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VACANCY: Town Council Manager

4 October 2019

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This is an exciting opportunity to serve the people of Hadleigh, an historic south Suffolk market town with a growing population of around 10,000 residents.  The town elected a new Council in May 2019, comprised of three independent Councillors and twelve Councillors from a minor political party, Hadleigh Together.  All Councillors have the drive, ambition and passion to excel for local residents and create an open, transparent and engaging Council for Hadleigh. 

As Town Council Manager, you will act as Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer, but there’s more to this role than being a clerk.  You’ll have opportunities to contribute your ideas, build positive relationships with the community and work in partnership with Councillors who possess a range of skills and experiences.  

You’ll be responsible for managing staff, ensuring the Council follows legislative policies and procedures and has effective administrative and financial systems in place to enable the Council to deliver an ambitious and exciting programme of transformational initiatives. 

Ideally, you will already be CiLCA qualified, but it’s more important to have good management experience, a positive attitude and a commitment to completing this qualification, which the Council will fund, within your first 12 months of employment.  

You must be able to demonstrate sound management skills, finance and administration, IT literacy, project management, leadership, decision making, team building and delegation.  The Certificate in Local Council Administration will provide a broad knowledge of all aspects of the role of a Town Clerk and additional learning opportunities will be available. 

We offer an attractive starting salary of circa £40,000, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and a 37 hour working week, which will include regular evening meetings and very occasional weekend working.  

To apply, simply download the application pack to the right of this page and return your completed form, including supporting statement, by 12pm on Monday 28th October 2019.  Please note that shortlisted applicants must be available to attend interview on Monday 4th November 2019.   

Thank you for your interest in working for Hadleigh Town Council and we look forward to hearing from you. 


Application Pack