Opportunities

General Info

Council: Abingdon Town Council

County: Oxfordshire

Salary: £56,658 to £63,878 (Grade LC4 substantive, NJC pay spine points 50 to 54)

Closing date: 17/08/2022 17:00

Town Clerk/Chief Executive

Applications must be returned by 17/08/2022 17:00

Role: Town Clerk/Chief Executive

Salary range: £56,658 to £63,878 (Grade LC4 substantive, NJC pay spine points 50 to 54).

Hours: Full time


Abingdon Town Council is a large Town Council in Oxfordshire that offers services and wide support to the local community. We are seeking to appoint a new Town Clerk whose role will be to help councillors to address current challenges and embrace the many future changes.

The Town Clerk is the Council’s chief officer and principal adviser, assisting in the formation of policies and responsible for the effective management of all its business, resources, staff and operations.

We seek a forward thinking and proactive Town Clerk to take responsibility for all aspects of the Council’s operation, and hope to attract individuals with the knowledge, experience, and energy to help us achieve our goals while keeping the business and mechanisms of the Council on the ‘straight-and-narrow’.

This role does NOT include “s151” Responsible Finance Officer duties, as this is part of the Deputy Town Clerk’s function.

Applicants must demonstrate significant managerial experience, and ideally will have relevant knowledge of local government law and procedures and hold (or must obtain) one of the qualifications prescribed to allow the Council to exercise the General Power of Competence.

Closing date for applications will be Friday 14 August 2022 at 1700hrs, and applicants selected for interview will be offered an interview on either Tuesday 6 or Wednesday 7 September.

For details of the job; the Council; the town, and how to apply, please see our Applicant Pack here.