Opportunities

General Info

Council: Sandy Town Council

County: Bedfordshire

Salary: LC3 – SCP 37 – 41 per annum (£40,876 - £44,863 inclusive)

Closing date: 07/02/2022 12:00

Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned by 07/02/2022 12:00

Salary Scale: LC3 – SCP 37 – 41 per annum (£40,876 – £44,863 inclusive) (Depending on experience and qualifications)

Plus: Local Government Pension Scheme and Free Parking


Sandy Town Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking and proactive Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to support the elected councillors in achieving their aims and aspirations for the Council.

The Town Clerk and RFO will have responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out and will work actively with the elected councillors accordingly.

The Town Clerk and RFO will help the Council develop its Strategic Plan while establishing and progressing action plans in place to achieve its ambitions.

The Council also has a number of ongoing projects, and a key part of this role will be somebody who has enthusiasm and experience to move these projects to completion.

The Town Clerk and RFO will be expected to implement the Council’s plans and manage its operations, staffing and delivering of services.

The post holder will also be responsible for ensuring the Council is up to date with policies, training, privacy, and data protection compliance.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience – a track record of service achievement and innovation commitment to public service, be motivated, community focused, and possess sound managerial, communication and organisational skills.

Candidates should have a sound knowledge of local government law and procedures. A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification is required as a minimum, or a willingness to achieve this within a short time scale after commencement. Attendance at evening meetings and weekend events will be required, for which time off in lieu will be granted.

Sandy Town Council is committed to Equality of Opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For an informal discussion and to access the Recruitment Pack then please contact the Town Clerk, Mr Chris Robson on 01767 681 491 or at clerk@sandytowncouncil.gov.uk

Please note that all arrangements are subject to change due to Covid compliance guidelines.

  • The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12 Noon on 7 February 2022.
  • An opportunity to informally meet with members of the staffing team will take place on 10 February 2022.
  • Formal interviews will take place on 14 or 15 February 2022.