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Job Vacancy – Deputy Clerk/RFO

Job Advertisement: Deputy Town Clerk / Responsible Finance Officer

Carterton Town Council is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join our team in the role of Deputy Town Clerk / Responsible Finance Officer (RFO). This is a key position within the council, offering an exciting opportunity to contribute to the effective management of our finances and office resources.

Position: Deputy Town Clerk / Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)
Pay Grade: SCP 24-32 (£33,024 – £40,221)
Hours: 37 hours per week, including evening meetings and occasional weekend work
Location: Carterton Town Hall, Alvescot Rd, Carterton

Closing Date:  12th February 2024

Job Purpose: As Deputy Town Clerk / RFO, you will be responsible for managing the council’s finances, overseeing office resources and staff, and deputising for the Town Clerk. You will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth running of the council’s financial processes, attending meetings, and leading on specific projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Effective management of the office and staff.
  • Managing council finances, including budget preparation, monitoring, and year-end accounts.
  • Recording minutes and actions for full town council meetings.
  • Leading specific projects.
  • Deputising for the Town Clerk.


Person Specification: We are looking for candidates with practical experience in financial management, staff management, and administrative duties. Essential qualifications include Maths GCSE (grade A-C) and A Levels in English, or five years of report writing. High-level skills in MS Office suite are required.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively in a team. Experience in public sector financial accounting, CiLCA or equivalent council qualification, and computer-based payroll would be desirable.

How to Apply: The application form should be returned to Simon Garwood, Town Clerk, at by 5.00pm on Monday 12th February.

Carterton Town Council is an equal opportunities employer, and we encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

Join us in making a positive impact on Carterton’s community!




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