Vacancy for the position of Town Clerk

Part-time 20 hours per week across Monday to Friday

Salary: £29,055 – £33,136 per annum, pro rata

Closing date:  Friday 9th August 2019


A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen at Stapleford Town Council, for somebody to join our team as Town Clerk for Stapleford.

Stapleford Town Council is a progressive Town Council in Nottinghamshire, currently developing its strategic plan and vision for the next four years.  It is overseen by 18 Councillors, including the Town Mayor, across three parish wards.

Responsible for looking after the day-to-day running of the Town Council, you will have a demonstrable ability to manage and prioritise a large and varied workload.  You will also take on the role of advising the Councillors on issues such as planning and finance, through doing research with the relevant outside bodies and building your own knowledge and contact base.

The successful candidate will be prepared to be the face of the Town Council in the local community, building relationships with local organisations, and be passionate about engaging with people, working first and foremost in the interests of the public, staying politically impartial at all times.

Whilst most of your hours will be office-based during the week, you will need to be flexible to attend events outside of your normal working hours including occasional weekends.  You will be required to work one evening per week to accommodate Council & Committee meetings, which you will be responsible for clerking, and being open to the public.

As you would be the Responsible Financial Officer for the Town Council, this role would ideally suit somebody who has a background in business or office management, or working in a financial setting.  Experience of payroll procedures, financial management and budget setting is a must.

You will need experience in leadership, staff development (along with evidence of commitment to your own professional development) and be able to demonstrate a willingness to learn.  Above all, you need to have the desire and motivation to help us take our Town into the future!

To apply, please complete and return the application form and monitoring form, no later than 11.59pm on Friday 9th August 2019 to town.clerk@staplefordtowncouncil.org.uk.

Alternatively, you can request a paper application pack from the Town Council by calling in between 11.30am and 1.30pm Monday to Friday or phoning on 0115 9391818.