Secondment Opportunities

We welcome both inward and outward applications for secondment in order to:

  • Provide career development opportunities
  • Improve contacts and networks between organisations
  • Increase understanding between organisations
  • Provide access to wider thinking and sharing good practice
  • Allow individuals to invest in the work of others

Investors in People

IiPSouth West Councils is an Investors in People organisation and learning and development is a high priority. South West Councils has clearly defined policies and procedures, set out in an employee handbook which allows staff to know what is expected of them.



Finance and Administrative Assistant

Central Taunton
Working hours:
Full Time - 37 hours
£18,065 - £18,425

You will be working in a small team of 20 – but a great team! It is not just us who think that – recently we were told: “all of your team are really lovely to work with!”

We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and a willingness to learn – we are a learning organisation so if you need help in strengthening or developing your skills we will support you in doing so including the opportunity to study for accounting technician qualifications.

If you have a strong eye for accuracy and are flexible this is the perfect opportunity for you!  You will support all our financial management activity along with supporting the management of our offices.   You must be able to work with numbers, excel and have a basic understanding of financial processes.  You need good organisational and prioritisation skills.

More about us:
South West Councils is a public sector organisation that delivers a whole range of events and supports information and policy sharing across the South West.  As a membership organisation we bring together all 33 local authorities in the region and police, fire & rescue services, parish and town councils, national parks and other associate organisations in the South West.

We offer you access to the local government pension scheme, flexible working hours including additional flexi days leave and opportunities to learn and develop within the organisation.

For an informal conversation about the role, please call Karen Stone on 01823 270101. 

South West Councils is committed to Equal Opportunities.  Applications from people wishing to work part time or job share are welcome.

The closing date for all posts is noon on Tuesday 28 January 2020.           
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 5 February 2020.

An application pack is available below or telephone: 01823 270101 or e-mail.  All applications must be made using the official application form, CVs will not be accepted.

Covering Letter
Application Form complete and return to South West Councils
Application Monitoring Form complete and return to South West Councils
Job Description
Person Specification
General Requirements
Privacy Policy
Structure Chart

Closing date:
Jan 28, 2020