Employment Opportunities

Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer Vacancy


Following the retirement of the current Town Clerk, the Council is seeking to appoint a forward thinking and proactive Town Clerk to take responsibility for all aspects of the managerial, administrative and financial operation of the Council. The Town Clerk will be responsible for the management of the Council’s finances, and is designated as the ‘Responsible Finance Officer’.


The Town Council strives to provide the community of Earley with good quality services and to maintain these services to a high standard. The Town Clerk will ensure the delivery of these services. The Town Clerk will be accountable to Earley Town Council as a corporate body.


The Town Clerk will have full responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out. The Clerk is expected to advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect of its activities and, in particular, to produce all information required for making effective decisions. The Town Clerk is accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required.


Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have extensive managerial and financial experience. The Council has a budget of £1.2 million and is subject to the statutory accounting procedures. Candidates should have a more than sound knowledge of local government law and procedures, hold a relevant professional qualification and show that they have or can obtain the Certificate in Local Council Administration.


Closing date for the receipt of applications :

Tuesday 29th May 2018 at 12 noon.


Interviews are planned for 13th June 2018

Applicant Information 1.5.18

Application Form Jan 2018

JD PS Town Clerk 1.5.18

LGPS Welcome

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