Malmesbury Town Council

Malmesbury, Wiltshire

37 Hours per week

Salary scale SCP 33 -36 (£35,934 - £38,813)    

Malmesbury, an historically important, vibrant and developing town with a population of 5,500, is seeking a new Town Clerk to join our Town Council in April 2019.


The Town Clerk is the Proper Officer and designated Responsible Finance Officer of the Council. They also advise the Town Council on legal, operational, policy and strategic matters, assist in the formation of its overall strategy and policies, support effective decision making and are responsible for the effective management of our resources.

The Town Council is committed to providing our community with excellent services and to promoting the success of our town. Our growing range of services includes Town Hall operation and hire, play areas and community spaces, a Tourist and Community Information centre, a cemetery, some litter management and a range of events and town promotion activities. We are also a statutory consultee on local planning matters. Our eight employed staff work across management, administration, groundswork and maintenance functions and are complemented by a small team of tourist/ town information workers. 

To be successful in this role you will combine strong relevant technical knowledge and experience with positive and effective leadership, management, influencing and communication skills. Ideally you will also have had direct facilities management and development responsibility and experience of building and sustaining revenue streams to supplement precept receipts. You will also have a strong interest in working collaboratively with other organisations across our community to help Malmesbury achieve its ambitions.  

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Closing date: Midday Monday 7th January 2019. Interviews will be held on January 29th and 30th 2019.

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Please come along on Sunday 6th January to a 'must attend' social event.  If you are new to the town and would like to meet with others from the community or for locals to join with old friends, come and join us at Malmesbury Abbey. 
Malmesbury Town Council office will close at 4.45pm on Friday 21st December and reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.  From everyone at Malmesbury Town Council, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  
Late Night Shopping takes months to arrange. We start at the end of August meeting weekly and this goes on until the event.  And then all day on the actual day.  So a big thank you to the following who have worked so very hard; The Town Team, especially Sarah Wilde who Chairs the Working Party and is Mrs Late Night Shopping.
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