Opportunities

General Info

Council: Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council

County: Warwickshire

Salary: NALC spinal point 46 – 49. £51,334 - £55,274 (national pay award pending)

Closing date: 05/05/2022 12:00

Town Clerk and Proper Officer

Applications must be returned by 05/05/2022 12:00

Salary: NALC spinal point 46 – 49.  £51,334 – £55,274 (national pay award pending)

Hours: Permanent 37 hours per week (including some evening and weekend working reflected by the salary package)


A fantastic opportunity has arisen if you have a passion to lead a team in a progressive and innovative Town Council.

Can you help us develop greener, sustainable, quality services that engender greater community pride and involvement?

If so, this exciting opportunity is for you. You will be an inspirational, creative and forward-thinking, proactive individual who will be a leader and a partner to our elected members, helping them to deliver their vision.

Responsible for overseeing both the operational management and strategic development of the service, you will make sure the instructions of the Council are carried out.

The post demands high levels of personal autonomy and creative leadership skills, providing councillors with the information required so they can make effective decisions.

It is desirable but not essential to have previously worked in local government but you must be prepared to work towards the Certificate in Local Council Administration or other equivalent qualification within one year of commencement if you are not already CiLCA qualified.  You will be the Proper Officer, of the council with oversight of the RFO duties.

At Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council, we value equality and welcome applications from everyone meeting the person specification and job description.

Key contact informal discussions

Town Clerk, Sarah Summers, is available for an informal discussion and can be contacted on 01789 269332 or 07787 592012 or by email: sarah.summers@stratford-tc.gov.uk.

How to Apply

Applicants should download the recruitment pack below or obtain the information from lisa.cowley@stratford-tc.gov.uk.

Job Description

Welcome Letter

Candidate Briefing Pack

Working for Stratford Town Council

Application Form

Please complete the Town Council’s application form in addition to submitting your CV. Your covering letter should be no more than two sides of A4 in length and should be aligned to the person specification. CVs on their own will not be considered and we will not be accepting applications from recruitment agencies.

At interview, candidates will be expected to make a 10minute presentation (verbally or by using Power Point) on ‘Your vision for a successfully run Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council and how you will deliver this vision in your first six months’.

The following timetable sets out the dates of the recruitment process:

Date Activity
Advertisement appears 7 April, 2022
Closing date for applications 12 noon, 5 May, 2022
Candidates informed of outcome of application 12 May, 2022
Assessment and interview date for short-listed candidates 16 and 17 May, 2022
Second interviews, if necessary 23 May, 2022

Please ensure that you return your application by the closing date – no applications will be accepted or considered after that date.

To apply for this role, please visit www.stratford-tc.gov.uk/the-council/vacancies.