General Info

Council: Ferndown Town Council

County: Dorset

Salary: £39,782 - £43,662 (depending on experience)

Closing date: 18/10/2019

Town Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Applications must be returned by 18/10/2019

Ferndown Town Council is one of the largest town council’s in Dorset with a population of 26,559. It is overseen by 17 councillors, including the Town Mayor, across 7 parish wards. The council is also the sole trustee for the King George’s Field Charity, a 50 acre playing area of open space set aside in perpetuity for sport and recreation.

The Council is seeking to appoint a forward-thinking Town Clerk who can manage the council’s statutory requirements as its Proper Officer, lead the staff team and promote the interests and development of the town. Strong leadership qualities are essential in order to help the council develop strategically.

This is a particularly exciting time for the town council following its decision to take over the management of Ferndown’s community centre based in the town centre. We are therefore looking for an excellent team-builder to enthuse and motivate an expanding team.

As you would be the Responsible Financial Officer for the town council, the successful candidate will have a proven track record in financial management. Experience of payroll procedures, financial management and budget setting is a must.

The town clerk may also be required to undertake the duties and responsibilities commensurate with the post of Administrator to The King George V Charity. The successful candidate will preferably be CiLCA qualified, but consideration will be given to a suitable candidate willing to obtain the qualification within 12 months of appointment. Local Government experience would also be an advantage.

Whilst most of your hours will be office-based during the week, you will need to be flexible to attend events outside of your normal working hours including occasional weekends. You will be required to work some evenings to accommodate council & Committee meetings, which you will be responsible for clerking.

How to apply:

To apply for the position please submit the following documents which can be found on www.ferndown.gov.uk along with the job description and requirements for the role.

  1. Completed application form
  2. Application monitoring form

Preferably completed documents should be sent via email to secretary@ferndown.gov.uk

Alternatively, you may hand deliver or post the documents to: Maria Follan, Ferndown Town Council, Barrington Centre, Pennys Walk, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9TH

Applications must be returned by: Friday 18th October 2019 (Midday)

Interviews will be held on week commencing: 28th October 2019

For an informal discussion please contact: Maria Follan, Administration Manager on 01202 892249.