Opportunities

General Info

Council: Olney Town Council

County: Buckinghamshire

Salary: £35,745 to £38,890 negotiable depending on qualifications and experience (37 hours per week)

Closing date: 17/12/2021

Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 17/12/2021

(37 hours per week plus local authority pension, holidays, and flexible working provision – Salary in the region £35,745 to £38,890 negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.)

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.

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.

Essential:

  • has recent experience as a Town (or Large Parish) Clerk or Deputy Clerk including experience as the Responsible Finance Officer
  • holds a driving licence

Desirable

  • holds, is working towards, or is willing to gain a CiLCA qualification.
  • has strong communication and IT skills
  • an effective manager of a staff team
  • knowledge of Olney

For an informal discussion / Town Clerk pack about this opportunity please call Cllr Philip Geach, Mayor on 07971 345301.

To apply please send your current CV and a covering letter to call Cllr Philip Geach, philipgeach@olneytowncouncil.gov.uk

Closing date: 17 December 2021 with interviews early in the New Year.