Council: The new Kingswood Town Council

County: South Gloucestershire

Salary: LC3 Substantive – SCP 37 – 41 (currently £43,516 - £47,573) (Pay award pending) (depending on experience and qualifications)

Closing date: 10/09/2023 12:00

Town Clerk & RFO

Applications must be returned by 10/09/2023 12:00

Salary Scale: LC3 Substantive  – SCP 37 – 41 (currently £43,516 – £47,573) (Pay award pending)
(depending on experience and qualifications)

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

The new Kingswood Town Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking, and proactive Town Clerk & RFO to not just lead the Council in achieving its targets and aspirations but to be a key part of the setting up of the Council initially.

Based in the Unitary area of South Gloucestershire, close to the city of Bristol,  and with a population of around 20,500, and an initial precept of £125,100 for 2023/24, it is a Town Council with great potential.  The current services managed by the Council is small and limited but the potential for more to transfer in the future is both likely and exciting.

The Town Clerk & RFO will initially be employed with a dual role of finalising the setting up arrangements for the new Council as well as managing the Council on a day-to-day basis.  Once the setting up arrangements have been brought to a conclusion, the new Town Clerk will then be expected to lead the new Council – working with the new Councillors to agree a Corporate Plan, as well as be 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 desirable, or a willingness to attain it within a reasonable timeframe.

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

A relocation package will be negotiated for the right candidate.

This process is being managed by a third party acting for the new 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 Sunday 10 September 2023.
  • An informal get together will take place during the evening of Monday 18 September 2023.
  • Formal interviews will take place in Kingswood at a location tba on Tuesday 19 September 2023.
  • It is hoped the new Town Clerk & RFO will commence their role around Monday 23 October 2023.