General Info

Council: Carterton Town Council

County: Oxfordshire

Salary: From £40,876 per year

Closing date: 01/02/2022 17:00

Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned by 01/02/2022 17:00

Carterton Town Council is seeking a new Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and proactive with excellent organisation, leadership, and administrative skills.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent, 37 hours per week, located at the Town Hall, 19, Alvescot Road Carterton, OX18 3JL

Salary: From £40,876 per year

The successful candidate will have the ability to develop staff, manage resources effectively and have a good knowledge of local government policies and procedures as well as an understanding of the issues facing the public sector.

Overall Responsibilities

The Town Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve all the notifications required by law of a local authority’s Proper Officer.

The Town Clerk is the designated Responsible Finance Officer (RFO) and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions required by law of the Council’s responsible financial officer under S151 of the Local Government Act 1972 for all financial matters and records of the council.

The Town Clerk will be totally responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its function as a local authority are carried out.

The Town Clerk is expected to advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect of the Authority’s activities and, in particular, to produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions. The Town Clerk will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required.

Key Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Preferably educated to degree level
  2. Experience of working in Local Government
  3. Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA), qualified or prepared to complete the CiLCA course within 12 months of appointment
  4. Possess the skills to perform the Responsible Financial Officer role

Click here to download a Job Description and Person Specification

Application deadline: 5pm, 1 February 2022

If you wish to apply for this role please submit a CV and a covering letter to the Town Clerk: Mr Ron Spurs, via email to rspurs@carterton-tc.gov.uk