Welcome 

Mannie Ketley, Executive Director of Rugby Borough Council

Rugby is one of the fastest growing boroughs in the country, and we are proud of our diverse communities, our vibrant third sector, our environmental assets and the businesses which operate here.  

Through the delivery of our corporate strategy, we have ambitious plans for how the borough will develop into the future ensuring a strong economy, healthy communities and an environmental sustainability.   

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. 

Our Financial Services Team is key to delivering our corporate strategy and supporting the residents and businesses of the borough to thrive.    

We are looking for colleagues who can build on our reputation for delivering first class services in a modern and efficient manner, and who will ensure that these services meet customer need, represent value for money and are legislatively compliant.  

You will bring strong leadership to challenge the status quo, bring about innovation and support teams, whilst retaining a sharp customer focus.  

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 and share 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 Roles

Technical & Finance Manager

Up to £55,000 (inclusive of Deputy S151 allowance & market supplement)

Join Rugby Borough Council as our Technical and Finance Manager and lead our Financial Services function.

We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join us and manage the Financial Services function promoting efficiency, high performance, probity, and excellent value for money services. In this role you will act as the Deputy Section 151 Officer, be the technical lead and support the delivery of our Transformation Agenda.  You could be an aspiring leader, who is looking to gain experience as a Deputy Section 151 or an experienced leader who is looking to lead and inspire a new team.

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.

About the role

  • As our 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, ensuring technical competence is maintained and the Council adheres to the CIPFA code of practice
  • Championing excellent management of financial resources, promoting efficiency, high performance, probity and excellent value for money services and 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

About you

The ideal candidate for the role of Technical and Finance Manager will be able to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Fully qualified member of one the five accountancy institutes in CCAB or CIMA
  • Understand the priorities of the Council and the political structure and environment within Local Government
  • Knowledge and experience of local government accounting
  • Awareness of current legislation
  • Experience of performance management & financial reporting requirements in local government
  • Excellent communication skills and able to effectively communicate at a senior level
  • Able to convey complex information clearly, correctly & concisely
  • Experience of leading the completion and production of the Statement of Accounts
  • Able to innovate & lead in the transformation of service delivery
  • Proven commercial acumen & the ability to implement new service delivery models & generate income

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

 Job Description and Person Specification

Lead Accountant

Up to £45,073 (inclusive of market supplement)

Join Rugby Borough Council as our Lead Accountant and champion excellent management of financial resources, promoting efficiency, high performance, probity, and outstanding value for money services.

In this role you’ll play a key role in the delivery of service transformation, driving efficiency and productivity improvements and also the optimisation of income opportunities. You’ll ensure that Elected Members and officers are provided high-quality advice on financial strategies, policies, standards and practices, enabling timely, considered and well-informed decisions to be made. You may have substantial experience as an accountant, or have only been qualified a couple of years, either way we will support you to be successful in this role.

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.

About the role

As our Lead Accountant you will share the responsibility (with a fellow Lead Accountant) 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 met in the medium term, in conjunction with the Technical and Finance Manager
  • The production of financial strategies
  • Act as the Council’s expert on financial matters related to your area of work
  • Manage and co-ordinate the Council’s revenue and capital budget monitoring, including the preparation of reports for the 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 for Budget Managers
  • Co-ordinate the Council’s capital budgets and programme, including financing and all associated balance sheet and asset management transactions
  • Play a significant and leading role in the closure of the Council’s annual accounts and production of Statement of Accounts, for the General Fund, the HRA and collection fund, plus the Whole of Government Accounts

About you

The ideal candidate for the role of Lead Accountant will be able to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Post qualification experience in a professional finance environment, preferably public sector
  • Be a fully qualified member of one of the accountancy institutes in CCAB
  • Full understanding of up-to-date Local Government finance policies and legislation
  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with colleagues and external contacts
  • Be an effective communicator
  • Producing high quality and accurate financial reports for management information
  • Have experience of successfully managing a team
  • Be able to deliver finance training
  • Be experienced in developing financial systems and processes

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to continue their career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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

Closing Date: Sunday 19th June 2022

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

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

 

 

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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

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Chief Officer - Operations and Traded Services

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact

Melissa Stewart on 07415 717350

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IF YOU’RE RIGHT FOR RUGBY

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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