Location: Pershore, Worcestershire
Salary: Career Grade in the range Grade 5 to Grade 8, £18,560 to £29,854
Closing date: 23rd October 2016
Start Date: As soon as possible but no later than December 2016
Details of the organisation
Wychavon District Council is a Local Authority which covers a significant part of the county of Worcestershire, providing services to around 119,000 residents in the 3 towns of Evesham, Pershore and Droitwich and nearly 100 hamlets and villages including Broadway, the gateway to the Cotswolds.
The Council shares a Chief Executive with Malvern Hills District Council and is involved in many shared services and joint working arrangements with Malvern Hills and other councils. Some services are delivered by the Council’s 263 staff and others through partnerships with companies such as Civica, that provide our Revenues and Benefits service, Wychavon Leisure, that run our leisure centres, and FCC, that provide our waste collection and recycling service.
The Financial Services team provides a valuable support service to all areas of the council and the work of the team includes budgeting, budget monitoring, accounting and treasury management as well as procurement, payment of all the Council’s invoices and collection of all debts apart from Council Tax and Business Rates. The Council’s net expenditure on services each year is about £12m, although its gross expenditure is in the region of £50m+. Over the years Wychavon District Council has won many awards for the services it provides, its customer services and its innovation and is widely recognised as a good example of a progressive and efficient Council.
About the role
The training programme will incorporate a range of technical and managerial skills, including financial and management accounting, auditing, leadership, management, governance and public policy. The postholder will gain practical experience from working on a variety of projects to ensure that all of these areas are covered.
CIPFA qualification training and examinations paid for, Membership of Local Government Pension Scheme, Subsidised Gym Membership, On site parking, Café, Subsidised Creche, 25 days annual leave, flexible working