COLEFORD TOWN COUNCIL: Forest of Dean District
ASSISTANT CLERK & RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER (RFO)
Coleford Town Council is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and forward-looking Assistant Clerk / Responsible Finance Officer (RFO), with the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to work, in support of the Town Clerk, and Council Members, to deliver its priorities. This role, importantly, and specifically includes financial responsibilities, as RFO, and the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to work with the Town Clerk in managing the Council’s finances, are essential. Key objectives of the RFO aspects, are to:
- manage the Council’s bank accounts and invoicing.
- prepare monthly reports and annual financial statements.
- ensure and operate effective internal financial controls and recording.
This role further, therefore, demands good accounting, financial management and reporting skills, and experience of appropriate Accounting Systems is key. The successful candidate will be able to show good attention to detail and the ability to work closely and effectively with other council staff.
Coleford Town Council provides a wide range of high-quality community services including Tourist Information, Cemetery, King George V Playing Field and Bells Field leisure area. The Council has 13 elected members with a regular annual budget in excess of £500,000.
We are seeking a high calibre individual, who shares our values of excellent community service, to work actively, in support of the Town Clerk, and the elected members of this Town Council
The key objectives of this post are to:
- develop existing services, ensuring the efficient and effective implementation of Council business.
- improve communication within our community and with partner organisations.
- ensure that the Council’s governance is maintained to the very highest possible standard.
The role demands self-motivation, excellent administrative and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, lateral thinking and an ability to forge strong working relationships with the Council, partners and the community. The successful candidate will demonstrate relevant experience and being able to work on their own initiative, resourcefully, with minimum supervision. Commitment, flexibility, diplomacy and an ability to communicate effectively at all levels are key elements for this post.
The post is to commence as soon as possible, working 37 hours per week. Some evening meetings and occasional weekend work will be necessary.
Salary will be on the national scale LC2 pro rata, within the range of scale points 24-28 (£28,672 – £32,234) depending on qualifications and experience, and subject to annual review.
An Application Pack for this Post, is available below: