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About Three Rivers District Council

Three Rivers District in South West Hertfordshire straddles the north west corner of the M25 on the edge of Greater London. The district is a mixture of beautiful countryside, villages and small towns. The area has a diverse range of sectors and businesses and is a centre for the film industry with Warner Brothers at Leavesden forming part of a studio cluster along with Elstree and Pinewood is a short drive away.

At a glance

  • 700 historic assets and 22 conservation areas, 77% of the district is in the Green Belt.
  • 1,914 NNDR registered businesses with the economy providing 39,000 jobs
  • Very low crime rate
  • The district ranks highly for business registrations and start ups with a highly skilled and trained workforce, high employment levels with GVA and weekly earnings above average

The Department:
The Finance Service is part of a well established Shared Service between Three Rivers District Council and Watford Borough Council which also includes HR and ICT. Members of the finance team are employed by Three Rivers but work across both authorities. As a shared service, we are a larger team than normally found at a district council which offers our team members a great balance between specialising in particular technical areas and gaining experience across a wide range of different disciplines. And, although neighbouring authorities, Three Rivers and Watford are diverse with a wide range of investments, assets, joint ventures, and regeneration projects.

The Role: 

This is a new role within the Finance team. 

The post holder will gain experience across the shared service finance function, making a key contribution to the successful delivery of finance service objectives whilst studying for the internationally respected Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy Qualification. The post holder will rotate across the following disciplines; Financial Accounting, Treasury Management, Financial Planning, Financial Monitoring, Major Projects.

Agile Working:

The Council has adopted an Agile Working Charter, and uses technology to enable its staff to work flexibly.  You will be expected to work from the Three Rivers House in Rickmansworth a minimum of 1 day per week and remotely for a minimum of three days per week.

What we offer:
£33,486 - £42,914 per annum
We offer an excellent benefits package, including competitive salary, 28 days holiday - rising to 30 days (if applicable), a generous employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance, flexible working, career development, free on-site parking, cycle-to-work scheme, discounted leisure centre membership, employee volunteering schemes and access to discounted activities and days out.

Closing Date: 11th July 2022
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Hannah Doney, Head of Finance, (T:) 01923 727131 / (E:) Hannah.doney@threerivers.gov.uk
A basic DBS check will be carried out for this post.

Please apply here.