Job vacancy: Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council


Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council is seeking a town clerk/chief officer to join their team.


Job title: Town clerk/chief officer       
Organisation: Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Salary: £58,583 to £65,803 (SCP 50 - 54)
Application deadline: 13 October 2023
County: Oxfordshire 
Email address: 
Phone number: 07540 155 621


Abingdon Town Council is a large town council in Oxfordshire that offers services and wide support to the local community. We are seeking to appoint a new town clerk whose role will be to help councillors to address current challenges and embrace the many future changes. The town clerk is the council’s chief officer and principal adviser, assisting in the formation of policies and responsible for the effective management of all its business, resources, staff and operations. 

We 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 us achieve our goals while keeping the business and mechanisms of the council on the right path. 

This role does not include ‘s.151’ responsible finance officer duties, as this is currently part of the deputy town clerk’s function. 

Applicants must demonstrate significant managerial experience and ideally will have relevant knowledge of local government law and procedures having worked as a clerk and hold (or must obtain) one of the qualifications prescribed to allow the council to exercise the general power of competence. 

Closing date for applications will be Friday 13 October 2023 at 1700hrs and applicants selected for interview will be offered an interview on either Thursday 26 October 2023 or Friday 27 October 2023. 

Details of the role including the job pack and how to apply can be found on the Abingdon Town Council Website. Should you require more information or wish to have an informal chat regarding the role please contact the Interim Town Clerk, Paula Lopez, on 07540 155621 or by email on .

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