KEIGHLEY TOWN COUNCIL
TOWN CLERK / RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER
LC3 – SCP 47 (£40,254)
Keighley, the third largest civil parish in England, is a former engineering and textile town with a strong local identity and a population of 54,000 nestling in the heart of Bronte Country and on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Historically part of the West Riding, since 1974 Keighley has been within Bradford Metropolitan District Council and has promoted itself as a tourist destination and major service centre – The Capital of Airedale.
Keighley is a 25-minute commute by electric train from Leeds City Centre, the major regional hub of West Yorkshire, and just over an hour’s drive from Manchester. With its attractive South Pennines hinterland, it is an ideal base for anyone contemplating relocation.
Keighley Town Council requires a replacement for the Town Clerk / RFO who has recently retired, and seeks a proactive and experienced person with the CiLCA qualification including Section 7 the General Power of Competence (or who is studying for this) to fulfil the roles of Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer with the commitment and leadership qualities to undertake the varied responsibilities of this senior management position.
The appointed person will be the Proper Officer of the Council leading a small team of dedicated staff and ideally should have worked for a larger Parish / Town Council or had significant management experience in local government with a Principal Authority or in the Private Sector. He/she will be expected to demonstrate leadership, administrative, financial, project management and interpersonal skills and have a high level of computer literacy, together with an ability to forge strong partnerships within the community and business sectors. The post holder will manage the Council’s statutory requirements in accordance with “Local Government Best Practice Standards” and ensure the effective implementation of Keighley Town Council decisions, including providing professional advice to Elected Members and regular attendance at evening meetings. The successful candidate will work within Keighley Civic Centre, the renovated former police station.
The Town Council has agreed in principle to separate the two distinctive roles of Town Clerk and RFO which could be filled by two people working part time or, in the case of an exceptional candidate, as one post (37 hours per week) covering both roles, subject to Council agreement.
Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 30th September 2014. Interviews will be held within the following 2 to 3 weeks. Application packs are available from:-
The Acting Town Clerk, Keighley Town Council, Keighley Civic Centre, North Street, Keighley BD21 3RZ. Tel: 01535 618252. Email email@example.com
Informal discussion concerning the role can be made by contacting the Keighley Town Mayor on 01535 – 645454.
29 August 2014
Seaford Town Council
Town Clerk and
Responsible Financial Officer
Salary to circa £56,500 annually, plus superannuation
In Seaford we are proud of our Council and of the community we serve. The Council is extremely active providing a wide range of leisure services including parks, recreation grounds, open spaces, allotments and the Seaford Head Golf Course. We are seeking an Executive Leader of high calibre to lead our small and enthusiastic staff team and to work actively with elected members to help develop and deliver quality services to the local community, and to ensure that all legal, financial and other governance requirements are observed.
Our future Town Clerk must be highly committed to public service, motivated, community focussed, possess sound managerial, administrative, communication and organisational skills, and have a demonstrable track record of service achievement and innovation.
Nationally based terms and conditions of employment apply for this full time post. Some unsocial hours working will be required.
Application form and further details from Miss Georgia Raeburn, PA to the Town Clerk, Seaford Town Council, 37 Church Street, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1HG.
Tel 01323 894870. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be received by noon on Friday 26th September 2014.
Seaford Town Council
for Seaford Head Golf Course Clubhouse
Salary circa £30,000 annually plus an incentivised bonus
Seaford Head Golf Course Clubhouse is currently the subject of a major redevelopment costing in the region of £1.7 million. Once completed it will be a huge asset to the area providing a high-quality venue not only for community and golf-related activities but importantly for valuable commercial and business functions and lettings.
To maximise the potential of this facility we are seeking an experienced Business Manager with a proven track record in income generation and customer service; someone to actively manage, market and maintain the facility, create profitable new business opportunities and ensure that all usage and income performance targets are met.In addition to the base salary the council will also negotiate an incentivised bonus scheme of up to 10% of profits generated.
If you are commercially astute, committed to hard work, a team player with excellent inter-personal and leadership skills, have an ability to identify new markets and income streams, are prepared to work unsocial hours in this full-time position, and wish to be part of our future service development and growth here in Seaford then we would very much like to hear from you.
For an application form and further details please contact James Corrigan, Interim Town Clerk, Seaford Town Council, 37 Church Street, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1HG.
Tel 01323 894870
Applications must be received by noon on Friday 26th September 2014