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Job Vacancy: Administration & Finance Assistant

Salary Scale 3 SCP (14-17) £16,781 - £17,772) pro rata

Part Time: 15 hours per week; 3 hours per day to be negotiated

Relevant accounting qualification/experience essential

Main purpose of the job

A part time vacancy has arisen to join Keighley Town Council as the Administration and Finance Assistant. You will be responsible for providing administration support to the Town Clerk’s office and to the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) in all activities associated with the smooth running of the Council. The Town Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) who holds a statutory office appointed by the Council under s.151 of the Local Government Act. The role of the Admin & Finance Assistant is to support the Town Clerk/RFO and ensure that financial control is maintained and to provide general office administration support in particular to organising the weekly mail out to council members, ensuring that all documents which should be in the envelopes are included.

Duties and Responsibilites in the absence of the Responsible Financial Officer 

  • To act as the Council’s RFO in the event of long term absence of the RFO. A separate job description and grading will apply in this situation, subject to the recommendation of the Council’s Human Resources Committee and ratification by Full Council.
  • To ensure that the RBS Omega computerised accounts and financial management system is maintained with up to date records of income and expenditure of the Council, retaining and filing all original documents, ensuring that income due is billed and received promptly, and preparing the lists of schedules of payments once they have been authorised

Closing date for all applications: 12 noon, Friday 04 August 2017. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Town Clerk on 01535 618277.

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LC2 – SCP 26-29 (£22,937) pro rata – Applicants that do not hold the CILCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) qualification/willingness to work towards

LC2 – SCP 30 -34 (£26,293) pro rata – Applicants who hold the CILCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) qualification

Keighley, the third largest civil parish in England, is a former engineering and textile town with a strong local identity and a population of 54,000 nestling in the heart of Bronte Country and on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.  Historically part of the West Riding, since 1974 Keighley has been within Bradford Metropolitan District Council and has promoted itself as a tourist destination and major service centre – The Capital of Airedale. Keighley is a 25-minute commute by electric train from Leeds City Centre, the major regional hub of West Yorkshire, and just over an hour’s drive from Manchester. With its attractive South Pennines hinterland, it is an ideal base for anyone contemplating relocation.

Keighley Town Council seeks a Deputy Town Clerk to the Council who will support the Town Clerk for the Council to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue the notifications required by law of a local authority's Proper Officer. The  Deputy Clerk is expected to advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect of the Authority's activities and in particular to produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions.  The Deputy Clerk will be responsible for servicing council committees in addition to event management and other duties as required.

The person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and raising the profile of the Council as well as planning and implementing a published programme of community events, across the calendar year. He/she will be expected to demonstrate leadership, administrative, project management and interpersonal skills and have a high level of computer literacy, together with an ability to forge strong partnerships within the community and business sectors. The post holder will manage the Council’s statutory requirements in accordance with “Local Government Best Practice Standards” and ensure the effective implementation of Keighley Town Council decisions, including providing professional advice to Elected Members and regular attendance at evening meetings. The successful candidate will work within Keighley Civic Centre, the renovated former police station.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on 04 October 2016. Informal discussions concerning the role can be made by contacting the chair of Human Resources, Cllr Pedley on 07810353903 or the Town Clerk on 01535 618277

Deputy Town Clerk:

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A Cleaner is required for 10 hours per week at Keighley Civic Centre.

To provide a comprehensive cleaning service at the Civic Centre facilities including function room setting and layout to customers’ requirements (ad hoc basis), cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, washing/buffing floors, emptying bins, cleaning toilets to ensure high standards of cleanliness and hygiene at all times.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 01 April 2016.  Interviews will be held within 2 to 3 weeks after this date.


A Facilities Caretaker is required for 15 hours per week at Keighley Civic Centre.

To provide a caretaking service to the Civic Centre, to encompass maintenance, cleaning supervision, security, minor repairs and additional duties as and when required.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 18 March 2016.  Interviews will be held within 2 to 3 weeks after this date.


Please see below for Job Description and Person Specification

Please apply by completing an Application Form, which can be downloaded from the link below and emailed to [email protected] or sent via post to Keighley Town Council.


Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form



Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form