Council: Thetford Town Council

County: Norfolk

Salary: £55,325 - £68,356

Closing date: 06/05/2024 23:00

Town Clerk

Applications must be returned by 06/05/2024 23:00

Salary: £55,325 – £68,356

Hours: Full-time role, with flexibility for evening and weekend work

Place of Work: Thetford

Basis: Permanent

Are you a visionary leader with a keen eye for driving organisational change?  We are looking for a dynamic Town Clerk to lead our organisation in delivering our adopted corporate plan with a strong emphasis on exceptional service delivery and commercial viability.

You will:

  • Strategically integrate service priorities with the council’s corporate plan, performance management systems, and budget.
  • Lead internal change initiatives and lead transformation programmes in collaboration with external stakeholders to ensure sustainable growth.
  • Provide visionary leadership and effective management to senior managers and teams within corporate services, fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation
  • Cultivate strategic partnerships and promote a shared vision for integrated service delivery, placing residents at the centre of all activities to maximise community impact.
  • Maintain a robust internal focus while proactively monitoring and adapting to the wider economic environment, ensuring the council’s activities align with commercial opportunities and community aspirations.

About you:

You are a dynamic leader, with drive, enthusiasm, and commitment to local government. You understand the range of services provided by Town Councils and the opportunities, issues and challenges.

Having experience at senior management level in a large and complex organisation, you can confidently manage large budgets and resources and have a proven track record of delivering services in complex and pressurised environment. You will have a proven track record of developing, implementing, and evaluating strategies to deliver services, with significant experience of managing finite resources with ability to prioritise to meet conflicting business needs.

An inspirational leader who remains calm under pressure and leads with integrity, you have a balanced approach with the ability to provide professional and impartial advice and guidance to key stakeholders including all elected councillors.

You demonstrate clarity of thinking and balanced decision making, can motivate, lead and inspire a senior team, and manage and diffuse conflict.

Thetford Town Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Click here to download a recruitment pack

Click here to download an application form

To apply:

Please complete the application form including a personal statement to [email protected]

If you would like an informal chat regarding this role, please contact Natalie King by emailing [email protected]

Closing date: Tuesday 7 May

Interview date: Week commencing 13 May.

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to being an Equal Opportunities employer, recognising the benefits of sustaining a workforce which reflects the diversity of the community we serve. We welcome applications from anyone who feels they meet the requirements of our vacancies – these are listed as essential requirements on the person specification (within the Recruitment Pack).