Council: Sevenoaks Town Council

County: Kent

Salary: Locally Agreed Level - £55,000 p/a - Plus - Local Government Pension Scheme, Relocation Package and Free Parking

Closing date: 18/06/2023 11:00

Deputy Clerk & RFO

Applications must be returned by 18/06/2023 11:00

Sevenoaks Town Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking, and proactive Deputy Clerk & RFO to not just manage the Council’s financial requirements but to also be an active part of the senior management team, supporting the CEO / Town Clerk in ensuring the Council achieves its targets and aspirations.

Based in Sevenoaks itself, with a population of around 21,200, a precept of just over £1.37m for 2023/24 and an annual budget of just under £2m, it is a traditional market town, expanding and with exceptional facilities and aspirations to ensure the very best services and facilities are provided for its residents and visitors.  There are also a number of projects which the Council wishes to undertake and complete over the next year or so.

The Deputy Clerk & RFO will lead on managing the Council’s financial arrangements, as well as manage a number of staff directly whilst also acting as the Deputy Clerk in the absence of the CEO / Town Clerk.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience – a track record of service achievement and innovation, commitment to public service, be motivated, community focused, and possess sound financial, managerial, communication and organisational skills.

Candidates should ideally have a knowledge of local government law and procedures as well as a sound knowledge and awareness of financial budget management, supported by suitable experience and qualifications.

Attendance at evening meetings and weekend events may be required, for which time off in lieu will be granted.  Sevenoaks Town Council is committed to Equality of Opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

A relocation package will be negotiated for the right candidate.

Please note – previous applicants need not apply, thank you.

This process is being managed by a third party acting for the new Town Council.  For an informal discussion and to access the Recruitment Pack and an application form then please call Mr Reg Williams on 07494 760535.

  • The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12 Noon on Sunday 18 June 2023.
  • Formal interviews will take place in Sevenoaks on Friday 7 July 2023.
  • It is hoped the new Deputy Clerk & RFO will commence their role around Monday 14 August 2023.