Council: Leominster Town Council

County: Herefordshire

Salary: LC3 SCP 37-41 (£39,782 – £43,662) dependent upon experience & qualifications

Closing date: 25/10/2019

Town Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Applications must be returned by 25/10/2019

Leominster Town Council is seeking to appoint a forward thinking, innovative Town Clerk to manage the council’s statutory requirements, develop and deliver a wide range of projects, lead the staff team and promote the town of Leominster. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, with a ‘can do’ attitude, who can demonstrate strong governance and financial management skills alongside good business acumen. The successful candidate will be expected to work in close partnership with a range of local bodies and organisations including the unitary authority.

To be successful in this role you will combine strong relevant technical knowledge and experience with positive and effective leadership, management, influencing and communication skills. You will also have a strong interest in working collaboratively with other organisations across our community to help Leominster achieve its ambitions.

If you feel you meet these requirements, we would like to hear from you. You will need to hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (or obtain it within 24 months of employment) or have current local government experience at management level.

The post of Town Clerk is challenging and duties will require regular evening and occasional weekend working which is reflected in the salary being offered.

Full Job Descriptions and Person Specifications can be found on our website here.

Salary: NJC Level 3 – SCP 37-41 (£39,782 – £43,662) dependent upon experience & qualifications.

Job Type: Full Time, 37 hours per week.

Holiday Entitlement: 21 days per annum rising to 26 after 5 years of service.

Based at:

Council Offices,
11 Corn Square,

Opportunity to join Local Government Pension Scheme

To view the job application pack, click here.

To view the application form, click here.

To view the monitoring form, click here.

Selection Process

To apply for this position please submit the following documents:

1. Completed Application Form and any other relevant information by the closing date of Friday 25th October 2019. Please ensure that your application form is comprehensive and clear.
2. Covering letter stating why you believe you are suitable for the role.
3. Equal Opportunity in Employment
4. Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 – Criminal Offences

Preferably documents should be sent by e-mail to: [email protected]

Alternatively, you may hand deliver or post the documents to:

Leominster Town Council Offices,
11 Corn Square,

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 28th October 2019.

Please assume that you have not been shortlisted if you have not hear from us by 8th November 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted week commencing 4th November 2019 and invited to interview. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 12th November 2019 over the course of the day. Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake an in-tray exercise, provide a presentation and attend a panel interview. They will also be provided with an opportunity to see the Parish and meet staff and Councillors.

The successful candidate will be formally ratified by Full Council at its meeting on Monday 25th November 2019 and will take up post on Monday 6th January 2020.