Town Council Vacancies

Interim OR Permanent Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Council: Southborough Town Council

County: Kent

Salary: Starting LC3 (39 – 51) £35,229 – £46,957 plus benefit package – Salary to be reviewed when new Hub is complete.

Southborough Town Council is a forward-looking authority with ambitious plans for the council and the area we serve.  In conjunction with Kent County Council and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council  we are currently building a new civic complex which includes:  Council Office, Theatre, Library, Café, Community Rooms and Sports Pavilion.    We are seeking a new Clerk who will help shape the way we operate and work closely with Members of the council to bring about the changes we seek.  The post becomes vacant in the autumn and we will provide you with the opportunity to work alongside our current Clerk, who is retiring in September after a long and very successful career with us. The current Salary Scale is LC3 39-51.

We are looking to appoint an interim Clerk for a 12 month period through the development period prior to recruiting a permanent replacement.  However, we are open to receive applications and are prepared to hire for the permanent position of Town Clerk now while recognising that the role may increase with the new development and the job description and salary level  will be reviewed at completion.

You will be a proven leader and innovator and able to develop and maintain productive working relationships with Members of the Council and colleagues within our organisation and beyond.  As well as demonstrating success in administrative management in a complex environment; and a solid understanding of Local Government; you will be an exceptional communicator, including adding value in community engagement. Providing clear and expert advice to the council and assisting in the development of our policies, your financial management and IT skills will be strong. There is much going on in Southborough, including a move to a new office, so you will have an opportunity to get involved in a number of projects.

You will need to hold iLCA/CiLCA or be prepared to gain these qualifications following appointment.

The role is 37 hours per week.  The job description can be found on

Or please call 01892 520770 for more information

The closing date for applications is Friday May 25th 2018.

Interviews will take place during June 2018 in Tunbridge Wells.

Please send application with full details of experience to date to:  Cllr David Elliott, Chairman Southborough Town Council C/o Tunbridge Wells Borough Council at the address below.


Note:  During the construction of our new Civic Complex Southborough Town Council is temporary located within the office of -Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Mount Pleasant Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RS


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