Deputy Town Clerk

Hours: full time, 37 hours per week
Salary: £25,801.00 (NJC Spinal Column Point 21 in 2018-20 Pay Scales)
Permanent contract
Reports to Town Clerk
Cranbrook in East Devon started being constructed in 2011 on land which used to be green fields. In November 2018, approximately 4,000 residents occupied 1,800 dwellings; this figure is projected to rise to approximately 20,000 residents occupying 8,000 dwellings by 2031. So far, infrastructure including roads, footpaths, cycleways, a 30-ha Country Park, a district heating scheme, a bus service, train station, a community building, retail space, nurseries, primary and secondary schools, a GP surgery as well as a pharmacy has been delivered.
The vision for Cranbrook is to create an environmentally sustainable, self-sufficient, low-carbon community in close proximity to skilled employment opportunities, such as Skypark and the Exeter Science Park.
Traditional towns have been evolving organically over centuries into community, service and trade centres. The challenge in Cranbrook is to create a sustainable, vibrant and attractive new town from scratch with an appropriate level of social and community infrastructure.
Cranbrook Town Council is now recruiting a Deputy Town Clerk who will, in the absence of the Town Clerk (Proper Officer), be under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority’s Proper Officer. The postholder will also support the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) and be responsible for financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances, as directed by the RFO. The Deputy Town Clerk will be the person nominated as deputy RFO in the absence of the RFO.
For more information and an informal conversation about the role please contact Janine Gardner, Town Clerk, on tel. 01404 514552.
If you are interested in applying please download the application form below and submit the completed form to
Closing date: Friday, 8 February 2019
Shortlisting: Week commencing 11 February 2019
Interviews: Monday, 18 February 2019
Start date: Monday, 1 April 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter)