Council: Amesbury Town Council

County: Wiltshire

Salary: £43,516 - £47,573 National Pay Scale LC3 (SCP 37 – 41) (Full time – 37 hours per week)

Closing date: 05/10/2023 23:00

Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 05/10/2023 23:00

Are you looking for a management role at the heart of the local community?
Are you excited by the chance to support the community of Amesbury in Wiltshire?
Are you a strong team player and experienced manager?
Sounds like you? Read on, we have your perfect career opportunity…

Amesbury is an ancient town of around 13,000 residents located in southern Wiltshire, seven miles (11 km) north of Salisbury on the A345. It sits in the Avon Valley on the southern fringes of Salisbury Plain. The town is claimed to be the oldest occupied settlement in Great Britain, having been first settled around 8820 BC. The parish includes the hamlets of Ratfyn and West Amesbury.

Amesbury Town Council is made up of sixteen councillors, supported by a Town Clerk leading a team of seven staff with an annual budget of around £625,000. The Council is now looking for a talented and hardworking individual to lead the Council into the future. The successful candidate will need to build a wide range of positive relationships with Councillors,  volunteers, residents, local groups, and partner organisations. You will also manage all the Town Council’s legal and administrative functions.

In this important role, you will be responsible for looking after the Council’s facilities and services including Council staff, buildings, allotments, public spaces, civic events, public conveniences, and cemetery.  You will also oversee the statutory functions of the Council including commenting on local planning applications. The Clerk is supported by an excellent team of officers, making this the ideal position for somebody with previous management experience. Strategic delivery is at the core of the role. Clerks come from a range of backgrounds, but they share an enthusiasm for serving the community. If you come from outside the sector then full support, training and mentoring will be provided.

The salary starts at £43,516, progressing to £47,573 subject to satisfactory performance. The full-time role is based at The Bowman Centre in the town. The contracted 37 hours include some evening and occasional weekend working. You will receive 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays and 2 extra statutory days. The Council offers a contributory pension scheme.

If you would like to find out more, please call or email our recruitment consultant at the Local Government Resource Centre – Steve Milton on 07701032010  or email Steve.  A recruitment pack and application form (required for all applicants) can be obtained from Steve and is also available to download from the Town Council’s website.

Click here to download a recruitment pack

Closing date: 6th October. Interviews will be held over the following two weeks.