General Info

Council: Stanley Town Council

County: County Durham

Salary: LC3 (37-41); £39,782 - 43,662, depending on experience and qualifications plus Local Government Pension Scheme Membership

Closing date: 24/04/2020 16:00

Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 24/04/2020 16:00

Stanley Town Council serves the former mining town of Stanley and the surrounding villages. With a total population of over 30,000 people in over a dozen settlements, the Council represents a diverse range of communities, ranging from rural villages to areas of high deprivation.

The Council is committed to finding innovative ways to support and add value to the communities it serves. Currently the Council provides an enhanced neighbourhood wardens service for the area, an environmental caretaker team, funds 5 day a week general and money advice services and operates the Civic Hall, a multipurpose community venue and theatre.

The Council also supports a wide range of local groups and organisations through large and small grants, holds a small portfolio of community buildings which are used by vital third sector partners, provides a range of community events and takes a lead in the celebration of our area’s heritage.

The Council is seeking a Town Clerk with the enthusiasm, commitment, drive and creativity to continue developing local services and promote the Council to our communities.

You will need excellent leadership skills and preferably previous Town or Parish Clerk or relevant principal authority experience. You will need a proven track record of leading strategic projects, developing and implementing policies, commissioning services and both setting and managing budgets to deliver outcomes. You will also need to either hold, or be willing to obtain, the Certificate in Local Council Administration.

Please find supporting documents below:

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Guidance Note to Applicants

All applications should be submitted electronically by email to info@stanley-tc.gov.uk Please put “Town Clerk Application” in the subject line.

The closing date for this vacancy is 4pm Friday 24th April 2020.

Interviews will be held 11th & 12 May 2020.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact the Leader of the Council, Councillor Les Timbey on 07939 200 455.