General Info

Council: Wareham Town Council

County: Dorset

Salary: SPC 34 – 36 (£37,890 - £39,880 per annum) Plus Local Government Pension Scheme (Full time: 37 hours per week)

Closing date: 04/12/2020 12:00

Deputy Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 04/12/2020 12:00

Wareham is a thriving and dynamic town council, embracing change and ensuring it takes advantage of the opportunities this offers while engaging with our local community. You could be part of this by working at the heart of the council, supporting the clerk in all areas of responsibility but also taking ownership of assigned projects or activities.

The town council has 16 councillors and committees covering Amenities, Policy, Resources and Finance, Planning and Transport, Museum and Personnel.  The council has representatives on many groups and organisations – such as those linked to Dorset Council and others outside the local government sector. The new staff structure is made up of 5 officers and 4 outside staff.

The town council is seeking to appoint a forward thinking and proactive Deputy Town Clerk to support and deputise for the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer in undertaking the work of the council, and to work closely and actively with the clerk and elected members to develop services. The key duties and responsibilities are detailed in the job description and person specification which can be found here.

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

A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification is essential, as is knowledge of local government organisation and procedures.

Please find an application form here

For an informal discussion about the post contact: Vanessa Ricketts, Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer. Telephone 01929 553006 or 07496 109571 or email vanessa@wareham-tc.gov.uk

You will need to make clear in your application form:

  • Why you are interested in the position, what you can bring to the role and how you believe you can help the council deliver its main priorities
  • What relevant skills and experience you have (refer to the Job Description and Person Specification)

Please complete the application form in full as shortlisting will be based on the information provided in the form.

Only completed application forms will be accepted, please do not send CVs.

References will be taken up for all shortlisted candidates Please return forms either:

  • via email marked Private & Confidential to vanessa@wareham-tc.gov.uk
  • Or by post in a sealed envelope marked Private & Confidential to Vanessa Ricketts at Wareham Town Council, Town Hall, East Street, Wareham, BH20 4NS


Wareham Town Council is committed to Equality of Opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.