Opportunities

General Info

Council: Wareham Town Council

County: Dorset

Salary: Grade LC3 (SCP 42-45) £46,662-£50,074 (depending on qualifications and experience)

Closing date: 22/04/2022 12:00

Town Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Applications must be returned by 22/04/2022 12:00

Salary: Grade LC3 (SCP 42-45) £46,662-£50,074 (depending on qualifications and experience)

Closing date: Midday on Friday 22 April 2022

Interviews: Will take place week commencing 9 May 2022


Wareham is a Saxon town with a population of approximately 5,500. It is a small, market town, popular with tourists and the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast.

The Town Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and its Responsible Financial Officer, and is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions of a local authority’s Proper Officer.

The position is full time (37 hours per week), with the need to attend evening meetings and occasional weekend events as required and will be subject to an initial six-month probationary period.

Benefits include Local Government Pension Scheme contributions and flexible working.

The successful candidate will hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA). Local Government experience would be an advantage.

The applicant must have good financial and book-keeping skills and be computer-literate and competent in using Microsoft Office.

In addition to outstanding organisational and administrative and business skills, strong leadership and personnel management skills are vital. We are looking for an excellent team leader, who will be supported by a committed team of 7 staff.

Application forms and further details are available below, on the Town Council’s website: www.wareham-tc.gov.uk,

Or by telephoning 01929 553006, or e-mailing office@wareham-tc.gov.uk.

Click here to download an Application Form

Click here to download a Job Description

Click here to download a Person Specification

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.