Council: Huntingdon Town Council

County: Cambridgeshire

Salary: LC4 – SCP 55 – 62 per annum (£67,756 - £81,069 inclusive, depending on experience & qualifications)

Closing date: 18/09/2023 11:00

Town Clerk – Huntingdon Town Council

Applications must be returned by 18/09/2023 11:00

Huntingdon Town Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking, and proactive Town Clerk to take over from the highly respected retiring Clerk and continue to drive the Council forwards. The Town Clerk will have responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out and will work actively with elected members to help develop existing services.

The Council has a Corporate Plan (2018-22) which was fully reviewed in 2022.  The Town Council opened its new Eco Community Centre in February 2020 and the opening of its new Crematorium and Cemetery, nursery and depot took place in October 2022.  In addition, environmentally the Town Council is progressively moving forward with innovative ideas and sustainable initiatives, including a sustainable cricket pavilion which is due to open toward the end of 2023.

The Town Clerk will have a significant role in maintaining the Town Council’s Civic Traditions along with implementing the Corporate Plan and its impact on operations and staffing. The post holder will be the Proper Officer of the Council, with all the responsibilities that go with that critical role.

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.  It is anticipated that there will be a handover period from the current, retiring Town Clerk to the new postholder.

Attendance at evening meetings and weekend events will be required, for which time off in lieu will be granted.

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

A relocation package will be negotiated for the right candidate.  This process is being managed by a third party acting for the Town Council.  For an informal discussion and to access the Recruitment Pack then please call Mr Reg Williams on 07494 760535.

  • The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12 Noon on Monday 18th
  • An informal reception will take place at the Council offices on Wednesday 18th October
  • Formal interviews will take place at the same venue on Thursday 19th
  • It is hoped that the new Town Clerk will commence their role on Monday 8th January 2024