Welcome 

Mannie Ketley, Executive Director of Rugby Borough Council

With our world-renowned status as the birthplace of the game, Rugby’s now also home to the equally-renowned Manufacturing Technology Centre. With expertise in electric vehicle technologies, robotics and logistics, we’re making the most of our central location to bring high value jobs to our borough.

And with major housing, retail and employment developments both recently completed and in the pipeline, and a town centre regeneration programme getting started, it’s an exciting time to live and work in Rugby.

Following a recent reshaping, The Financial Services Team is evolving so that it can adapt to the transformation taking place within the Borough.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for two positive, driven individuals to join the Finance Team who will come and support our programme of change and bring something new to bring to our Council and the Borough.

Following an internal promotion we are looking to recruit a new Technical and Finance Manager who will as a Deputy Section 151 Officer support the Chief Officer of Finance and Performance in the operation and development of all financial activities of the Council. You will play a crucial role in the delivery of service transformation, driving efficiency and productivity improvements and also the optimisation of income opportunities. We are looking for someone that will champion excellent management of financial resources, promote efficiency, high performance, probity and excellent value for money services.

Our new Funding and Treasury Officer is a development post, which has been newly established in the team and is key to understanding how local government is financed and the impact Council Tax, Business rates and grant funding has on service delivery and how we can make best use of our resources through our borrowing and investment strategies. This technical role will be fundamental in us delivering our medium term aspirations. The role will also be key when providing financial advice and assistance on all aspects of financial activity from initial draft budget preparation to the completion of final accounts for audit.

As you can see we are an ambitious authority and we have some fantastic opportunities for you to help us make these ambitions become a reality. If you are excited by these roles and want to work for a progressive authority, who will develop you to be your best, then we’d be delighted to receive your application.

About Rugby Borough Council

We are an ambitious local authority serving the borough of Rugby, in the centre of England close to Coventry, Leicester and Northampton.

One of the fastest growing boroughs in the country, we serve around 110,000 residents.

We employ around 550 staff working in our offices, at home, across our cultural facilities and running our direct labour services. 42 borough councillors, representing electors in 16 wards, run the council using a leader and cabinet model.

The organisation is led by the Executive Director, who with her deputy, comprise the leadership team that is also made up of Chief Officers for the following service areas:

 

  • Communities and Homes
  • Legal and Governance
  • Growth and Investment
  • Finance and Performance
  • Digital and Communications
  • Leisure and Wellbeing
  • Operational services
  • Regulation and Safety

Our main services include waste and recycling, planning, development strategy, housing, licensing, elections, council tax, benefits, parking, business support and economic regeneration, community safety, environmental health, commercial regulation, parks and open spaces, arts and visitor services, bereavement services, sport and recreation.

These are supported by talented and motivated support teams covering finance and performance, HR, legal and democratic services, customer services, IT and marketing and communications.

Our Corporate Strategy will shape and direct the work of local public services in the borough of Rugby for the next three years. We have developed ambitious commitments to focus on climate change and the environment, on our economy, and on health and wellbeing. We will deliver the jobs, homes, and infrastructure our borough needs.

To support these objectives, we have also made some organisational commitments that will help us prioritise and redirect resources. These are the things that are right for Rugby.

About Rugby Borough Council

We are an ambitious local authority serving the borough of Rugby, in the centre of England close to Coventry, Leicester and Northampton.

One of the fastest growing boroughs in the country, we serve around 110,000 residents.

We employ around 550 staff working in our offices, at home, across our cultural facilities and running our direct labour services. 42 borough councillors, representing electors in 16 wards, run the council using a leader and cabinet model.

The organisation is led by the Executive Director, who with her deputy, comprise the leadership team that is also made up of Chief Officers for the following service areas:

 

  • Communities and Homes
  • Legal and Governance
  • Growth and Investment
  • Finance and Performance
  • Digital and Communications
  • Leisure and Wellbeing
  • Operational services
  • Regulation and Safety
Our main services include waste and recycling, planning, development strategy, housing, licensing, elections, council tax, benefits, parking, business support and economic regeneration, community safety, environmental health, commercial regulation, parks and open spaces, arts and visitor services, bereavement services, sport and recreation.

