(also known as the Responsible Financial Officer)
£29,055 – £33,136 (FTE, subject to experience)
Shepton Mallet Town Council has a vacancy for a pro-active accountancy/finance professional to join the team to perform the duties of the Council’s Responsible Financial Officer and to assist in implementing the ambitious plans for the Town Council.
You will have sound financial management as well as bookkeeping skills and will deal with all financial and business processes, including attendance at meetings where you will need to explain complex matters in a simple manner.  You will play a key role in developing and implementing a business plan for the Council, including advising on investment opportunities and sourcing grant funding.
The main purpose of the role will be administering the Council’s financial affairs in accordance with proper practices, and you should possess the following:
Sound working knowledge of local government financial systems
Supervisory experienceExperience of budgeting, payroll, GDPR and implementing policy and procedures.
Working 18 hours over Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as part of a small, friendly team, you will have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and be flexible.
Closing date: 9th April 2019.      Interview date: 16th April 2019
Application Process: Completed application form together with a covering letter stating why you are suitable for this position. No agencies and no CVS.
If you would like more information or to have an informal chat, contact Charlotte Starkie, Town Clerk, on 01749 343984 or email