Opportunities

General Info

Council: Shaftesbury Town Council

County: Dorset

Salary: LC 3 Substantive SCP 37 – 41 per annum (41,591 - £45,648 inclusive) (depending on experience and qualifications)

Closing date: 29/04/2022 12:00

Town Clerk and RFO

Applications must be returned by 29/04/2022 12:00

Salary: LC 3 Substantive SCP 37 – 41 per annum (41,591 – £45,648 inclusive) (depending on experience and qualifications)

Plus: Local Government Pension Scheme and Relocation Package


Shaftesbury Town Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking, and proactive Town Clerk to support the elected Councillors in achieving their aims and aspirations for the Council. The Town Clerk will have responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out and will work actively with the elected Councillors accordingly.

The Council has a current Strategic Plan and the implementation of this will be one of the key priorities for the newly appointed Town Clerk. The Council does also have several initiatives and projects planned and a part of this role will be somebody who has project management experience and knowledge, as well as the setting up of key performance measures.

The Town Clerk will be expected to implement the Strategic Plan, including its impact on operations and staffing. The post holder will also be responsible for ensuring the Council is up to date with policies, training, privacy, and data protection compliance.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience – a track record of service achievement and innovation, commitment to public service, be motivated, community focused, and possess sound managerial, communication and organisational skills.

Candidates should have a sound knowledge of local government law and procedures. A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification is required as a minimum, or a willingness to achieve this within a short time scale after commencement. Attendance at evening meetings and weekend events will be required, for which time off in lieu will be granted. A relocation package may be negotiated for the right candidate.

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

This process is being managed by a third party acting for the Town Council. For an informal discussion and to access the Recruitment Pack then please call Mr Reg Williams on 07494 760535.

Please note that all arrangements are subject to change due to Covid compliance guidelines.

  • The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12 Noon on Friday 29 April
  • Formal interviews will take place on Monday 16 May
  • It is hoped that the new Town Clerk will commence their role around 1 August