Opportunities

General Info

Council: Keynsham Town Council

County: North East Somerset

Salary: NJC SCP 26 - 27 from £30,984 – 31,895 plus Local Government Pension Scheme Membership

Closing date: 08/04/2022

Deputy Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 08/04/2022

Hours: Full Time / 37 hours per week

Salary: Range NJC SCP 26 – 27 from £30,984 – 31,895 plus Local Government Pension Scheme Membership, salary depending on qualifications and experience


We are looking to appoint a forward thinking and proactive Deputy Town Clerk to support and deputise for the Town Clerk. The post will include assisting the Town Clerk in the administration and running of the Town Council services and activities, supervision of the administration staff team, and to contribute positively to the strategic development of the Council as a whole.

The Town Council has fifteen Councillor and Committees covering aspects such Finance and Administration, Personnel, Planning, Environment & Sustainability, Capital Projects, Events, Arts, Tourism & Heritage and Grants. The Council also has representatives on other organisations outside the local government sector.

The staff structure is developing and will include a Town Clerk, Responsible Financial Officer, Deputy Town Clerk, Assistant Town Clerk, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor and Grounds Maintenance Team, Business and Community Engagement Officer, Youth Work Team and administrative support (3 members) plus a contracted Cultural Project Coordinator until March 2024.

Keynsham Town Council, a historic Market Town, is a unique town between Bath and Bristol on the A4 Corridor. The Town Council is well placed to unite and coordinate the actions of all stakeholders, be they local authorities, businesses or residents.

Keynsham has a population of around 18,000. The Town Council’s budgeted annual expenditure is around £957K and is responsible for the seven play areas, Manor Road playing fields and Pavilion, Bandstand and performances, a youth service, the town’s Cemetery/Chapel and various events throughout the year including the town’s Remembrance Parade and Winter Festival/Christmas light Switch on.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience and a track record of achievement, innovation and commitment to public service. They must be motivated and community focused and possess sound communication and organisational skills.  A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification is desired and willingness to work to achieve this is essential, as is knowledge of local government organisation and procedures.

For further information, please contact townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk or by phoning for an informal chat on 07904 161097

Application is by application form with covering letter.

Closing date: Friday 8 April 2022.

We value equality. We welcome applications from anyone who meets our person specification.