Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in working for Cranbrook Town Council.


We are currently looking to recruit a new Deputy Clerk and Deputy Responsible Financial Officer to join our young and dynamic team.

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £30,451 (NJC Spinal Column Point 26 in 2020-21 Pay Scales)
Location: Younghayes Centre, 169 Younghayes Road, Cranbrook EX5 7DR
Benefits: Flexible working arrangements, option to join Local Government Pension Scheme, 22 days annual leave entitlement per annum in addition to bank holidays plus two statutory days between Christmas and the New Year

Cranbrook is a town being developed from scratch in East Devon on land which used to be green fields. Construction works started in 2011 and during the following year, the first residents moved in. In early 2021, the town had grown to approximately 6,000 residents occupying 2,300 or so properties. The current Local Plan which covers the period until 2031 and makes provision for the delivery of circa 8,000 homes housing in the region of 25,000 residents – so Cranbrook will be at least a medium-sized town and probably the second-biggest settlement in the whole of Devon.

Cranbrook Town Council was created as a local authority in May 2015 serving East Devon’s youngest community in response to the new town being built. Since then, the Council has completed a number of asset and service transfers to it, including a multi-purpose building; play areas; a 35-hectare Country Park and nature reserve; grounds maintenance covering all areas of public open space in the town; litter picking; bin emptying; community development work and a youth service – and is currently working on the delivery of a sports pavilion at the Ingrams sports pitches, the delivery of new play areas, the delivery of the town centre in Cranbrook, among other areas of work. 

Closing date: Sunday, 5 September at 23:59
Shortlisting: Week commencing 6 September
Interviews: Week commencing 13 September
Start date: October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

To assess your suitability for the role, please download the job description and person specification below.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Janine Gardner, Town Clerk, on tel. 01404 514552 or 07746 909933 or via email clerk@cranbrooktowncouncil.gov.uk.

To apply for this job, please download the application form below, complete it and submit it to Janine Gardner before Sunday, 5 September at 23:59.