01271 373311 

EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES 

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Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer, Barnstaple Town Council 
 
Hours: Full-time (37 hours pw) 
Salary: £43,757 to £48,138 (with scope for progression with qualifications) 
Closing date: 31st May 2018 at 5.00pm 
Interviews: Week beginning 18th June 2018 
 
Barnstaple is the large and thriving capital of North Devon, with over 25,000 residents and serving a wider population of 130,000. It is the major retail centre for the area and its heritage and leisure offer is a draw for visitors to the beautiful North Devon coast
 
The Council is looking for a new Town Clerk – a leader and strategic thinker with the ability to form great relationships and partnerships; an experienced manager in a similar environment; an excellent communicator, diplomat, persuader and negotiator; and with a passion for Barnstaple and its community. You will look to build on our success as an outward-looking provider of environmental, heritage, cultural, civic & ceremonial, property and community services. 
 
Our ideal candidate will possess a strong academic background, the Certificate in Local Council Administration (or equivalent higher qualification), significant experience at a senior management level, a knowledge of local government structure and functions, experience of managing a committee-based organisation, and the flexibility to work during evenings and weekends. 
 
In return we can offer a competitive salary, the highly-valued Local Government Pension Scheme, flexible working hours, and a life in the beautiful surroundings of North Devon
 
For more information and an informal discussion, contact Will Austin, Town Clerk on 01271 373311 or email townclerk@barnstapletowncouncil.co.uk 
 
To download the application pack, click here
 
To download the application form in Word format, click here
 
To request an application pack, email admin@barnstapletowncouncil.co.uk 
 

VOLUNTEERING 

The Town Council offers a number of volunteering opportunities: 
 
Heritage and Culture 
Help out with provision of tours, stewarding of events, hosting of heritage open days. Contact Megan Sanders, Heritage and Cultural Manager. 
Phone - 01271 373311  
Email - megan.sanders@barnstapletowncouncil.co.uk. 
 
Environment 
Groups and individuals can volunteer to help with maintenance of planted areas, litter picking, and any other work to help keep Barnstaple tidy. Contact Kate Graddock, Deputy Town Clerk,  
Phone - 01271 373311  
Email - kate.graddock@barnstapletowncouncil.co.uk. 
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