Welcome 

Mannie Ketley, Executive Director of Rugby Borough Council

Rugby’s one of the fastest growing boroughs in the country and we have ambitious plans to drive growth and investment in the future.

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.

We are looking for someone that will champion excellent management of financial resources, promoting efficiency, high performance, probity and excellent value for money services.  Someone who will play a crucial role in the delivery of service transformation, driving efficiency and productivity improvements and also the optimisation of income opportunities.

You could be an aspiring leader, who we will support in making the step-up or an experienced leader who has something new to bring to our Council and the Borough. If you are positive, driven who shares our ambition and vision, then we want to hear from you.

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 Role

Technical and Finance Manager

Salary: £43,857 – £46,845
(plus £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…

Rugby is known all over the world as the birthplace of the game of rugby football. Located near the centre of England and stretching from Coventry to the west and to the county borders of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire in the east. The Borough has great access to key motorway networks and the rail services which provides quick alternative commuting options for Coventry, Birmingham and Northampton.

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 now have an exciting opportunity for a Technical and Finance Manager. You could be an aspiring leader, who we will support in making the step-up or an experienced leader who has something new to bring to our Council and the Borough. If you are positive, driven person who shares our ambition and vision, then we want to hear from you.

The role will champion excellent management of financial resources, promoting efficiency, high performance, probity and excellent value for money services.  The post holder will play a crucial role in the delivery of service transformation, driving efficiency and productivity improvements and also the optimisation of income opportunities, to contribute towards the achievement of financial self-sufficiency.

Although currently exclusively home working, following the impact of the pandemic Rugby Borough Council now offers an agile working policy which will enable a flexible approach to work and help to enhance the work life balance for all colleagues.

Technical and Finance Manager

Salary: £43,857 – £46,845
(plus £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…

Rugby is known all over the world as the birthplace of the game of rugby football. Located near the centre of England and stretching from Coventry to the west and to the county borders of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire in the east. The Borough has great access to key motorway networks and the rail services which provides quick alternative commuting options for Coventry, Birmingham and Northampton.

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 now have an exciting opportunity for a Technical and Finance Manager. You could be an aspiring leader, who we will support in making the step-up or an experienced leader who has something new to bring to our Council and the Borough. If you are positive, driven person who shares our ambition and vision, then we want to hear from you.

The role will champion excellent management of financial resources, promoting efficiency, high performance, probity and excellent value for money services.  The post holder will play a crucial role in the delivery of service transformation, driving efficiency and productivity improvements and also the optimisation of income opportunities, to contribute towards the achievement of financial self-sufficiency.

Although currently exclusively home working, following the impact of the pandemic Rugby Borough Council now offers an agile working policy which will enable a flexible approach to work and help to enhance the work life balance for all colleagues

IF YOU’RE RIGHT FOR RUGBY

Apply Now

Closing date: 1st August 2021

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact

Jon Illingworth, Chief Officer for Finance and Performance on 01788 533410 

Interview Date – w/c 23rd August 2021 (face to face or Teams) 

Delivered in Partnership with West Midlands Employers

IF YOU’RE RIGHT FOR RUGBY

Apply Now

Closing date: 1st August 2021

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact

Jon Illingworth, Chief Officer Finance and Performance on 01788 533410

Interview Date – w/c 23rd August 2021

Delivered in Partnership with West Midlands Employers