Chief Officer & Town Clerk, Peterlee Town Council

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/04/2024 23:59
£70,385 - £84,214 (scp55 to scp62)
Job Category:
Executive / Managerial
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Peterlee, County Durham, England
Number of posts:
Closing date:
28 Apr
Further Information
Are you an energetic, strategic thinker with a desire to see the improvement of the local community?  If so Peterlee Town council needs you to be their new Chief Officer and Town Clerk.

Using your excellent financial, management and policy development skills you will ensure that the Town Council can deliver its strategic vision for the town.  This is a role which will both challenge and enrich your abilities with the backing of your fellow staff and council members.  

As the Town Clerk you will be the Proper Officer of the Council and will have a statutory duty to carry out all the functions required by law of a Local Authority’s Proper Officer.  You will have full responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out.

In the role you will be expected to advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed and to produce all information required for making effective decisions.

The role you will hold is accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and responsible for the management of the Council’s finances.  You will be designated as the ‘Responsible Finance Officer’ as per s151 of the Local Government Act 1972.

You will work with one of the largest Town Councils in Durham with offices at Shotton Hall and options for hybrid working.  On occasion you may be required to carry out duties across the area and at times which may be outside of core office hours dependent upon the tasks you are working on.

The council will also support your continual development and if you do not already hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration you will be expected to study towards this within 12 months of taking up the post.

This is a fast paced and exciting role which will require someone of the highest quality to carry out successfully.  The Town Council has a vision which they need you to help deliver for the people of Peterlee.

If you are prepared to take the jump and enjoy the excitement of developing the wonderful town of Peterlee click Apply Now and let us know all about you.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.