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Recruitment of Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Salary Scale LC4, SCP 52, £47,194 to SCP 60 £58,726 per annum (depending upon experience and qualifications)

Didcot is a rapidly growing and fast developing town situated in South Oxfordshire with a population of more than 27,000.

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, including acting as Responsible Finance Officer and Proper Officer.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have extensive managerial and financial experience. The Council has a budget in excess of £1,000,000 and is subject to the associated 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. The Council holds the General Power of Competence and wishes to do so in the future with a suitably qualified Clerk.

An essential car user allowance will be payable and the post holder will also act as Treasurer/Secretary for the Didcot Civic Hall Management Committee.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Thursday 19th April 2018 at 12 noon; interviews are planned for Wednesday 2nd May, and the start date is expected to be between June and September 2018 [dependent on notice period of successful candidate] .

The application pack is here. Alternatively, to request an application form in Word or an informal discussion about the post contact Didcot Town Council, Britwell Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7HN, telephone 01235 812637 or email council@didcot.gov.uk.

Didcot Town Council is committed to Equality of Opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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