Council: Shepton Mallet Town Council

County: Somerset

Salary: SCP 29-32 – £37,336 to £40,221 and Local Government Pension Scheme

Closing date: 20/02/2024 12:00

Deputy Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned by 20/02/2024 12:00

Salary: SCP 29-32 – £37,336 to £40,221 and Local Government Pension Scheme

Hours: 25 – 30 hours per week, some evening meetings and occasional weekend work.

Contract: Permanent, Part Time or Full Time

Shepton Mallet Town Council is seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as Deputy Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. This is a pivotal role within our ambitious council, requiring a highly motivated and proactive individual with excellent organisational, leadership, and administrative skills.

As the Deputy Town Clerk, you will work closely with the Town Clerk, providing support and deputising in their absence. You will be responsible for sound financial management and administration, ensuring compliance with proper practices and overseeing all financial and business processes.

Additionally, you will possess the ability to effectively present information to councillors and have the requisite skills and knowledge to clerk committee meetings under your purview and Council meetings in the Clerk’s absence. A solid understanding of local government legislation, finance, and procedures is essential. The successful applicant will hold the Certificate of Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or be committed to obtaining it.

This role offers the opportunity to work 30 – 37 hours per week as part of a small, friendly team based in offices in the heart of Shepton Mallet.

Benefits include a generous Local Government Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and retail discounts.

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

Applications close midday 20 February 2024, with interviews scheduled for either 29 February or 1 March 2024.

Application Process: Send your completed application form, along with a covering letter detailing your suitability for the position, to: [email protected].


Job Description and Person Specification DTC RFO Feb 2024

Application Form Section A – 2023

Application Form Section B – 2023