Council: Fleet Town Council

County: Hampshire

Salary: Circa £55,000 - £60,000 (depending on experience)

Closing date: 31/05/2022 12:00

Executive Officer

Applications must be returned by 31/05/2022 12:00

Fleet Town Council, formed in 2010, is seeking an Executive Officer/Town Clerk to hold lead responsibility for all aspects of council business including the duties of the Responsible Finance Officer managing a budget in excess of £1,500k. They will assist in the strategic development of the Council, overseeing the management of its operations and be an effective partner to community leaders and organisations, and the residents of our Town. We are seeking a forward-thinking, collaborative, and proactive individual to lead us for the future.

Fleet, population c25k, is situated in the northeast corner of Hampshire, less than 40 miles from London and with high-speed rail and motorway links to both the capital and the south coast. It is the administrative and commercial centre of the District of Hart and is surrounded by a number of thriving towns. In one of the more prosperous areas of the UK it is known as “one of the safest places to live in the UK, enjoying high earnings and low crime” (Halifax Quality of Life Survey).

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional professional who will provide the information required by councillors so that they can make effective decisions – enabling them to deliver their vision and to uphold their statutory and civic duties. The post demands high levels of personal autonomy, integrity, and creative leadership skills.

The post holder will build on the strong reputation of the Council to deliver high-quality services including the management of Council owned/managed buildings – The Harlington and Ancells Farm Community Centre, the cemetery and formal open spaces. The post holder will lead a team of sixteen staff and oversee the delivery of council projects and initiatives to ensure delivery on time and within assigned budgets.

The ideal candidate will have recent experience in a similar role and have recent relevant knowledge of working in local government. This is an ideal opportunity for aspirational further career advancement. Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This is a ‘hands on’ role and you should have proven success in delivering a wide range of projects and services, experience of managing finances and staff, and being adept at partnership working are essential.

The ability to manage change, work flexibly, deal with the unexpected, be solution-focussed when meeting challenging circumstances and successfully juggle priorities will be important. We value equality and welcome applications from everyone meeting the person specification and job description.

This is a full-time role which involves attendance at regular evening meetings and working outside office hours. The successful applicant will hold, or be prepared to work towards, the Certificate in Local Council Administration.

Salary: Circa £55,000 – £60,000 (depending on experience)

Benefits include an attractive package including relocation assistance (if appropriate).

Closing date: Tuesday 31 May 2022 at 12 noon.

Application is online, to note CV’s will not be accepted.

Further information and an application pack is available from our website:

Click here to download a Job Description and Person Specification

Click here to download an Application Form

Interviews: To Be Arranged.

If you would like an informal conversation about this role, please contact Janet Stanton, the current Town Clerk, 01252 625246

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

Fleet Town Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.