Who we are… Rutland County Council is the smallest Unitary Authority in England, but just because we are a small team does not mean we cannot make a big difference, multum-in parvo is our motto! Rutland offers fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of residents in our local community – we really are one of the best places to live, learn, work, play and visit. This is your chance to become part of an amazing team, delivering great services throughout the county.
Recently gaining accreditation as a CIPFA Platinum Employer, we are committed to investing and developing our team, making this a great time to join us on this journey and help shape the high quality service provided to residents, businesses and visitors to Rutland.
Who you are… CCAB qualified, or working towards, you will be able to support budget holders to understand their responsibilities, explaining complex information to a wide range of people in a coherent and user friendly way. Working collaboratively, you will be proactive and solution focused in your approach to problem solving, thinking through issues logically to ensure the answer works helps achieve the outcomes of our medium term financial plan. Motivated and flexible in your approach, you will play a key role in driving the service forward.
What we need from you… In depth knowledge of accounting and financial management regulations and practice, combined with previous experience in a similar public service environment, will help you to juggle your workload and meet deadlines. Partnering a particular area of the organisation, you will be able to build good relationships, providing support and advice across the core financial cycle of budget setting budget monitoring and closing of the accounts. Able to manage people effectively, you will ensure the wider finance team provide seamless support to our customers.
What we offer in return… Work that makes a difference to people’s lives within this beautiful county, in addition to structured salary reviews, local government pension scheme, discounted access to ‘Active Rutland’ keep fit activities and Flexi-Time to name just a few!
We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we really want to hear from you…
What to do now… Please visit www.rutland.gov.uk for more information. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Andrew Merry, Finance Manager on 01572 758152 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for applications will be 1 March 2019 and interviews will take place in weeks commencing 11th and 18th March 2019.
All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.
Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.
How to apply
We will be accepting online applications for this role, if you require access to a computer or the internet resources are available at Rutland County Council’s Catmose site and within the County’s libraries, a member of the team will be happy to help you with your application.
Please contact us on 01572 75 8291 to make alternative arrangements, if for any other reason you may struggle to complete the online application. The application forms can be made available in alternative and accessible formats.