Council: Alton Town Council

County: Hampshire

Salary: National Joint Council LC4 benchmark - spinal column point 46 - 48 £53,259 - £55,693

Closing date: 13/09/2023 16:00

Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned by 13/09/2023 16:00

Alton Town Council is seeking a forward-thinking and proactive Town Clerk to take responsibility for all the Council’s operations and 13 staff. The Town Clerk is expected to advise and assist the Council in forming and delivering all policies and strategies and to produce all the information required for making effective decisions. They will also ensure that those decisions are implemented and that the Council meets all legal requirements. The person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all resources.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate significant managerial experience, have a sound knowledge of local government law and procedures and hold (or must be willing and able to obtain within 18 months) the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA). The appointed post holder will be highly motivated, organised, agile in their approach to problem solving and comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and community groups.

Attendance at evening meetings and occasional weekend events will be required, for which time off in lieu will be granted.

Alton Town Council is committed to Equality of Opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 5pm on Wednesday 13 September.

Interviews will take place at the Town Hall on Wednesday 20th September.

It is hoped that the new Town Clerk will commence their role as soon as possible, ideally prior to the end of October to enable a full handover with the outgoing Town Clerk.

Click here to download an application pack and form

For an informal chat about this position please contact Leah Coney, Town Clerk on 07909 251104.