Opportunities

General Info

Council: Huntingdon Town Council

County: Cambridgeshire

Salary: LC4 - SPC 46 – 49 per annum (£49,101 - £52,869)

Closing date: 18 November 2019

Deputy Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 10am on 18 November 2019

Huntingdon Town Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking and proactive Deputy Town Clerk to support the Town Clerk and the council’s operations. The Deputy Town Clerk will have shared responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the council are carried out and will work actively with elected members to help develop existing services.

The council has a Corporate Plan (2018-22) which will be fully reviewed spring 2020. The town council will shortly be opening a new Community Centre and construction of its new Crematorium and Cemetery will commence at the end of this year, with the prospect of a new Town Museum being developed alongside the existing Cromwell Museum 2020/21. In addition, environmentally the town council is progressively moving forward with innovative ideas and sustainable initiatives.

The Deputy Town Clerk will be expected to have a significant role in maintaining the town council’s Civic Traditions along with implementing the Corporate Plan and its impact on operations and staffing. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the council is up to date with policies, training, privacy and data protection compliance.

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 managerial, communication and organisational skills.

Candidates should have a sound knowledge of local government law and procedures. A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification is required, as a minimum.

Attendance at evening meetings and weekend events will be required, for which time off in lieu will be granted.

Huntingdon 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.

To download a full recruitment pack and application form please click here.

Closing date for the receipt of applications: Monday 18th November 2019 at 12 noon

Candidates Reception: Tuesday 26th November at 7pm

Interviews: Week commencing 25th November and 2nd December 2019