Council: Weston-super-Mare Town Council

County: Somerset

Salary: £64,334.96 – £72,387.74

Closing date: 12/01/2024 12:00

Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 12/01/2024 12:00

Hours: Full Time – 37 hrs per week and as required

Salary Range: £64,334.96 – £72,387.74

Location: Council Offices

Responsible to: The Town Council

Responsible for: All staff and volunteers

Job Description Town Clerk Dec 2023

Person Specification Town Clerk

Letter From Chair Of Personnel Committee

Town Clerk Application Form

Weston-super-Mare Town Council is the third largest parish council in the UK with around 80,000 residents and an annual budget of over £3 million.

Due to the retirement of our current Town Clerk, we’re recruiting a new Town Clerk to lead and inspire our team into the next phase of our development. You’ll join us at an exciting and challenging time as we move into new premises in an iconic town centre building and look for opportunities to improve and expand our services. This is a great opportunity to develop your career in one of the UK’s most progressive Councils.

Weston-super-Mare Town Council is already responsible for the town’s successful Museum, the Blakehay Theatre and Milton Road Cemetery, and in July 2023, opened a groundbreaking all-inclusive SEND park and play area.

You can find out more about our history and services on our website and our aspirations in our strategy document.

The Candidate

We’re looking for someone who has the following skills and attributes:

  • The ability to lead, motivate and co-ordinate a team of 45 employees and to work collaboratively with 31 Councillors from different political parties
  • An excellent communicator, able to build positive and productive relationships with many different stakeholders inside and outside the Council in Weston-super-Mare
  • Our preferred candidate will hold a CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) qualification but we will consider suitable candidates committed to gaining this qualification within 12 months of joining us
  • Experience of successfully managing change programmes and achieving tangible results through them
    A track record in all aspects of business management including budgets and capital programmes, plus an ability to navigate and interpret legislation
  • Resilient and able to work well with employees and Councillors in complex and challenging situations


In return, we’ll offer

  • A salary at Local Government Spinal Column Points 52 – 56 – salary range is £64,334.96 – £72,387.74
  • A minimum of 21 days holiday (increasing to 25 days if you have five or more years service in local government) plus 8 bank holidays and 2 statutory days holiday
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • We’ll pay your subscription for membership of the Society of Local Council Clerks

Important Information

This is a full-time role and while the standard working week is 37 hours, the successful candidate will be expected to work the hours needed to complete the job, including some evening and weekend working for meetings and events.

Find Out More

If you’d like an informal conversation with the current Town Clerk about the role, please telephone the Council on 01934 632567 or email [email protected].

Weston-super-Mare Town Council is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Applications must be received by midday on Friday 12 January 2024 to [email protected].

Interviews are planned for w/c Monday 29 January 2024.