General Info

Council: Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

County: Somerset

Salary: SCP LC2 SCP 18-23 £25,419 - £28,226 (depending on qualifications and experience)

Closing date: 25/07/2022

Deputy Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 25/07/2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Burnham on Sea and Highbridge Town Council for a Deputy Town Clerk.

The Council is currently adapting to the challenges and opportunities created by the need to further develop as a progressive council.

The Town Council has 18 Councillors and committees covering Finance and Resources, Planning, Town Improvements, Burial and Princess Management. The Council has representatives on many groups and organisations. There are 10 members of staff.

Burnham on Sea & Highbridge Town Council aims to deliver services of the highest quality whilst providing value for money.  It endeavours to promote the wishes of local residents through consultation and by representation to Sedgemoor Council. The Town Council aims to act in the best interests of residents of Burnham on Sea and Highbridge and conducts its business in an open and democratic manner.

The Town Council is seeking to appoint a forward thinking and proactive Deputy Town Clerk to support and deputise for the Clerk in undertaking the work of the Council, and to work closely and actively with the Clerk and elected members to develop services.

Contracted Hours: 37 hours per week

Contracted Days: Monday — Friday inclusive

Contract Type: Full Time — Permanent

Responsible To: Town Clerk

Based At: The Town Hall, Jaycroft Road, Burnham on Sea TA8 1LE

Key Functions:

  • The post holder will support and deputise for the Town Clerk, is accountable to that post holder and accountable for the Open Spaces Team.
  • To proactively assist in the development, promotion and implementation of the Council’s policies, strategic plans and services.
  • To ensure that the management and administration of the Council’s statutory functions, financial affairs, and projects are carried out effectively and that business continuity is maintained.

Click here to download a job description and person specification

Deputy Clerk Guidance Notes

Application Form Section A

Application Form Section B