Council: Andover Town Council

County: Hampshire

Salary: LC3 Substantive – SCP 37-41 p/a (currently £41,591 - £45,648 inclusive) (depending on experience and qualifications)

Closing date: 27/10/2022 12:00

Town Clerk and RFO

Applications must be returned by 27/10/2022 12:00

Salary Scale: LC3 Substantive – SCP 37-41 p/a (currently £41,591 – £45,648 inclusive) (depending on experience and qualifications)

Plus: Local Government Pension Scheme, Relocation Package and Free Parking.

Andover Town Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking, and proactive Town Clerk & RFO to lead the Council in achieving its targets and aspirations. The Town Clerk & RFO will have the responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out and will work actively with elected members to help develop existing services.

Based in Andover, with a population of around 47,000, a precept of £362,000 for 2022/23 and an annual turnover of just over £370,000, it is a semi-rural, growing town with exceptional facilities and aspirations to ensure the very best services and facilities are provided for its residents and visitors.  There are also a number of projects to complete and commence.

The Town Clerk & RFO will be expected to lead on developing, getting adopted and then implementing the Council’s vision and its impact on operations and staffing, as well as being responsible for ensuring the Council is up to date with policies and complies with all legal requirements associated with a Council within the sector.

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 a requirement of the post.

Attendance at evening meetings and weekend events will be required, for which time off in lieu will be granted.  Andover Town Council is committed to Equality of Opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

A relocation package will be negotiated for the right candidate.

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

  • The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12 Noon on Thursday 27 October 2022.
  • Formal interviews will take place at the Council offices on Friday 11 November 2022.
  • It is hoped that the new Town Clerk & RFO will commence their role around Tuesday 3 January 2023.