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Town Clerk

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/04/2017 12:00
£ Negotiable
Job Category:
Admin / Secretarial / Customer Services
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Berwick upon Tweed

Job details 

Closing date:
30 Apr

Supporting documents

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information



Berwick upon Tweed is situated in the north east of Northumberland on the border with Scotland. The Town Council was established during the Local Government Review which provided for a single unitary authority in Northumberland. The Town Council has grown steadily as it has taken over services from the unitary authority and now has a budget of about £350,000 in 2016/17, made up of 60% precept and 40% other income. The Town Council delivers a number of services including the management of allotments, responsibility for play areas, litter bins and bus shelters and is developing its own services in the areas of community grants and the promotion of events.

The Town Council has undergone significant change in the last four years and represents a genuine opportunity for the right candidate. The Council are looking firstly for a Town Clerk who has the necessary skills, knowledge and experience as well as personal qualities to take the council forward and ensure the delivery of high quality services to the people of Berwick while fulfilling its legal duties and maintaining a strong administrative function. The Town Council has developed three new play areas in the last year and a strong understanding of project management, staff development and the demands of a high profile role will be required.

The job description, person specification and main terms and conditions of employment for the post can be obtained from Supporting documents.

Candidates are requested to forward a current CV and indicate their salary expectations.

References will be required one of which must be current or last employer.

The closing date for applications is 12noon Sunday 30th April 2017

Applications in the form of a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role of Town Clerk along with your salary expectation should be sent to:

Councillor Ivor Dixon
Berwick upon Tweed Town Council
Room 211
Berwick Workspace
Boarding School Yard
90 Marygate
Berwick upon Tweed
TD15 1BN

Please mark your correspondence “Private and Confidential. To Be Opened by Addressee Only”.

Alternatively, applications can be forwarded by email to Steve Cozens, s.cozens@berwick-tc.gov.uk

Further information in relation to Berwick upon Tweed Town Council can be viewed via the Town Council’s website at http://www.berwick-tc.gov.uk

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