Job vacancy: Fleet Town Council


Fleet Town Council is looking for an executive officer to join their team.


Job title: Executive officer

Organisation: Fleet Town Council
Salary: c. £55,000 to £60,000
Application deadline: 31 May 2022
County: Hampshire
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Phone number: 01252 625 246


Fleet Town Council is seeking an executive officer/town clerk to hold lead responsibility for all aspects of council business including the duties of the responsible financial officer (RFO), managing a budget in excess of £1,500k. They will assist in the strategic development of the council, overseeing the management of its operations and be an effective partner to community leaders and organisations, and the residents of the town. The council is seeking a forward-thinking, collaborative, and proactive individual to lead them into the future.

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional professional who will provide the information required by councillors so that they can make effective decisions - enabling them to deliver their vision and uphold their statutory and civic duties. The post demands high levels of personal autonomy, integrity, and creative leadership skills. The post holder will build on the strong reputation of the council to deliver high-quality services including the management of council-owned/managed buildings - The Harlington and Ancells Farm Community Centre - the cemetery and formal open spaces. The post holder will lead a team of sixteen staff and oversee the delivery of council projects and initiatives to ensure delivery on time and within assigned budgets.

The ideal candidate will have recent experience in a similar role and have recent relevant knowledge of working in local government. This is an ideal opportunity for aspirational further career advancement. They will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This is a ‘hands on’ role and the candidate should have proven success in delivering a wide range of projects and services, experience of managing finances and staff, and a strong aptitude for partnership working.

The ability to manage change, work flexibly, deal with the unexpected, be solution-focussed when meeting challenging circumstances and successfully juggle priorities will be important. The council values equality and welcomes applications from everyone meeting the person specification and job description. This is a full-time role which involves attendance at regular evening meetings and working outside office hours. The successful applicant will hold, or be prepared to work towards, the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA).

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