Opportunities

General Info

Council: Somerton Town Council

County: Somerset

Salary: Salary within grade LC3 (from 1 April 2019 - SCP 33- 41 - £35934 - £43662 p.a.)

Closing date: 31/07/2020

Town Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned on 31/07/2020

Somerton Town Council is a forward-thinking council at the centre of a thriving local community. The council has Quality status in the Local Council Award scheme and aspires to achieve Gold level following the May elections.

We are now seeking highly organised and committed applicants to undertake this key role which is responsible for all day-to-day organisation and management of the council’s services, staff, facilities and finances. This is a demanding job and you will need vision, a high level of motivation, excellent leadership, management, administrative, inter-personal, accounting and IT skills in order to work successfully with staff, councillors, external organisations, stakeholders and the community.

Ideally you should possess the CiLCA qualification and have a sound understanding of local authority organisation and management.

The post is full-time (37 hours per week) and some evening meeting attendance is required. We offer excellent nationally based terms and conditions of employment for this full-time post which involves evening and weekend attendance.

Please visit our website www.somertontowncouncil.gov.uk to download a recruitment pack and an application form.

Or download them here:

Application Form

Person Specification

Letter to Applicants

For an informal discussion feel free to contact the Chair of the Council, Dean Ruddle on 07976 556054.

Closing date for applications:  12 noon Friday 31st July 2020.

Interviews will be held on 12th and 13th August 2020. Candidates should ensure they are available to attend on these days should they be selected for interview at each stage.

Due to COVID-19 interviews may take place virtually, for example via Zoom

Somerton Town Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.