Council: Amesbury Town Council

County: Wiltshire

Salary: £29,269- £32,076 National Pay Scale LC2 (SCP 18 – 23) (Full time – 37 hours per week)

Closing date: 21/01/2024

Operations Manager

Applications must be returned by 21/01/2024

Are you looking for a management role at the heart of the local community?
Are you excited by the chance to support the community of Amesbury in Wiltshire?
Are you a strong team player and experienced supervisor?
Sounds like you? Read on, we have your perfect career opportunity…

Amesbury is an ancient town of around 13,000 residents located in southern Wiltshire, seven miles (11 km) north of Salisbury on the A345. It sits in the Avon Valley on the southern fringes of Salisbury Plain. The town is claimed to be the oldest occupied settlement in Great Britain, having been first settled around 8820 BC. The parish includes the hamlets of Ratfyn and West Amesbury.

Amesbury Town Council is made up of sixteen councillors, supported by a Town Clerk leading a team of seven staff with an annual budget of around £625,000. The Council is now looking for a talented and hardworking individual to support the Council into the future. The successful candidate will need excellent management skills and be able to build a wide range of positive relationships with Councillors,  volunteers, residents, local groups, and partner organisations. You will manage the Council’s administrative team, support the clerk and act as deputy clerk during times of absence.

In this important role, you will take responsibility for a range of administration and financial functions carried out by the town council. You will manage the admin and maintenance teams on a day-to-day basis, and to provide admin cover for the Town Clerk in their absence.   This is an ideal position for a highly motivated individual seeking to progress their career in local council management.   Council staff come from a range of backgrounds, but they share an enthusiasm for serving the community. If you come from outside the sector then full support, training and mentoring will be provided.

The salary  starts at £29,269, progressing to £32,076 subject to satisfactory performance. The full-time role is based at The Bowman Centre in the town. The contracted 37 hours include some evening and occasional weekend working. You will receive 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays and 2 extra statutory days. The Council offers a contributory LGPS pension scheme.

If you would like to find out more, please call or email our recruitment consultant at the Local Government Resource Centre – Steve Milton on 07701032010  or email Steve. A recruitment pack and application form (required for all applicants) can be obtained from Steve and is also available to download from the Town Council’s website.

Click here to download a recruitment pack

Closing date: 21 January. Interviews will be held over the following three weeks.