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Vacancy for Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Tenterden Town Council is seeking to fill the full-time role of Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

The town is rightly regarded as the “Jewel of the Weald” and has a centuries-old association with the Confederation of Cinque Ports as well as a rich local and civic heritage.

With a population approaching 8000 and a current precept in excess of £600,000, the council is very active and has embraced localism. 16 members, 6 administrative staff (including a town centre and tourism co-ordinator) and 3 maintenance staff serve an active and involved electorate.

A lengthy transition and handover period will be offered prior to the retirement of the current Clerk.

Benefits include membership of the guaranteed Local Government Pension Scheme.

Candidates will hold a minimum of a CILCA qualification, be familiar with accounting practices in either a detailed or supervisory role and have a record of proven, effective management of staff.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience of handling projects and the ability to balance multiple projects would be an advantage. Full details of the projects in progress will be supplied with the application pack.

Salary will be in the target scale point range 30-35 (£33,782 - £38,890) dependent on experience and suitability although a higher amount would be considered for a highly qualified and exceptional candidate.

In the first instance, please contact the Town Clerk on for an application pack and further details.

Closing date for applications Friday 26th February 2021.