General Info

Council: Alton Town Council

County: Hampshire

Salary: SCP 24 – 26 £27,905 - £29,636 (depending upon experience)

Closing date: 28/10/2019

Assistant Clerk

Applications must be returned by 28/10/2019

Alton Town Council is seeking a dynamic, experienced person with excellent attention to detail for the full-time post of Assistant Clerk. The role is primarily a financial one, working with the Finance and Administration Manager to ensure the efficient day to day running of the town council’s accounts, with opportunities to undertake additional project work, particularly around capital projects where bid submissions are required to fund schemes.

The role requires a good knowledge of the processes and requirements needed to order to fulfil the council’s financial obligations and compliance with legislation, ensuring sound budgets are prepared and the council’s finances are properly accounted for. Experience in the Town and Parish Council sector and a good working knowledge of Governance and Accountability for Local Councils is highly desirous

Alton is the largest settlement within East Hampshire with around 20,000 residents. The council has a budget of around £1,200,000, has 15 employees and is responsible for over 71 hectares of public open space. It owns and manages allotments, play areas, Christmas lights, floral displays, street furniture and a small portfolio of residential and commercial properties and community buildings. It undertakes a full public events programme throughout the year and is currently developing a climate change strategy as well as becoming increasingly involved in progressing a health and well-being programme for the town.

The Assistant Clerk role has scope for further career progression in time

This is an interesting and challenging post, for which you should possess strong interpersonal skills, with a proven track record in administrative & financial roles
The successful applicant will hold an accounting qualification or the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA) or other recognised qualification in local government administration.

If you have the necessary expertise, experience and enthusiasm for this rewarding position, a Job Description and Person Specification can be found on our website here.

Please send your CV with a covering letter to:

Town Clerk,
Alton Town Council,
Town Hall,
Market Square,
GU34 1HD

Or via e-mail to townclerk@alton.gov.uk

Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday 28th October 2019.

Interviews will be held on the Thursday 7th and Friday 8th November with a proposed start date of early January 2020.