Seaford Town CouncilSeaford Town Council
Seaford Town Council, 37 Church Street, Seaford, BN25 1HG.
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Temporary Responsible Financial Officer - 1 day per fortnight

Are you looking for a temporary, part time senior financial role to fit around other commitments? Do you have a strong financial background? Whether you have previous experience within local government or not, this could be the role for you.

Seaford is in the midst of various improvements and developments, with Seaford Town Council at the forefront driving these changes with the many exciting projects in the pipeline for the town.

The Council is looking for a one day per fortnight Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) to support its two-person finance team. The key focus of the RFO will be to drive forward the financial strategies of the Council, ensure good fiscal governance is present for all Council activities and project plans, authorising processes as per Council Financial Regulations and other policies, and other strategical financial tasks.

The role would be on a rolling monthly contract and it is acknowledged that a few more hours may be required in addition to the one day per fortnight during an induction period. There may also be occasional attendance at evening meetings.

You will need to have a strong, proven financial background, especially in the absence of previous local government experience. Whilst local government experience would be beneficial, the right financial mind and level of business acumen will mean these sector-specific practices can be learned with an effective training and induction program.

The Council is looking for someone to come on board as soon as possible. For an informal chat, please contact the Town Clerk, James Corrigan, on 01323 894 870 during usual office hours (Monday to Friday, 9.30am-5pm). The full job description is available to view below. Also on the website is a wealth of information surrounding the Council’s finances, governance and current activities.

Closing date for contact: Friday 25th May 2018.

Job Advert - Temporary RFO

Job Description - RFO


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