

  • Flexitime


  • Monday to Friday


  • Accounting: Minimum of 1 year

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 22/04/2024

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