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Selsey Town Clerk (with Management and Budget responsibilities)

£38,800 per annum
Full Time  - 37 hours per week

Do you have a good understanding of working with budgets at a senior level? Are you experienced in managing people? Are you community minded with a desire to make a positive difference? If so, we have a varied, interesting and very worthwhile challenge for you.

The position of Town Clerk is key to ensuring that the statutory and other provisions affecting the running of the Town Council are observed.

Previous local government experience would be advantageous although candidates from all backgrounds will be considered. The successful applicant will need to study for and obtain a Certificate in Local Council Administration if they do not hold this qualification already. The Council will support you in this.

Your day to day duties will include:

  • People management (the Town Council currently consists of 10 members of staff across variety of roles including maintenance and office support roles)
  • Ensuring the statutory and other provisions affecting the running of the Town Council are observed.
  • Management of the Council's finances – using Rialtis Omega software – full training will be given on the software.
  • Management of the Councils meetings, ensuring statutory requirements are met, including preparation of agendas and recorded minutes.
  • Overall responsibility for the delivery of strategic projects such as playground enhancements.
  • Monitoring & reporting the strategic performance of the council against objectives
  • Completing risk assessments
  • Reviewing of policies
  • Obtaining and providing legal advice on all matters pertaining to council business


What you will need to be successful in the role

  • Excellent people skills and the ability to manage a team
  • Confident in Finance Management
  • Proven Project Management skills with a track record balancing multiple projects
  • A good understanding of local government
  • Strong IT skills
  • Highly motivated and eager to learn
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A friendly and professional demeanour
  • The flexibility to attend council meetings which are held on Wednesday evenings (Time off In Lieu is granted)


About Selsey Town Council

Selsey is a seaside town which sits at the Southern tip of the Manhood Peninsula in West Sussex. With a population of nearly 11,000, there are 14 Councillors and a staffing team of 10 of which the Clerk, Deputy Clerk and Community and Business Development Manager are the Officers.  There are various projects that the Council are undertaking, one of which is

We are seeking a Town Clerk to lead our team and to work positively alongside elected members to help improve the town and to ensure that all legal, financial and other governance requirements are met.



The Town Clerk is contracted to work 37 hours per week, based at the Town Hall.  Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Please read the Job Description and Person Specification for further details.  Should you wish to apply please complete our application form.

If you would like more information about the role please call Jenny Ririe 01243 605803.