Opportunities

General Info

Council: Olney Town Council

County: Buckinghamshire

Salary: £35,745 to £40,867 negotiable depending on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 14/03/2022

Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 14/03/2022

Hours: 37 hours per week plus local authority pension, holidays, flexibility of working arrangements

Salary: in the region £35,745 to £40,867 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 a proven background in management, preferably in local government
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • An effective manager of a staff team
  • Holds a Driving Licence

Desirable:

  • Has recent experience as a Town (or Large Parish) Clerk or Deputy Clerk including experience as the Responsible Finance Officer
  • Has, is working towards, or is willing to gain a CiLCA qualification
  • Has strong communication and IT skills
  • Knowledge of, or connections to Olney

Closing Date for Applications: 14 March 2022.

Interviews: Week Commencing 21 March 2022.

For an informal discussion please call Cllr Philip Geach, Mayor on 07971 345301.

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