Job vacancy: Newhaven Town Council


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


Job title: Deputy town clerk
Organisation: Newhaven Town Council
Salary: £29,174 to £32,798 (full time, 37 hours)
Application deadline: 12 September 2022 (9 am)
County: East Sussex
Email address: 
Phone number 01273 516 100


Newhaven Town Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward-thinking and proactive deputy town clerk to support the current town clerk and the elected councillors in achieving the council’s aims and aspirations. The deputy town clerk will undertake a key role alongside the town clerk, ensuring the council's instructions are carried out through the management of a range of operational services and responsibilities. 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience – a track record of achievement and innovation, commitment to public service, high levels of motivation, community-focused and possess sound communication and organisational skills. They should ideally have knowledge and/or experience of local government with strong organisational, interpersonal and IT skills with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. 

While possessing the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) would be a distinct advantage, the successful applicant will be provided support to attain this qualification within the first twelve months of appointment. 

Attendance at evening meetings and weekend events will be required, for which time off in lieu will be granted.

Newhaven Town Council is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

Please find the application form and associated documents here.

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