These are supported by talented and motivated support teams covering finance and performance, HR, legal and democratic services, customer services, IT and marketing and communications.

Our Corporate Strategy will shape and direct the work of local public services in the borough of Rugby for the next three years. We have developed ambitious commitments to focus on climate change and the environment, on our economy, and on health and wellbeing. We will deliver the jobs, homes, and infrastructure our borough needs.

To support these objectives, we have also made some organisational commitments that will help us prioritise and redirect resources. These are the things that are right for Rugby.

We have excellent transport links, great out of town shopping and numerous cafes and restaurants in the town centre.

There’s plenty to do for an enjoyable or lively evening out in the Rugby Town.

The Rugby theatre hosts several productions a year, including classical drama, modern plays and mainstream musicals. All of the performances are delivered by volunteers within the venue’s intimate setting, the combination of which provides a unique atmosphere for live entertainment.

Working in Rugby

When William Webb Ellis caught a football at Rugby School and ran with it, a game was born. And though the game has changed since Webb Ellis created history in 1823, its heart remains in the town of Rugby. Rugby is a small market town in Warwickshire with a big history.
Our Art Gallery, Museum and Visitor Centre is a modern building, which is in contrast to the grand old buildings of Rugby School, where the game of Rugby was first played.
Many of the pubs and bars in the town centre contribute to the local music scene. Regular gigs and open mic nights cover a range of genres. If you’re looking to test your knowledge, quiz nights can be found on days throughout the week.

The Benn Hall is the town’s largest multi-purpose events venue. Since opening in 1961, it has played host to a wealth of famous faces, entertained thousands of guests, and been the setting for many unforgettable occasions. A regular programme of events includes music, tribute acts, comedy, theatre, dance and performance.

The town centre has a wonderful selection of cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy, with a mix of chains alongside local establishments. If you’re hoping for a relaxing coffee or lunchtime bite, you don’t need to look far.

There’s a good mix of commercial and independently managed hotels, with upmarket options for a unique stay.  Warwickshire has a very popular canal network with a number of local providers renting narrow boats for holidays and short breaks.

Working in Rugby

We have excellent transport links, great out of town shopping and numerous cafes and restaurants in the town centre.

There’s plenty to do for an enjoyable or lively evening out in the Rugby Town.

The Rugby theatre hosts several productions a year, including classical drama, modern plays and mainstream musicals. All of the performances are delivered by volunteers within the venue’s intimate setting, the combination of which provides a unique atmosphere for live entertainment.

When William Webb Ellis caught a football at Rugby School and ran with it, a game was born. And though the game has changed since Webb Ellis created history in 1823, its heart remains in the town of Rugby. Rugby is a small market town in Warwickshire with a big history.
Our Art Gallery, Museum and Visitor Centre is a modern building, which is in contrast to the grand old buildings of Rugby School, where the game of Rugby was first played.
Many of the pubs and bars in the town centre contribute to the local music scene. Regular gigs and open mic nights cover a range of genres. If you’re looking to test your knowledge, quiz nights can be found on days throughout the week.

The Benn Hall is the town’s largest multi-purpose events venue. Since opening in 1961, it has played host to a wealth of famous faces, entertained thousands of guests, and been the setting for many unforgettable occasions. A regular programme of events includes music, tribute acts, comedy, theatre, dance and performance.

The town centre has a wonderful selection of cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy, with a mix of chains alongside local establishments. If you’re hoping for a relaxing coffee or lunchtime bite, you don’t need to look far.

There’s a good mix of commercial and independently managed hotels, with upmarket options for a unique stay.  Warwickshire has a very popular canal network with a number of local providers renting narrow boats for holidays and short breaks.

Our Values

Customers First

• We put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

• We are polite and approachable.

• We listen to our customers, respond to them and keep them informed about what is happening.

• We see things from the customer’s point of view.

Act with Respect

• We are friendly towards, listen to and respect each other.

• We act with openness, integrity, honesty and trust.

• We share ideas and knowledge with each other.

