Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Salary: £39,493 - £42,503 PRO RATA (depending on experience)

Hours: 37 per week, will include days, evenings and some weekends.

Nelson Town Council is seeking to appoint a Town Clerk who will take overall responsibility for the Town Council’s operations and help to develop and implement its forward-looking strategy and associated plans.

Working from the Town Council’s offices in Nelson, applicants must:

· has carried out duties in previous roles which involve demonstrating a capacity to think strategically

· has carried out duties in previous roles which involve carrying out administrative management duties within a complex environment

· have an ability to understand local government law and procedure and have completed the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification

· have a knowledge of financial management; arrange and conduct council meetings

· has carried out duties in previous roles which involve representing an organisation and carried out discussions with clients or external parties

· have had to use Microsoft programmes within their previous roles

· have a willingness to pursue ongoing training and personal development

For an informal discussion, please telephone the Town Council office on 07735 350735

To apply for this vacancy, either

· Collect an application pack from Nelson Town Hall, Market Street, Nelson BB9 7LG, or

· Download an application pack from

Closing date for applications is 12 noon, Friday 01st December 2023

Please note that we do not accept CVs, an application form must be completed


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