Woodstock Town Council

Incorporated by Royal Charter of Henry VI in 1453

Vacancies at Woodstock Town Council

Town Clerk Vacancy

Woodstock is an ancient market town eight miles north west of the city of Oxford with an active business community and tourism to the nearby Blenheim Palace.  Woodstock Town Council is looking for a highly motivated individual with an interest in the local community to become its next Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO).

The Town Council manages venues, cemeteries, play areas, allotments, water meadows, nature reserves and property and is a consultee on local planning decisions.

This role includes administration, agenda preparation and minute-taking at meetings, advising Town Councillors on procedural and legal matters, and supervision of the Council’s four part-time workers.

Experience of local government or parish council work is an advantage (but not essential), as is experience of dealing with the public, working as a team and managing efficient administrative practices.  Good computer skills are essential and experience of using a financial package would be advantage.

This position is part-time, 20 hours per week, (five mornings a week and evening meetings twice a month) paid at rates from £14,498 for the 20 hr week (equivalent to £13.941 per hour or £26,822 pa full time) depending on qualifications and experience. A workplace pension is provided.

The job will be based at the Town Hall, Market Place, Woodstock, and will require some evening working (approximately two meetings a month).

Candidates will be expected to hold CILCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) or be prepared to study for the qualification and obtain it within two years. Training will be provided.

An application pack and supporting information can be obtained on application by post (01993 811 216) to the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, Market Place Woodstock OX20 1SL or by emailing info@woodstock-tc.gov.uk

Please use the word ‘Vacancy’ in the email subject header.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday March 17th 2017. Interviews will be held week commencing Monday April 3rd 2017

Woodstock Town Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

Please advise if you need any reasonable adjustments for any part of the recruitment process