Deputy Town Clerk

Salary: SCP 27, £35,754 rising to SCP 28 £36,648 on completion of iLCA qualification (pay award pending)

 The closing date for applications is Midday on Friday 5 July 2024, with interviews being held on Thursday 11 July 2024.

Wareham is a Saxon Town in Dorset and is the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck, lying south-west of Poole and on the river Frome. It is a thriving market town where the past and the present co-exist happily.

The Town Council is seeking to appoint a forward thinking and proactive Deputy Town Clerk to support and deputise for the Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, in undertaking the work of the Council and to work closely and actively with the Town Clerk and elected members to develop services.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience and a track record of achievement, innovation and commitment to public service. They must also be motivated and community focused and possess sound communication, managerial and organisational skills.

The Introduction to Local Council Administration (iLCA) qualification is desirable, although if not already held, the successful candidate should be willing to obtain the qualification, with the option to proceed to CiLCA within the first three years of employment.

The position is full-time (37 hours per week), with the need to attend evening meetings and occasional weekend events, as required, and will be subject to an initial six-month probationary period.

Benefits include a generous Local Government Pension Scheme contribution, staff exclusive offers and discounts and free employee assistance programme.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact the Town Clerk in confidence on 01929 553006 or email townclerk@wareham-tc.gov.uk

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