Job Vacancy – Responsible Financial Officer

Job Vacancy – Responsible Financial Officer

Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

Much Wenlock Town Council

Part time, 25 hours per week

Do you have a passion for public service and a strong track record in managing finances

Much Wenlock Town Council is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) to join our team. This is a pivotal role for the Council, and you will be responsible for ensuring the effective and accountable management of our finances.

About the Role

As the RFO, you will play a key role in the Council’s financial well-being. You will be responsible for a wide range of duties, including:

  • Financial Management: Overseeing the day-to-day financial operations of the Council, including expenditure control, budgeting, and cash flow management.
  • Financial Reporting: Producing accurate and timely financial reports, ensuring compliance with all relevant standards and statutory requirements.
  • Financial Risk Management: Identifying and mitigating financial risks, maintaining a strong internal control framework, and ensuring best practice.
  • Governance: Providing financial advice and guidance to the Council and its committees, supporting informed decision-making.
  • Compliance: Ensuring adherence to all relevant legislation and regulations governing local authority finances.
  • Internal Audit: You will facilitate the internal audit process and ensure appropriate action is taken on any recommendations.

You are the ideal candidate if you have: 

  • Experience in public sector finance, ideally within a local authority environment (beneficial but not essential).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and provide clear financial information to a non-financial audience.
  • A commitment to accuracy and detail.
  • A proactive and self-motivated approach to work.
  • Proficiency in financial management software.

    We offer:

    • A competitive salary: LC2, SCP 20-25 (£30,296 – £33,945 pro-rata), dependent on experience
    • A contributory public sector pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 24%
    • Flexibility on working days and times
    • The opportunity to work in a supportive and collaborative environment in a historic and prestigious Council
    • Study support to undertake relevant training
    • Free onsite parking in Much Wenlock
    • The chance to make a real difference to the local community.

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To apply:

For an application pack, please visit our website, or email

Closing date for applications: Monday, 13th May 2024 (midday) (Extended Deadline)

Interviews: Week commencing 13th/20th May 2024


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