Malmesbury Town Council

Malmesbury, Wiltshire

37 Hours per week

Salary scale SCP 33 -36 (£35,934 - £38,813)    

Malmesbury, an historically important, vibrant and developing town with a population of 5,500, is seeking a new Town Clerk to join our Town Council in April 2019.


The Town Clerk is the Proper Officer and designated Responsible Finance Officer of the Council. They also advise the Town Council on legal, operational, policy and strategic matters, assist in the formation of its overall strategy and policies, support effective decision making and are responsible for the effective management of our resources.

The Town Council is committed to providing our community with excellent services and to promoting the success of our town. Our growing range of services includes Town Hall operation and hire, play areas and community spaces, a Tourist and Community Information centre, a cemetery, some litter management and a range of events and town promotion activities. We are also a statutory consultee on local planning matters. Our eight employed staff work across management, administration, groundswork and maintenance functions and are complemented by a small team of tourist/ town information workers. 

To be successful in this role you will combine strong relevant technical knowledge and experience with positive and effective leadership, management, influencing and communication skills. Ideally you will also have had direct facilities management and development responsibility and experience of building and sustaining revenue streams to supplement precept receipts. You will also have a strong interest in working collaboratively with other organisations across our community to help Malmesbury achieve its ambitions.  

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Closing date: Midday Monday 7th January 2019. Interviews will be held on January 29th and 30th 2019.

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Come along on Thursday 22nd August to the Town Hall and enjoy the taste of Sri Lanka whilst supporting the Mayor of Malmesbury Charities - HEALS, MIND and Dorothy House. Tickets on sale NOW!! 
Starting this Saturday morning (22nd June) from 10.15am to 11.15am. Councillor Julie Exton will be in the Jackdaw Cafe for any matters that residents wish to bring to her attention. Or if you just want to have a chat, she would be happy to see you.  
Wed, Jun 19th 2019
It may be hard to believe, but Summer has arrived! The rain has really given our Malmesbury in Bloom planting a great start . With the generous donations of local groups and businesses the beds and planters are looking lovely and enhancing our beautiful town. We hope this will inspire you to get busy and enter our Malmesbury in Bloom competitions.  For all those budding artists and photographers aged 4 to 16 years, we would love you to enter our Painting & Photography Competition. For full details please click on the link Malmesbury in Bloom Children's Painting & Photographic Competition. There are catagories to suit all in our Gardening Competition, from window boxes and hanging baskets to wild flower areas, large gardens and vegetable patches, so have a go and enter.For an entry form with...
The rain stopped on Sunday for the Mayor of Malmesbury, Councillor Julie Exton to attend Choral Evensong at Malmesbury Abbey.  At Sunday's service prayers were offerered for the new Mayor and the Town Council for the upcoming year from Reverend Linda Sullivan and by each of the representatives of Churches Together in Malmesbury.
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