Council: Shepton Mallet Town Council

County: Somerset

Salary: SCP 29 to 32: £35,411 - £38,296 pro-rata 25 – 30 hours per week, occasional evening meetings / weekend work

Closing date: 22/09/2023 11:00

Deputy Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned by 22/09/2023 11:00

Shepton Mallet Town Council is an ambitious council seeking a Deputy Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and proactive, with excellent organisational, leadership and administrative skills.

You will work closely with the Town Clerk and deputise for them in their absence. You will have sound financial management and administration in accordance with proper practices, dealing with all financial and business processes.

You will also be able to present information to councillors and have the required skills and knowledge to clerk committee meetings under your responsibility and Council meetings in the absence of the Clerk. You will therefore demonstrate a sound knowledge of local government legislation, finance and procedures. The successful applicant will hold the Certificate of Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or be willing to work towards obtaining it.

Working 25 – 30 hours per week you will be part of a small, friendly team based in offices in the heart of Shepton Mallet.

If you would like more information please contact the Town Clerk, on 01749 343984.

The Job description, further details and an application form can be downloaded below or found at –

Job Description

Application Form Section A

Application Form Section B

Applications close midday 22 September 2023, interviews to be held on Friday 13 October 2023.

Application Process: Completed application form together with a covering letter stating why you are suitable for this position.