Job Vacancy - Finance Assistant

12 September 2017


Swanage Town Council is an equal opportunities employer.



Grade 4: £17,419 - £18,746 p.a.  37 hours per week


Applications for part-time working, between 28 - 37 hours per week, may be considered.

We are looking to recruit an experienced finance assistant, who is keen to progress their career in a small but busy team.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, you will provide support across all areas of the Council’s finance function: sales ledger, purchase ledger, and payroll. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and, whilst working as part of a small team, you will be required to work independently and to deadlines.

The preferred candidate will be AAT Level 2 qualified, or equivalent, with an excellent standard of numeracy. You will also have experience of using a computerised accounting system (SAGE 50 preferred) and be competent in using all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel. Experience of and working in a local government context would be an advantage, although not essential.


To request an application form, job description, and person specification, please contact the council by:

Telephone: 01929 423636  or  Email:

Please note Curriculum Vitaes will not be accepted in place of an application form.

Closing date:  Friday 6th October 2017 at 12.00 noon


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Alison Spencer on the above telephone number, or via email to:


Swanage Town Council is an equal opportunities employer.