01271 373311 



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 


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. 
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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