General Info

Council: Keynsham Town Council

County: North East Somerset

Salary: NJC SCP 39 - 40 from £42,821 - 43,857 plus Local Government Pension Scheme Membership, salary depending on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 14/02/2022

Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 14/02/2022

Hours: Full Time / 37 hours per week

Salary range: NJC SCP 39 – 40 from £42,821 – 43,857 plus Local Government Pension Scheme Membership, salary depending on qualifications and experience.

We are looking for a proactive, dynamic individual who is an excellent manager, leader, innovator and ambassador to partner our elected members in delivering their vision. However, we also need someone with considerable administration and organisational skills.

Keynsham Town Council, a historic Market Town, is a unique town between Bath and Bristol on the A4 Corridor. The town council is well placed to unite and coordinate the actions of all stakeholders, be they local authorities, businesses or residents. The Town Clerk would be expected to take a lead on building and maintaining good working relationships with all these organisations in the best interests of the town.

Keynsham has a population of around 18,000. The town council’s budgeted annual expenditure is around £957K and is responsible for the seven play areas, Manor Road playing fields and Pavilion, Bandstand and performances, a youth service, the town’s Cemetery/Chapel and various events throughout the year including the town’s Remembrance Parade and Winter Festival/Christmas light Switch on.

The successful candidate will manage the council’s services, its staff and take on a pivotal role in ensuring our council continues to move forward. The post of Town Clerk is challenging, and the duties will require regular evening work and occasional weekend working.

The Town Clerk is supported by a strong team consisting of Responsible Financial Officer, Deputy Town Clerk, Assistant Town Clerk, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor and Grounds Maintenance Team, Business and Community Engagement Officer, Youth Work Team and administrative support.

The successful candidate would be expected to hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration or be willing to attain it within two years of starting in post.

For further information and an information pack, please contact deb.cooper@keynsham-tc.gov.uk or by phoning for an informal chat (after 4.30pm, Mon to Fri) on 07723 354500.

Application is by application form with covering letter.

Closing date: Monday 14 February 2022.

We value equality. We welcome applications from anyone who meets our person specification.