Opportunities

General Info

Council: Bangor City Council

County: Gwynedd

Salary: £38,890 (to be paid pro rata if working part time)

Closing date: 01/12/2021 17:00

Interim Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 01/12/2021 17:00

Bangor City Council has a vacancy for an Interim Town Clerk (Fixed Term Contract 6 months, up to 37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £38,890 (to be paid pro rata if working part time)

Start date: Preferably week beginning 13th December 2021


Due to the recent resignation of our City Director we are seeking an interim Town Clerk for our City Council whilst we recruit permanently.

Are you committed to serving the community?

Are you a careful administrator, a good communicator and an enthusiastic manager? Would you consider joining Bangor City Council as our interim Town Clerk?

Bangor is a small city in north west Wales, located between the Menai Straits and the Snowdonia mountains. Bangor is a University city and is the oldest city in Wales, housing a near 1500 year old Cathedral. Bangor has many attractions, including Bangor Garth Pier, owned and managed by the City Council.

We are seeking a dynamic and collaborative individual to serve the Council and the city over the coming months. You will be a self-starter, able to show initiative and to think on your feet. You will understand the functions of a town/community council.

The successful candidate will need to build a wide range of positive relationships with councillors, staff, residents, businesses and other organisations. You will also manage our small team of staff and take overall responsibility for all the City Council’s administrative functions.

The interim Town Clerk is expected to be fully involved in supporting the Council to:

  • Manage the day-to-day affairs of the City Council: manage expenditure, organise Council and Committee meetings, provide support to members, represent the Council on external meetings
  • Engage with the community to identify their needs, priorities and wishes, respond to queries/complaints from the public
  • Show due regard to advance equality of opportunity for all residents

The successful candidate will:

  • Ideally hold a minimum of an ILCA/CiLCA qualification
  • have proven experience in administration
  • have a good understanding of local government and strong communication and IT skills
  • be familiar with accounting practices and financial management
  • be an effective manager of a staff team
  • Welsh language skills: desirable but not essential for this post

For an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Iwan Williams, City Director on 07591 833760.

To apply please send your current CV and a covering letter stating how you can assist our city to townclerk@bangorcitycouncil.com

Mae’r wybodaeth yma ar gael yn Gymraeg os dymunwch / This information is available in Welsh if you would prefer.

Please see our website at: Bangor City Council – Cyngor Dinas Bangor – Home.

Closing date 5pm Wednesday 1st December 2021.

Interviews anticipated week beginning Monday 6th December 2021.