Opportunities

General Info

Council: Coleford Town Council

County: Gloucestershire

Salary: Scale points 33–36 (£36,922 - £39,880) depending on qualifications and experience, and subject to annual review

Closing date: 17/06/2021 11:00

Town Clerk/Proper Officer

Applications must be returned by 17/06/2021 11:00

Town Clerk

Coleford Town Council is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and forward-looking Town Clerk/Proper Officer with the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to work with its councillors and staff to deliver the council’s priorities.

Coleford Town Council provides a wide range of high-quality community services including tourist information, cemetery, King George V Playing Field and Bells Field leisure area. The council has 13 elected members with a regular annual budget in excess of £500,000.

We are seeking a high calibre individual, who shares our values of excellent community service, to lead our dedicated team of staff and to work actively with the elected members and the community. The key objectives of this post are to:

  • develop existing services, ensuring the efficient and effective implementation of council business.
  • improve communication within our community and with partner organisations.
  • ensure that the council’s governance is maintained to the very highest possible standard.

The role demands self-motivation, excellent administrative and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, lateral thinking and an ability to forge strong working relationships with the council, partners and the community. The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership experience and be capable of instigating and managing new projects. Commitment, flexibility, diplomacy and an ability to communicate effectively at all levels are key elements for this post.

We would prefer to appoint someone who already holds the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or is already working towards it or a comparable qualification. This is part of our ambition to achieve Quality Council status.

The post is to commence as soon as possible, working 32 hours per week. Some evening meetings and occasional weekend work will be necessary. Salary will be on the national scale LC3 pro rata, within the range of scale points 33–36 (£36,922 – £39,880) depending on qualifications and experience, and subject to annual review.

Responsible Financial Officer

Coleford Town Council is also seeking to appoint a Responsible Financial Officer with the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to work with the Clerk in managing the council’s finances.

The key objectives of this post are to:

  • manage the council’s bank accounts and invoicing.
  • prepare monthly reports and annual financial statements.
  • ensure and operate effective internal financial controls and recording.

The role demands good accounting, financial management and reporting skills. The successful candidate will be able to show good attention to detail and the ability to work closely and effectively with other council staff.

The post is to commence as soon as possible, working 10 hours per week. Salary will be on the national scale LC2 pro rata, within the range of scale points 24–28 (£28,672 – £32,234) depending on qualifications and experience, and subject to annual review.

Applications

Application packs for both these posts can be obtained from the council’s website here.

Applications in the form of a CV with two referees and a covering letter describing your suitability for the post must be returned to office@nickpennyeventservices.co.uk by 11am on Thursday 17 June 2021. Interviews will be held on Monday 28 June or Tuesday 29.

Any questions you may have please contact Nick Penny (Chairman of the Council) in the first instance via office@nickpennyeventservices.co.uk or call Andrew Maliphant on 01594 544456.

We look forward to hearing from you.