Vacancy: Coleford Town Council Clerk

Coleford Town Council



Coleford Town Council is seeking to appoint a forward-looking Town Clerk, with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience and to manage its Administrative Team, and support Council Members to deliver our aims in a timely, organised manner, sharing our values of excellent community service.

Coleford Town Council serves a population of 9275 (2021 census) in the wider Parish, providing a wide range of services, including Tourist Information Centre, cemetery management, and community leisure facilities such as King George V Playing Field, play areas, and Bells Field. The Council has 13 elected members with a regular annual budget in excess of £500,000.

You will act as Proper Officer, responsible for all legal and (with the Responsible Financial Officer) financial provisions relating to the Council. This includes the proper administration of all Council meetings and effective implementation of decisions. You will have excellent inter-personal skills to develop healthy working partnerships with local and regional stakeholders and especially with the people of the community.

You may be a current Town or Parish Clerk, looking for a new challenge with a bigger Parish, and budget, or, if you have not worked with Councils before, have particular transferable skills and an interest in this level of Local Government. The successful applicant will have a proven record in administration and financial management with experience of managing a small team. You will be required to attend evening Town Council meetings and other meetings as needed. This may involve some weekend work during the year.

Competence in IT such as Word and Excel is essential, with knowledge of website administration.

The role will also involve project management, including preparation of reports and funding applications.

Coleford Town Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, and has also signed, and abides by, the Sector's Civility & Respect Pledge.

• Hours: 32 over 5 days (including evenings and occasional weekends)

• Salary: SP 33(£39,493) - 36 (£42,503) pro-rata

• Office-based: CTC at address below.

• Mileage: payable for meetings external to the office

• Qualifications: CILCA is desirable, but can be undertaken with training

Application Pack from our website at

Completed Application Forms should be returned by midnight 15 September 2023 either by post or email, marked Application Form Confidential


The Town Clerk, Coleford Town Council, No. 1 The Town House,

Lords Hill Walk, Coleford, Glos. GL16 8BD

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 2nd October 2023

Please contact: Chris Haine, Town Clerk Tel: 01594 832103 with any queries