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.

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.

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

Pay starts at £19,373 pa depending on qualifications and experience for 25 hours per week. This involves five mornings a week and attendance at evening meetings.  A workplace pension is provided.

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 from the Town Hall tel. 01993 811216, or by emailing Please use the word ‘Vacancy’ in the email subject header.

The closing date for applications is 23rd October 2020. Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 26th October 2020 to be held by Zoom.

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