Vacancy at Reepham Town Council

Wednesday, 9 June 2021


Vacancy at Reepham Town Council

Reepham Town Council has a vacancy for the post of Town Clerk.

Up to 20 Hours per week (negotiable, plus evening and occasional weekend meetings).  Up to £17.00 per hour (negotiable depending upon experience).

Reepham Town Council is looking to appoint a motivated and high-performing individual to take on the role of Clerk to the Council and secretary to the Stimpson’s Piece Charity, leading and working alongside the RFO (Responsible Financial Officer).

The Town Council is seeking highly organised and committed applicants for this key role which is responsible for all day to- day organisation and management of the Council’s services, staff and facilities.

Applicants should not be deterred from applying if they feel they do not meet all of the job requirements. However, you will need to be enthusiastic, flexible and community- focused with excellent leadership, management, administrative, interpersonal, accounting and IT skills in order to work successfully with staff, Councillors, external organisations, stakeholders and the community. Excellent verbal and written skills are essential.

  • The person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required and will ensure that statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed.

  • The Clerk to Reepham Town Council is the Proper Officer of the Council and, as such, is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions and, in particular, to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority’s Proper Officer.

  • The Applicant will be expected to advise the Council on and assist in the formation of overall policies to be followed in respect of the Authority’s activities and, in particular, to produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions.

  • Ideally you should possess the CILCA qualification. Whilst this is not essential, you should be prepared to undertake it within 12 months, and have a sound understanding of local authority organisation and management.

  • Applicants should ideally have experience of Local Government in a similar role, including formal Committee work (e.g. agenda preparation, minute taking), implementation of Council policies, the provision of advice and guidance on statutory and legislative matters and providing financial management support, including the adherence to the Parish Council’s Financial Regulations when the RFO is absent.

The post is a part time post, and will be office based, currently at the Town Hall. The post will be subject to a six months’ probationary period, and the successful applicant will be entitled to join the Local Government Pension Scheme once the probation period has been successfully completed.Part time hours of work are upto @20 hours per week (negotiable), Monday to Friday and you will be expected to work flexibly, with regular evening meetings. Salary: Up to £17.00 per hour (negotiable depending upon experience).

For more detailed information, a full job description/person specification and application form, please go to the Town Council’s website (

Applicants should submit a letter of application for the vacancy detailing how they believe they meet the required competencies together with a completed application form. Applications should be sent to Cllr Mark Lester, Chair of the Personnel Committee of the Council at Alternatively, applications can be posted to Cllr Mark Lester, Reepham Town Council, Town Hall, Church Street, Reepham, Norwich NR10 4JW.

Application deadline: 30/06/2021