Council: Corfe Mullen Town Council

County: Dorset

Salary: SCP 37 - 41 £39,782- £43,662

Closing date: 10/02/2020

Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned by 10/02/2020

Full time 37 hours per week to include regular evening and occasional weekend working.

This vacancy arises due to the forthcoming retirement of the current Town Clerk in summer 2020. It is an exciting opportunity to become part of a proactive and growing town council in semi-rural East Dorset.

The council has recently declared town status which is an important step following local government reorganisation in Dorset and at a time when local councils are faced with taking on services from principal authorities. The council seeks a skilled and resilient manager to lead the council into the future and the challenges ahead.

The successful candidate will need to be able to provide strong leadership and build a wide range of positive relationships with councillors, staff and partner organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors. This is a real opportunity for an experienced and solutions focussed manager who is dynamic and innovative, and who will work with councillors to meet the aspirations of the people of Corfe Mullen.

Corfe Mullen has both urban and rural areas and these combine to form a diverse community distinct from the adjacent urban conurbation. It is surrounded by green belt and has five SSSI/RAMSAR sites and this natural environment is much-coveted by residents yet presents a challenge to meet the needs of a population in excess of 10,000.

You may be an experienced Clerk or Deputy Clerk with knowledge, experience and status as a qualified clerk. However, you may also have a successful background in Local Government or the private sector and be prepared to qualify quickly as a town clerk.

A recruitment pack and application form (required for all applicants) can be obtained from the town council’s website or on request from Nick Randle at LGRC Associates: [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 10th February 2020 and interviews will be held on 6th March 2020.