Council: Kidderminster Town Council

County: Worcestershire

Salary: Salary: SCP 50 - 54: £60,856 - £68,356 (dependent on experience and qualifications)

Closing date: 01/12/2023

Chief Executive Officer (Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer)

Applications must be returned by 01/12/2023

Kidderminster Town Council is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive with Responsible Financial Officer duties.

Kidderminster is an historic market town in the county of Worcestershire, one of the largest towns in the county with a population of more than 55,000. It currently manages and supports a range of public facilities and services including events, parks, allotments, street furniture, memorials, statues, and Kidderminster Town Hall. The Council comprises 18 councillor seats across 6 wards and manages its affairs through a series of Full Council and Committee meetings with a precept of £879,566.

This vacancy comes at an exciting time for the Town. In partnership with Wyre Forest District Council, the Council has successfully secured a significant grant as part of the Government’s Levelling Up fund, which will be used to improve Kidderminster town centre for the community across a series of ambitious capital projects. The refurbishment and development of the Town Hall into a thriving Arts Hub and performance space is one such project and the new Chief Executive will play a key role in the oversight of this venture – which is currently being managed by an outsourced project management team.

The new Chief Executive will be required to oversee the ambitious and exciting development projects in train, act as an effective advocate for the Town and bring rigorous and inspiring leadership to the strategic management of the Town Council.

Applicants should ideally have experience of Local Government, including formal committee work, implementation of Council policies, the provision of advice and guidance on statutory and legislative matters, and in providing financial management support in ensuring adherence to Financial Regulations. Ideally the applicant will possess a Level 3 CiLCA qualification as a minimum. An accountancy qualification would also be an advantage.

This is a full time, permanent post. The Council administrative function currently operates at Wyre Forest House in Kidderminster however, it will return to the Town Hall on completion of the Town Hall Transformation project in 2025.

Suitable applicants should forward a CV with a covering letter explaining why they would wish to undertake the role.

Job Description

Person Specification

How to Apply

Closing Date for applications is Friday 1 December 2023.

Desired start date is from Tuesday 2 January 2024 (subject to any notice period).

Applications can be submitted via email to [email protected] and should be in MS Word and/or PDF Format.

Kidderminster Town Council reserves the right to close the application process before Friday 1 December 2023 should it receive sufficient suitable applications before then.

Should potential candidates require further information about the role then they can contact the current CEO (Mr Lee Jakeman) on 01562 732680. General enquiries can also be submitted via email to [email protected].

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