Vacancy: Finance Officer

Stanley Town Council

County Durham

Salary: Grade 7 (SCP 15-22); £22,911-£26,317 depending on experience and qualifications plus Local Government Pension Scheme Membership

Stanley Town Council serves the former mining town of Stanley and the surrounding villages. With a total population of over 30,000 people in over a dozen settlements, the Council represents a diverse range of communities, ranging from rural villages to areas of high deprivation.

The Council is committed to finding innovative ways to support and add value to the communities it serves. Currently the Council provides an enhanced neighbourhood wardens service for the area, an environmental caretaker team, funds 5 day a week general and money advice services and operates the Civic Hall, a multipurpose community venue and theatre.

The Council also supports a wide range of local groups and organisations through large and small grants, holds a small portfolio of community buildings which are used by vital third sector partners, provides a range of community events and takes a lead in the celebration of our area’s heritage.

The Council is building capacity in its team and is seeking a Finance Officer with the enthusiasm, commitment, drive and creativity to continue developing our services.

The duties of the job will include the general management of the council’s cashbook and creditors, maintaining the finance software, cash collection and banking, monthly bank reconcilation, production of reports, payroll and VAT returns but the post holder will also participate in budget monitoring, setting and financial analysis to support the Council’s objectives and some market testing to ensure the Council is achieving value for money.

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All applications should be submitted electronically by email to Please put “Finance Officer Application” in the subject line.

The closing date for this vacancy is midnight, Tuesday 11th June 2019.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Alan Tubman, Deputy Town Clerk on 01207 299109.