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Vacancy for Town Clerk, Wallingford Town Council

Job Title : Town Clerk

Hours : 37, Flexibility required

Salary : SCP 39-41, depending on qualifications and experience

Application deadline : Monday 10th May, 5pm


Wallingford Town Council is looking for an experienced and CiLCA qualified Town/Parish Clerk or an experienced clerk willing to qualify in CiLCA to succeed the current clerk from June 2021, working alongside the Financial Officer and a small administrative and parks staff.

Wallingford is a small market town lying on the Thames in Oxfordshire, halfway between Oxford and Reading. It has a rich history, with oversight of Saxon and Norman Scheduled Monuments and other heritage property. It is known for its community spirit and town events, especially its vibrant annual music festival, Bunkfest.

Its current population of around 8000 will increase in the next few years when two new housing developments are complete. Currently, the precept is £498,714.


The Town Clerk, as Proper Officer of the Council has overall responsibility for managing the operations of the Council and its facilities. The successful candidate will:

·       hold a minimum of a CiLCA qualification or be willing to qualify before May 2023.

·       have proven experience in administration, a good understanding of local government and strong communication and IT skills.

·       be familiar with accounting practices in a supervisory role and have a record of proven, effective management of staff.

·       be able to demonstrate experience in project management, with a track record balancing multiple projects an advantage.

Salary between SCP 39 and SCP41 depending upon experience.


For full details and an application pack contact the town clerk, townclerk@wallingfordtowncouncil.gov.uk