Job vacancy: Newmarket Town Council


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


Job title: Town clerk
Organisation:  Newmarket Town Council
Salary: £34,848 - £40,000
Application deadline: 17 May 2021 (9 am)
County: Suffolk
Email address:
Phone number: 01638 667 227


Newmarket Town Council is looking to recruit a full-time town clerk and proper officer. The council seeks a proactive, dynamic individual who is an excellent manager, leader, innovator and ambassador to partner our elected members in delivering their vision for the town. The successful candidate will also have considerable administrative and organisational skills. 

Newmarket has a population of around 22,500. The council’s budgeted annual expenditure is around £775K and it is responsible for the Memorial Hall and gardens, the Severals playing field and Pavilion, the Cemetery (managed under an SLA) and various memorials. The council organises a number of events throughout the year including the Soap Box Derby and Carnival.

The successful candidate will manage the council’s services, its staff and take on a pivotal role in ensuring our council continues to move forward. Duties will require regular evening work and occasional weekend working. 

The town clerk is supported by a strong team consisting of a responsible financial officer, events manager, administrative assistant, minute taker, town keeper and caretaker. 

The successful candidate would be expected to hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or be willing to attain it within two years of starting in the post.

An application pack can be downloaded from their website. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the Memorial Hall on 21 May 2021 and will sit a short test, interview and give a 5-minute presentation on the Issues Facing Newmarket in 2021.

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