Parish Council Vacancies


Belper Town Council serves Belper and the neighbouring villages of Milford, Makeney, Farnah Green and Blackbrook. There are 16 Councillors representing 22,000 people. The Council's precept for 2019/20 is £284,271.

The Council meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month for full council. The Council is responsible for the Herbert Strutt Charity, some street furniture, some public open spaces including the Memorial Gardens, the Market Place and monthly market, the Coppice and Gibfield Lane Car Parks, the provision of grit bins, the Town's flowers beds and floral displays and Christmas Lights.

The Council employs 7 staff. The Council is based at the St Johns Chapel, The Butts, Belper.

The Role

The Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) will effectively manage and monitor the Council's finances, advise the Council on a financial strategy that meets its finance and policy objectives and ensure that its accounts and administrative procedures comply with the requirements of Accounts and Audit and other relevant Regulations.

To be responsible to the Town Clerk and provide financial, administrative and clerical support to the Town Clerk.

Applicants should demonstrate competent IT skills, have strong knowledge of SAGE, Filing of VAT returns, PAYE RTI submission knowledge is essential and the ability to work unsupervised and meet deadlines. The applicant would ideally hold but not essential a qualification in AAT or ACCA.

The post is 20 hours per week. The post is based at the Council's Office (St Johns Chapel, The Butts, Belper).

The salary is pro rata NALC/SLCC Scale LC2 new SCP 18 - 32 (£24,313 - £34,788 FTE) dependant on experience.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Application packs can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

The closing date for applications is Friday 1st November 2019 5pm. Interviews to be held week commencing Monday 18th November 2019.