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
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
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
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