General Info

Council: Northam Town Council

County: Devon

Salary: LC2 SCP 18-28 national joint level agreement £27041-32234 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 23/10/2020

Deputy Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 23/10/2020

Northam Town Council covers a large area including Appledore, Northam, Orchard Hill and Westward Ho! The council offices are situated at the Town Hall adjacent to the Windmill Lane car park, in Northam. See www.northamtowncouncil.gov.uk for further Information.

The council’s administrative function assists 14 town councillors in the management of community facilities in the town, as the third tier of local government which is closest to its residents.

The town council is a forward-thinking council and has just published its Vision Statement for the remaining term of the council.

The town council is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of five parks with another shortly to be acquired; Northam Hall (a community hall), available for hire; Grass cutting (including verges for the county council);  floral displays; hanging baskets and Christmas decorations. In addition, the council manages two allotment sites.


The Deputy Town Clerk post is newly created and there will be significant opportunities to develop the role within the town council. The Vision statement produced by the council is exciting, whilst also being challenging in terms of workload and timescales.  This role has been created to enable the council to deliver to its objectives by assisting in the delivery of the “business as usual” busy workload and to allow capacity to support the work to deliver the “vision”. The post will be interesting and challenging in its variety and a flexible approach is essential. This varied hands-on role will involve you in all aspects of clerical and council work,

Including project management and you should have excellent analytical and critical thinking abilities, the ability to multitask, prioritise, and manage time efficiently and be comfortable in both a leadership and team-player role. You should be accurate and precise with good attention to detail and demonstrate excellent IT Skills (MS Office – Word, Excel, Publisher etc.) A knowledge of Pear Mapping Technology would be an advantage, but training can be given and an interest in and knowledge of Social media is also required.


The Council’s officers are the Town Clerk, Deputy Town Clerk (new post) Assistant Town Clerk an Apprentice Administrative Officer and four maintenance men. The line manager for all is the Town Clerk.

PAY GRADE: LC2 SCP 18-28 national joint level agreement £27041-32234 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience. Pension scheme and 21 days per annum annual leave entitlement in addition to bank holidays. (This is currently under review)


A busy and varied role, the deputy town clerk will work closely with the town clerk and

  • Assist in the delivery of the council’s vision statement and projects
  • Provide an accessible, responsive and engaged service to the community

Work with the town clerk and to deputise when required, e.g. for reasons of sickness, holiday or other absence.

Click here for a job description and application form.

e-mail: townclerk@northamtowncouncil.gov.uk

Or phone 07851 506643 or 07443761956

or write to:

Town Hall
1 Windmill Lane
EX39 1BY

If you would like to view a promotional video of the Town Council area, please request a link via e-mail.