General Info

Council: Howden Town Council

County: East Yorkshire

Salary: SCP 22 – 30 (£26317- £32878) (subject to re-evaluation) plus employer’s pension contribution.

Closing date: 25/05/2020

Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned by 25/05/2020

Howden Town Council is a modern and progressive council, with a budget of approx £190,000 a year and responsibility for office/conference premises, cemeteries, a 6.4 Ha local nature reserve, children’s playpark and other public open spaces and a strong involvement in community events and support of those.

The town council is seeking to appoint a proactive motivated and experienced person to continue the development of the council’s services in this challenging and ever changing sector. You will have considerable demonstrable experience of the local government or town council sector, excellent administration and organisational skills, be creative and innovative and be able to demonstrate a track record of collaborative working with community groups, businesses and elected members as well as managing contracts and initiatives for the council.

The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer, managing the council’s procedures, budgets, accounts, contracts, and activities. The post is based at the offices in the town centre.

This is a full-time position, including two – three evening meetings per month. The salary is currently linked to SCP 22 – 30 (£26317- £32878) (subject to re-evaluation) plus employer’s pension contribution.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate relevant experience, and hold a qualification in local council administration or be prepared to obtain one within one year.

Please visit our website www.howden-tc.gov.uk to download an application pack or contact clerk@howden-tc.gov.uk, 01430 430111, or at 17 Bridgegate, Howden, East Yorkshire DN14 7AE.


We recognise that these are very challenging times in which to recruit staff. However, the role of Town Clerk is critical to the organisation and with no certainty how long the health pandemic might persist. It has, therefore, been decided to proceed with advertising. We will monitor the Governments guidelines and if need be we will conduct interviews using zoom technology. Please consider this when applying and indicate any difficulties you might experience in the current health situation. Interviews will be carried out in the first week of June 2020

Closing date for applications is 25 May 2020