Council: Broseley Town Council

County: Shropshire

Salary: SCP 42 – 45 (£45,859 – £49,213) dependent on experience and qualifications (30 hours per week)

Closing date: 31/12/2021

Town Clerk/RFO

Applications must be returned by 31/12/2021

Broseley Town Council is an innovative and forward-thinking Parish Council based in South Shropshire. Our town is proud of its history, charm, and community spirit. Our committed and enthusiastic team of eleven Councillors and ten full and part time staff help deliver a variety of services to our community including the Birchmeadow Centre, Broseley Library, the Cemetery, MUGA, Guest Road play area, Birchmeadow Park and Broseley in Bloom. We are now recruiting a key post of Town Clerk.

Permanent position with 6 months’ probationary period

Hours: 30 hours per week, with regular evening work and occasional weekends

Salary Scale: SCP 42 – 45 (£45,859 – £49,213) dependent on experience and qualifications

The package includes a contributory LGPS pension scheme, salary qualification increments, good holiday entitlement and flexible working.

What we are looking for:

You will have experience as a Town Clerk or Deputy Town Clerk or other senior manager in a local council or similar organisation in the public sector and already be CiLCA qualified, also be prepared to professionally develop yourself by advancing your  knowledge, by studying the Community Governance course which offers a range of advanced qualifications which looks at the way in which people and organisations work together and independently, making decisions for the benefit of a local community.

You will need to be highly organised, confident, creative, unflappable, approachable, focused, quick thinking, community minded, a people manager, adapt well to change and be a good communicator at all levels.

You will need to be able to provide strong leadership and build a wide range of positive working relationships with councillors, staff and partner organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

You are thorough and focused in all aspects of your work, keeping on top of legal obligations and legislative changes. You are at home with financial accounting and analysis.

Your written communication is good whether drawing up reports, policies, strategies, action plans, business cases, press releases or social media posts.

Be available to attend all meetings of the Council and its committees which are held in the evening.

An application form and recruitment pack can be downloaded from the council’s website here.