• We welcome, challenge and take account of alternative opinions and the wider picture.

Nurture People

• We are all champions of our organisation.

• We value our employees, invest in their development and provide equal opportunities for growth and progression.

• We give our people encouragement, authority and support to be creative and flexible in how they deliver services.

• Together, we approach each day with passion, enthusiasm and tenacity.

Drive Excellence

• We work towards a common goal through cooperation and teamwork.

• We work together to support the Council’s priorities.

• We do what is right, not merely what is expected.

• We constantly look to improve our processes, value for money and effectiveness.

Own It

• We take personal responsibility for our actions.

• We admit to mistakes and put things right, asking for help when it’s needed.

• We look after our assets as though they are our own.

• We are committed to sustainability and working in an environmentally friendly way.

About the Roles

Technical and Finance Manager

£50,440 – £53,427
(inclusive of £1,238 Deputy S151 allowance & £5,345 market supplement)

Are you motivated, enthusiastic, see change as an opportunity to develop and improve the way we work? Then Rugby Borough Council is the place to be…

Here at Rugby Borough Council, we’re growing. In fact, we’re proud to be one of the fastest growing towns in the country, with some exciting commercial developments. This has all been made possible thanks to our strong financial position. We have a strong, collaborative and supportive culture that enables everyone to grow and develop. Ensuring employees have a positive work life balance is really important to us. We have an agile working policy, which enables our people to work flexibly either at home and/or in the main Town Hall.

Following an internal promotion and a restructure of the Financial Services Team, we now have an exciting opportunity for a Technical and Finance Manager. You could be an aspiring leader, who is looking to gain experience as a Deputy S151 Officer who we will support and develop in making the step-up or an experienced leader who is looking for a change and to wants to lead a new team.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading the Council’s Financial Services function, including managing the operation of all activities of the Financial Services and leading all members of financial staff in their work and development.
  • Acting as Deputy Section 151 Officer under the Local Government Act 1972 and support the Chief Officer Finance and Performance in the operation and development of all financial activities of the Council.
  • Supporting the delivery of the Transformation agenda in collaboration with the Transformation lead officer.
  • Providing financial advice and information to all Councillors and officers within the Council.
  • Contributing towards the democratic and corporate activities of the Council.
  • Acting as the technical lead including the local government accounting relating to relevant Accounting Codes of Practice, Statutory requirements and to grant regimes.
  • Championing excellent management of financial resources, promoting efficiency, high performance, probity and excellent value for money services and will play a crucial role in the delivery of service transformation, driving efficiency and productivity improvements and also the optimisation of income opportunities.
  • Ensuring that members and officers are provided with high quality strategic advice and direction on financial strategies, policies, standards and practices, enabling timely and well-informed decisions to be made in the knowledge of the impact of those decisions will have financially on the Council

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to expand their Finance experience at a senior level.

If you are positive, driven who shares our ambition and vision, then we want to hear from you

For an informal discussion about this role, please call Jon Illingworth, Chief Officer for Finance and Performance on 01788 533410.

Closing Date: 13 October 2021
Interview Date: w/c 25 October 2021 (face to face or Teams)

Job Description & Personnel Specification

 

 

Lead Accountant

£41,313 – £44,298 
(includes a market supplement)

Are you motivated, enthusiastic, see change as an opportunity to develop and improve the way we work? Then Rugby Borough Council is the place to be…

Here at Rugby Borough Council, we’re growing. In fact, we’re proud to be one of the fastest growing towns in the country, with some exciting commercial developments. This has all been made possible thanks to our strong financial position. We have a strong, collaborative and supportive culture that enables everyone to grow and develop. Ensuring employees have a positive work life balance is really important to us. We have an agile working policy, which enables our people to work flexibly either at home and/or in the main Town Hall.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Accountant. You could be an newly qualifies accountant, who we will support in making the step-up or an experienced accountant who is looking for a change and wants to be part of a new exciting and supportive team.

