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Clerk to the Town Council and Responsible Finance Officer

Council: Wareham Town Council

County: Dorset

Salary: LC3 SCP 37 - 41 £39,782 - £43,662 (depending on qualifications and experience)

Wareham is a Saxon town with a population of approximately 5,500. It is a small, market town, popular with tourists and the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast.

The Town Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and its Responsible Financial Officer, and is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions of a local authority’s proper officer.

The position is full time (37 hours per week), with the need to attend evening meetings and occasional weekend events as required, and will be subject to an initial six-month probationary period.

The successful candidate will preferably be CiLCA qualified (or equivalent), but consideration will be given to a suitable candidate willing to study for this. Local Government experience would also be an advantage.

The applicant must have good financial and book-keeping skills, in particular the use of Sage, and be computer-literate and competent in using Microsoft Office.

In addition to outstanding organisational and administrative and business skills, strong leadership and personnel management skills are vital. We are looking for an excellent team-builder to enthuse and motivate our recently brought together team of five.

Please find the job description here.

Please find the application form here.

Application forms and further details are also available by telephoning 01929 553006

or e-mail office@wareham-tc.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: midnight, Sunday 23rd June 2019

Interviews will be held on Monday 8th July 2019

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.



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