Opportunities

General Info

Council: Sherborne Town Council

County: Dorset

Salary: LC4 SCP 46-49 & Entitlement to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

Closing date: 10 October 2019

Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 10am on 10 October 2019

This is a real opportunity for an experienced, solutions focussed leader who is dynamic, innovative and resilient and who will pragmatically seek to meet the aspirations of the councillors and the people of Sherborne.
The Town Clerk is responsible for carrying out all the functions of the proper officer providing effective leadership and management of staff, services and facilities. We are looking for a town clerk with the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to work with councillors and staff to deliver the council’s key aims and priorities. Partnership working experience will be important following the formation of a unitary Dorset Council for rural Dorset in April 2019.
You may be an experienced local council officer with knowledge, experience and status as a qualified clerk and holding a Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA). However, you may also have a successful track record elsewhere in Local Government and prepared to quickly qualify as a town clerk (within 12 months of employment).
The role is challenging, and you will be required to regularly work evenings and occasional weekends. You will be supported by a strong and positive team of employees including our Civic Administrator, Facilities Officer, Grounds and Property Manager and Responsible Finance Officer.
Sherborne Town Council is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in employment by ensuring that we do not unfairly discriminate against any job applicant or existing employee. We particularly welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.
For a recruitment pack including the application form email: [email protected]
For further information about Sherborne Town Council visit www.sherborne-tc.gov.uk 
Closing date for applications will be: 12.00 noon on Thursday 10th October 2019.
Interviews will be held on: Thursday 17th and/or Friday 18th October 2019.