Council: Monmouth Town Council

County: Monmouthshire

Salary: SCP33 (£36,922) – SCP40 (£43,857) pro rata depending on experience and relevant qualifications

Closing date: 08/03/2021 17:00

Town Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Applications must be returned by 08/03/2021 17:00

Hours: 29 hours per week

Salary: SCP33 (£36,922) – SCP40 (£43,857) pro rata depending on experience and relevant qualifications.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the dedicated team at Monmouth Town Council. We are looking for a proactive experienced professional with proven leadership and organisational skills to partner our elected members in taking the town council forward in a positive direction.

You will be the Proper Officer and Responsible Finance Officer of the council and have a statutory duty to carry out all the functions required by law. You will be responsible for ensuring the council receives the advice and information it requires to ensure good governance.

You will need to be enthusiastic, flexible and community-focussed with excellent administrative, interpersonal, accounting and IT skills in order to work successfully with staff, councillors, external organisations, stakeholders and the community. Excellent verbal and written skills are essential.

You will hold or be willing to work towards holding the Certificate in Local Council Administration (Wales). You will be politically aware and able to demonstrate a sound understanding of Local Government and current issues.

Monmouth, the county town of Monmouthshire, is situated on the confluence of the Rivers Wye and Monnow. It has a vibrant active community supported by the town council which consists of 16 elected members and two other part time officers. The post holder would be expected to work mainly from the Shire Hall depending on Covid-19 restrictions with availability to attend evening meetings and occasional weekends also a requirement.

This post is eligible for the Local Government Pension Scheme and the terms and conditions of service are in line with the National Joint Council guidelines.

For further details about Monmouth Town Council, visit the council website here.

For an application form (all applicants must complete one to be considered) or for more information, please contact the locum clerk Deborah McNeill on [email protected]

Closing date for applications is Monday 8th March at 5pm.