There are two generic lead accountants within the team who will share the responsibility for:

  • The annual budget setting process for the General Fund and Housing Revenue Account ensuring that the council’s strategic objectives for financial matters are also met in the medium term through effective planning in conjunction with the Technical and Finance Manager.
  • The production of financial strategies including the Medium Term Financial Strategy, Medium Term Financial Plan, Housing Business Plan, Treasury Management Strategy and Capital Strategy.
  • Role dependant, to act as the Council’s expert on all financial matters relating to
     – Housing Services, including the HRA and General Fund Housing services
     – General Fund
     – Treasury Management
     – Collection Fund
  • Manage and co-ordinate the Council’s revenue and capital budget monitoring, including preparation of reports for Leadership Team and Committees.
  • Provide a proactive internal financial advisory service to the Council across a range of major corporate initiatives, projects and schemes.
  • The Council’s Treasury Management activities and Council Strategy
  • All VAT implications in respect of payments made and income received.
  • The development of financial reporting and monitoring tools for Budget Managers to support the Council’s objective to provide a more self-service approach to forecasting and budget planning.
  • Co-ordinate the Council’s capital budgets and programme, including financing and all associated balance sheet and asset management transactions.
  • To play a significant and leading role in the closure of the Council’s annual accounts and production of the Statement of Accounts, for the General Fund, the HRA and collection fund, plus the Whole of Government Accounts.

If you’re positive, driven and are interested in delivering and embedding change whilst providing a high standard of financial support then this is the move for you.

For an informal discussion about this role, please call Jon Illingworth, Chief Officer for Finance and Performance on 01788 533410.

Closing Date: 17 October 2021
Interview Date: w/c 1 November 2021 (face to face or Teams)

Job Description & Personnel Specification

 

 

Funding and Treasury Officer

Development post/Accountant

AAT qualified £25,911-£29,577
CCAB qualified £29,577-£33,782

Are you motivated, enthusiastic, see change as an opportunity to develop and improve the way we work? Then Rugby Borough Council is the place to be…

Here at Rugby Borough Council, we’re growing. In fact, we’re proud to be one of the fastest growing towns in the country, with some exciting commercial developments. This has all been made possible thanks to our strong financial position. We have a strong, collaborative and supportive culture that enables everyone to grow and develop. Ensuring employees have a positive work life balance is really important to us. We have an agile working policy, which enables our people to work flexibly either at home and/or in the main Town Hall.

Following a restructure of the Financial Services Team, we now have an exciting opportunity for a Funding and Treasury officer. You could be an aspiring accountant, who we will support in making the step-up or an experienced accountant who is looking for a change and wants to be part of a new exciting and supportive team.

You will be required to:

  • Support the annual budget setting process and production of the medium term financial plan in accordance with legislative requirements and accounting standards.
  • Support the Lead Accountants with the annual Council Tax Setting process including Parish Precepts, Special Expenses and the Council Tax Resolution.
  • Assist the budget monitoring process, with responsibility for Council Tax & Business Rates, producing and presenting Finance and Performance reports for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support the Collection Fund year end accounting of Council Tax & Business Rates and to ensure the transactions of the Collection Fund follow statutory requirements.
  • Manage Treasury Management activity including monitoring investments to ensure compliance and adequate rate of return and daily cash management including the bank account.
  • Assist with business planning resulting in robust financial data that can be relied upon for decision making.
  • Assist with the preparation of information for various financial plans, strategies and publications including the Treasury Management Strategy.

If you positive, driven and are interested in delivering and embedding change whilst providing a high standard of financial support then this is the move for you.

For an informal discussion about this role, please call Jon Illingworth, Chief Officer for Finance and Performance on 01788 533410.

Closing Date: 13 October 2021
Interview Date: w/c 25 October 2021 (face to face or Teams)

Job Description & Personnel Specification

 

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Technical and Finance Manager

Funding and Treasury Officer

Lead Accountant

For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact

Jon Illingworth, Chief Officer for Finance and Performance on 01788533410 

Delivered in Partnership with West Midlands Employers

IF YOU’RE RIGHT FOR RUGBY

Apply Now

 

For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact

Jon Illingworth, Chief Officer Finance and Performance on 01788 533410

Technical and Finance Manager

Funding and Treasury Officer

Delivered in Partnership with West Midlands Employers