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Town Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Council: Ellesmere Town Council

County: Shropshire

Salary: £35,934 Up to £38-813 (Depending on Experience)

An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to support Ellesmere TC. The town council is a small market town in North Shropshire. The council is served by 12 town councillors and employs 6 members of staff.

Responsibilities include preparing agendas, taking minutes, dealing with correspondence, liaising with electors, contractors, councillors and the Local Authority. The post holder will also manage the council’s accounts, preparing budgets, tax returns, and ensuring that the council follows the correct procedures and that it acts within its powers. Our current budget is £212,300, the Town Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer and will be responsible for all the financial needs of the council and the careful administration of its finances in accordance with the Financial Regulations of the council.

The ability to communicate well, both verbally and in written form at all levels is essential.

Candidates must be computer literate and have previous experience of working as a Local Council Clerk, or Committee Secretary, and have a working knowledge of Local Government.

The successful applicant will either hold or be willing to obtain the Certificate in Local Council Administration.

Full Details and an Application form can be obtained by emailing clerk.ellesmeretc@btinternet.com or by ringing 01691 622689

Closing Date for Applications is Tuesday 30th April 2019

Interviews will take place on Friday 10th May 2019

An application form and job description is available from Ellesmere Council, Ellesmere Town Hall, 1-3 Willow Street, Ellesmere, SY12 0AL Or can be downloaded from the Council’s website www.ellesmere-tc.gov.uk


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