Warminster Town Council

ASSISTANT TOWN CLERK

Salary LC2 30 – 34 (Currently £26,822 - £30,153)

37 hours per week with the necessity to attend regular evening meetings

Warminster Town Council is a progressive forward-looking council in Wiltshire, run by a small, dedicated and efficient team with a highly motivated and proactive Town Clerk. It represents a population of 18,500 and has a 2018 - 2019 precept of £750,000. The Council has 13 members, 4 committees and various sub-committees and working groups.

The Assistant Clerk will support the Town Clerk in ensuring that the Town Council is correctly run in accordance with Local Government regulations and legislation and, in liaison with the Town Clerk, will advise the Town Council and individual councillors on financial and legal matters. Other duties will include committee work, assisting with projects and fund raising. The post holder will have local government experience and support will be given to attain CiLCA, if not already held.

The Council is facing major changes over the coming years with a level of development set to grow the town by 25%. It has addressed these issues by having a made Neighbourhood Plan which focuses on preserving the heritage of the town while embracing the need for growth and the necessity for enhanced services to accommodate this. The Council is also taking on devolved services from Wiltshire Council. Asset transfers are taking place and several projects have already been undertaken to improve the town’s amenities.

A Strategic Plan for 2016–2021 and an accompanying Service Plan identify the key ambitions for the town and the role of the Council in delivering these.

The Assistant Town Clerk will be a strong team player, with a local government background and a willingness to embrace change.

An application pack may be obtained via the Town Council’s:

website: www.warminster-tc.gov.uk

email: admin@warminster-tc.gov.uk or

telephone: 01985 214847

post: Warminster Town Council

Warminster Civic Centre

Sambourne Road

Warminster

BA12 9BU

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 25th April 2018