General Info

Council: Bognor Regis Town Council

County: West Sussex

Salary: £36,922 to £39,880 (Scale point 33-36)

Closing date: 22/11/2021

Assistant Clerk

Applications must be returned by 22/11/2021

Council: Bognor Regis Town Council

County: West Sussex

Salary: £36,922 to £39,880 (Scale point 33-36)

Hours: 37 per week

Closing Date: 22nd November 2021

Bognor Regis also known as Sussex by the Sea is a well-known traditional seaside resort with a population of c.27, 000 in the five wards of the town in the county of West Sussex. It is a very pleasant coastal town with many sites of historical interest nearby and is nationally recognised as being one of the sunniest towns in Great Britain.

We are a progressive council seeking to appoint an ambitious, creative, highly motivated, and enthusiastic person to take on the role of Assistant Clerk. The post will support the Town Clerk in helping the Council achieve its statutory obligations and community objectives. The suitable candidate should have experience in managing a team of staff and be able to promote the interests of the town by forging strong partnerships within the community. Some project management experience would be desirable.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, with a positive ‘can do’ attitude, who can demonstrate strong governance and proven financial management skills combined with the ability to think strategically. The successful candidate will hold, or be prepared to complete, the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) and they will support the Town Clerk’s role as principal advisor to the Council through attending council, Committee and Sub-Committee meetings as required. Attainment of the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health (NEBOSH) General Certificate within two years of taking the post is also required.

The post will also assist the Town Clerk in the preparation/review of the annual strategic plan, performance plan and medium-term financial strategy. Day to day activities will include dealing with HR issues, in liaison with the external HR advisors; acting as the designated Health & Safety Officer for the Council, including responsibility for training, in liaison with the Council’s external H & S advisors; attending meetings and preparation of reports; and assisting with the maintenance and monitoring of council budgets and expenditure. The Assistant Clerk will have a working knowledge of the Council’s accounting procedures and record keeping in order to provide cover for the Town Clerk when required.          

We offer an excellent benefits package including competitive salary and local government pension scheme.

The post is full time (37 hours per week) and will require some evening and occasional weekend working. As an employer we are committed to equality of opportunity for all our residents and staff and there may be future opportunities in line with the Council’s policy on succession planning.

Application forms are available on the website: www.bognorregis.gov.uk.

Or can be downloaded below:

Application Form

Job Description

Person Specification

Email: glennafrost@bognorregis.gov.uk
Or phone 01243 867744

Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted, applicants must complete and return an application form to apply.