Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer


Job title: Town Clerk/ Responsible Financial Officer
Closing date: Monday 22nd November 2021
Interviews: Monday 6th December 2021
Salary: Initial Salary £40,876 rising to £44,863 subject to qualifications and peformance and based on the NALC Pay Scale LC3, substantive range 37-41
Pension: Stakeholder only- Local Government Pension Scheme or Greenbook conditions do not apply
Hours: 37 hours per week
Length of contract: Permanent
Holiday: 30 days per annum inclusive of Bank Holidays

The Town Clerk as the “Proper Officer” is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Town Council, for implementing its decisions and all aspects of the administrative and financial operations of the Council. The successful candidate will have excellent management and partnership skills enabling them to work effectively with officers, councillors, the local community and external partners.

The Responsible Financial Officer is responsible for compliance with Accounts and Audit Regulations and for delivery of all financial processes and management of risk.

This post requires a proven track record in financial, administrative and project management, as well as excellent IT and communication skills. There is a requirement to attend and fully service regular evening council meetings.

Candidates will have had at least two years’ experience of working within a Town Council or Principal Authority working with councillors and committees, be educated to degree-level, and will be prepared to start and or complete the journey to becoming a CiLCA qualified Town Clerk within 12 months of appointment.

Applications are invited for this post only from those meeting the essential criteria. You will be required to work some evenings and occasional weekends, as the needs of the service require.

For Further Details:

For an informal discussion about the role please call Colin Hill Town Clerk/RFO Mon – Thur between 8am & 4pm on 01706 318132 or 0792 325 7879

Completed Applications:

Completed applications can be returned by email to [email protected] or posted to Todmorden Town Council, Todmorden Community College, Burnley Road, Todmorden, OL14 7BX, marked for the attention of Colin Hill Town Clerk


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