Opportunities

General Info

Council: Olney Town Council

County: Buckinghamshire

Salary: SCP 24 to SCP 32 up to £35,745

Closing date: 23/08/2021 12:00

Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 23/08/2021 12:00

Hours – 37 hours per week plus local authority pension, holidays and flexible working provision

Salary – currently under review and will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications. Currently SCP 24 to SCP 32 up to £35,745

The Town – Olney is a small market town in Buckinghamshire with a thriving economic and social life and a great historical heritage. The town has both primary and secondary schools within its boundaries and boasts a wide range of hospitality and sports venues usually associated with a much larger town. Situated in beautiful countryside close to Milton Keynes and the M1.

The Council provides a wide range of quality services including a market, recreation ground, open spaces, allotments, cemetery and the Olney Centre (Council Office). The Olney Neighbourhood Plan, in line with Milton Keynes Council Plan MK, is a working document allowing for some housing, retail and office units to be built in Olney to 2031 and provides additional activity for the Town Clerk.

The Person – We are seeking a dynamic and collaborative individual to work with councillors, the Olney Community, Milton Keynes Council and partners. A self-starter, able to show initiative and to think on your feet, you will work with our small team of office and grounds staff taking overall responsibility for all the Town Council’s administrative functions.

The successful candidate will:

  • Ideally hold a minimum of a CiLCA qualification or be willing to gain the qualification by June 2022 (study assistance provided)
  • have proven experience in administration,
  • have a good understanding of local government and strong communication and IT skills
  • be familiar with accounting practices
  • be an effective manager of a staff team
  • attend some evening meetings (Time Off in Lieu and duty shared with deputy Town Clerk)

For an informal discussion / Town Clerk pack about this opportunity please call Cllr Philip Geach, Mayor on 07971 345301, or Cllr Colin Rodden HR Committee Chair on 07515 285575.

To apply please send your current CV and a covering letter stating how you can assist our town to colin.rodden@olneytowncouncil.gov.uk.

Click here to download our Neighbourhood plan

Employee Handbook

Job Description

And the council’s 2021-22 budget

Closing date 12.00 noon Monday 23rd August 2021.

Interviews anticipated week beginning Monday 30th August 2021.

Please see our website at www.olneytowncouncil.gov.uk