Council: Patchway Town Council

County: South Gloucestershire

Salary: NJC Scale Point 37 – 41 (£45,441 – 49,498 per annum) depending on qualifications and experience

Closing date:

Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by

Patchway Town Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking and proactive Town Clerk to continually improve the Town Council as well as ensuring good governance across all areas.

Salary within the NJC Scale Point 37 – 41 (£45,441 – 49,498 per annum) depending on qualifications and experience. There is also enrolment in the Local Government Pension Scheme through the Avon Pension Fund as well as an entitlement of 23 days holiday per year. We also have flexible working arrangements as well as the ability to occasionally work from home.

As we are seeking the right candidate for this post to start as soon as possible, Patchway Town Council reserves the right to withdraw this job advertisement without prior notice.

Patchway Town Council is located in South Gloucestershire and has good links to the M5, M4 as well as the A38. Patchway is a short drive from Cribbs Causeway, a popular shopping and entertainment destination.

Patchway Town Council is an ambitious council which has overseen over £4 million of investment into their infrastructure in recent years. The Town Council are responsible for numerous assets around the town and directly manage most of them!

As Town Clerk, you will be leading a small team of office staff, namely a Deputy Town Clerk, RFO and Office Administrator as well as managing a team of outdoor workers who maintain the Council’s facilities.

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.

You will ensure that all legal, statutory, financial and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed, all council meetings are properly administered, and decisions effectively implemented whilst developing healthy working partnerships with key local and regional bodies.

Suitably qualified (ideally with CiLCA – the Certificate in Local Council Administration or willing to work towards this qualification), highly motivated, enthusiastic and community focused, you will bring sound leadership, staff management, administrative, communication, IT, financial and organisational skills and be flexible in approach and able to meet deadlines.

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

Patchway Town Council is a progressive Town Council who have been recently awarded the ‘Quality Gold’ status of The Local Council Award Scheme. Patchway Town Council is also a Living Wage Employer.

More details about the role:

​Access to a full training programme with Avon Local Council’s Association and the Society of Local Council Clerks.

Memberships to professional bodies such as the Society of Local Council Clerks.

Free parking in Patchway Town Council Office private car park.

If you have a genuine interest in helping our forward thinking and energetic council develop and deliver timely, quality and innovative services to the local community, this post is ideal. 

More information can be found below on the Person Specification and Job Description.

Please contact the Locum Clerk, Jack Turner for an informal chat about the role via email to [email protected]

The job description, person specification and application form can be found online below.

Please submit all applications via email to [email protected] clearly marked FAO of Jack Turner.

Job description

Person specification

Application form