Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

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30153.00 GBP Annual
15 Mar 2017
29 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Reference: TSLCB0810
Job title: Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
Salary: GBP26,822 - GBP30,153 depending upon experience and qualifications + pension scheme
Location: Filey
Working hours: Permanent, full-time. 37 hours per week

We are currently recruiting on behalf of the Town Council of Filey. Filey is situated on the east coast and is a family seaside resort which has a population of approx. 7,000 residents. The local parish precept for 2017/2018 is GBP139K and the Town Council's budget is GBP193K. Filey Town Council was the first council in Yorkshire to achieve a Quality Level in the Local Council Award Scheme in 2015.

Due to retirement, an opportunity has arisen for a Town Clerk, this position also encompasses the role of Responsible Financial Officer. The successful post holder will be expected to carry out all the functions and to serve or issue the notifications required by law of being the local authority's Proper Officer. The Town Clerk is responsible for day-to-day management of the Town Council's services and functions.

The Town Council is a Burial Authority and the post holder is also responsible for managing the Lawns Cemetery. The successful candidate will work within the Filey Town Council Offices and will manage a small team of three staff plus several volunteers. Attendance at evening meetings will be required.

The successful candidate will require excellent management and leadership skills enabling them to work in partnership with staff, councillors, the local community and business sector and external partners. This post requires candidates to have an excellent track record in administration, financial accounting procedures, policy, project management, event management, communication and strategic thinking. Experience of local government and/or town and parish council work is desirable, as is experience of monitoring budgets, preparing financial statements, experience of using SAGE Accounts or similar and excellent computer and website management skills.

Applications are invited for this senior position from suitably qualified persons who already hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or whom the Town Council would expect to achieve this qualification within 12 months of commencing employment.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please click apply today. You will be directed to a short online assessment to confirm your details. All shortlisted applicants must complete an application pack.

Interviews are provisionally planned for Thursday/Friday 4/5 May 2017.