Job vacancy: Lewes Town Council


Lewes Town Council is looking for a town clerk to join their team.


Job title: Town clerk 

Organisation: Lewes Town Council
Salary: £55,684 - £62,779
Application deadline: 30 March 2021
Email address: 
Phone number: 07917 890 949


The town clerk retires later this year, and five other members of our small team will become eligible to retire before April 2024. Their successor will help councillors to address these challenges and embrace many other changes in meeting the future.

The council hopes that the new town clerk will jump in at the deep end when they start ( expected to be around August) to allow a handover from the current town clerk and give some breathing-space to settle-in.

The council seek a forward-thinking and proactive town clerk to take responsibility for all aspects of the council’s operation and hope to attract individuals with the knowledge, experience, and energy to help them achieve our goals while keeping the business and mechanisms of the council on the straight-and-narrow. This role does NOT include s.151 responsible finance officer duties, as they will shortly recruit separately for that position – these roles are currently combined.

Applicants must demonstrate significant managerial experience. Ideally, they will have relevant knowledge of local government law and procedures and hold (or must obtain) one of the qualifications prescribed to allow the council to retain the General Power of Competence.

Selected applicants will be offered a choice of either 10 or 14 May for interviews. Final interviews will be held on 21 May. Subject to COVID-19, interviews may be conducted online.

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