General Info

Council: Lytchett Minster and Upton Town Council

County: Dorset

Salary: LC3 SCP 33-38 (£36,922-£41,881 pro rata) (pay award pending) (plus Local Government Pension Scheme)

Closing date: 23/12/2021 12:00

Deputy Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 23/12/2021 12:00

Salary Scale: LC3 SCP 33-38 (£36,922-£41,881 pro rata) (pay award pending) (plus Local Government Pension Scheme)

Part Time: 25 hours per week

Lytchett Minster and Upton 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 15 councillors and committees covering Amenities, Environment, Planning and Finance and Administration. The council has representatives on many groups and organisations – such as those linked to Dorset Council and others outside the local government sector. The staff structure is made up of 3 officers and 3 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 desired, and the willingness to work to achieve this is essential, as is knowledge of local government organisation and procedures.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on 23 December 2021.

The provisional date for interviews is w/c 17 January 2022.

For an informal discussion about the post contact Karen Cane, PSLCC, CilCA Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer:

Telephone: 01202 632070
Or email: clerk@lytchettminsterandupton-tc.gov.uk

Click here to download an application pack

Click here to visit the council’s website

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 clerk@lytchettminsterandupton-tc.gov.uk
  • or by post in a sealed envelope marked Private & Confidential to Karen Cane, PSLCC, CiLCA at Lytchett Minster and Upton Town Council, 1 Moorland Parade, Moorland Way, Upton, Dorset, BH16 5JS

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