(Closed) Job vacancy: Interim Deputy Town Clerk

Vacancy: Interim Deputy Town Clerk

(based at Lewes Town Hall) 

37 hours per week – fixed term contract for up to 8 months

LC3 Spinal Column Point 33 £37,568 fixed (pay award pending)

Lewes Town Council is the parish authority for the Town of Lewes. The Council provides a range of services and facilities including allotments, three community venues, a Grant Scheme as well as owning Pells pool, lake and recreation ground, Lewes Priory and 44 hectares of open downland at Landport Bottom.  

The Council is seeking a highly motivated professional to join our friendly team working to develop our services that improve the quality of life for the residents of Lewes. If you thrive in a busy work environment and enjoy variety in your work, then this could be the ideal job for you.

The post holder will support the Town Clerk in ensuring the smooth running of the financial administration and corporate governance of the Council and oversee the operational management of the community centres and amenities functions. This includes supporting the Council in undertaking the work set out in its business plan, with particular focus on the development and implementation of statutory policies and processes, improving governance and risk management and day to day operational management matters.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with experience in a wide range of personnel processes are essential to take the lead on day-to-day human resources management and to directly manage a small team of staff.

The post holder will also lead on ICT, insurance, safety, and security. With a precept of over £1 million the post holder needs experience in managing and monitoring budgets effectively. Other duties include deputising for the Clerk, preparing reports for committees and attending evening and weekend meetings and events. 

Job details and an application form are available to download from this website’s Job Vacancies page, or please contact us for a pack. Applicants should make clear in their application why they are interested in the position, and what relevant skills and experience they have, with reference to the Job Description and Person Specification. For further information about this opportunity contact Laura Chrysostomou, Town Clerk.

Benefits include 22 days annual leave, bank holidays and 3 statutory days at Christmas as well as membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

The Town Council is an equal opportunities employer. 

Closing Date: Thursday 20 October 2022 at 5pm

Interview Date: Monday 24 (pm) or Wednesday 26 (am) October 2022

This position is now closed