Town Clerk

Are you looking for a management role at the heart of the local community?
Are you excited by the opportunity to support the community of Looe in Cornwall?
Are you a strong team player and experienced manager?
Sounds like you?  Read on, we have your perfect career opportunity…

Looe is a beautiful and vibrant fishing town that straddles the Looe River valley on the south coast of Cornwall.  Boosted by tourism from spring through to autumn, the town offers excellent local amenities, shops, schools and a thriving cultural sector.

Looe Town Council is now looking for a talented and hardworking individual to lead the Council into the future. The successful candidate will need to build a wide range of positive relationships with Councillors,  volunteers, residents, local groups, and partner organisations. You will also manage all the Town Council’s legal and administrative functions.

In this important role, you will be responsible for looking after the Council’s facilities and services including Council staff, allotments, public spaces, civic events, public conveniences, and Looe Library and Community Hub.  You will also oversee the statutory functions of the Council including commenting on local planning applications.

Looe Town Council has 15 Councillors and an annual revenue budget of £500k.  The Clerk is supported by an excellent team of officers including a deputy clerk and a financial officer, making this the ideal position for somebody with previous management experience.  Strategic delivery is at the core of the role.

Clerks come from a range of backgrounds, but they share an enthusiasm for serving the community. If you come from outside the sector then full support, training and mentoring will be provided.

The salary for this post starts at £39,493. Hours of work are flexible and include some evening and occasional weekend working.  You will receive 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays and 2 extra statutory days.  The Council offers a contributory pension scheme.

If you would like to find out more, please call or email our recruitment consultant at the Local Government Resource Centre – Steve Milton on 07701032010  or email Steve.  A recruitment pack and application form (required for all applicants) can be found on our Careers page at Careers – Looe Town Council

Closing date: 24th February.  Interviews will be held over the following two weeks.