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Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

SCP 40-45 (LC3) approx. £42,683-£47,896

Full time 37 hours per week


Workington Town Council is seeking a Town Clerk and RFO to head its effective team of staff and support the Council’s ambitions to be the leading Town Council in the North west of England.

You’ll be responsible for the day to day running of the Council – managing Events and Estates teams, and the Council’s finances, with the support of the Finance and Administration Officer. As the Proper Officer of the Council, you’ll be familiar with Local Council law and practice. You should have a Certificate in Local Council Administration, or equivalent, or be willing to attain one in your first year of office. You will work with Councillors to set agendas for meetings, attend meetings, and ensure that minutes and decisions are recorded correctly. It will be your job to put the Council’s resolutions into practice. You’ll be familiar with budgeting and financial management, project management and strategic planning. You’ll be drawing up and implementing policies on a wide range of areas where the Council has a power, interest or duty. You’ll be speaking for the Council at meetings and reporting to the Council on all aspects of your work.

You’ll have an interest in people and communities, and how they work. You’ll have the ability to be across a broad range of subjects, from horticulture to children’s play, Town and Country Planning to culture and sport. You’ll be comfortable talking to people from a wide range of backgrounds, winning their trust and developing the Council’s positive image. You’ll be familiar with press and communications concepts, social media and design. This is a hands-on role for someone who is a proactive problem solver.

If you would like to apply for this position please complete an application form (download below), and return it to the Town Clerk’s office by midday on Monday 7 September 2020. For an informal chat about the post, please email (not 24 Aug-31 Aug).


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Volunteer vacancies

We are always looking for volunteers to get involved in a variety of projects we manage, see below for more information or contact us to see how you can get involved.

Event / Steward volunteers

Workington Town Council runs free events and activities throughout the year for the community, including family fun days and festivals. We are always on the lookout for new volunteers to join our team and help us to oversee these events. Activities are tailored to the interests of the volunteer and can include; technical assistance (lighting and sound), administrative tasks, customer service, assisting with creative workshops, and general crowd supervision.

For more details, please contact the Town Council’s Events Officer, Amy Johnson.

Conservation volunteers for Workington Nature Partnership

Workington Nature Partnership is looking for volunteers who can help with improving, developing and maintaining the town’s parks, open spaces and nature reserves. Depending on the season we can offer a wide range of activities such as woodland management, scrub clearance, meadow cutting, recording local wildlife, path maintenance, control of invasive species, tree planting and other conservation activities.

For more details, please contact the Workington Nature Partnership Officer, Susan Cammish.

Workington in Bloom (gardening and horticulture) volunteers

Workington in Bloom is dedicated to making the town a more colourful and environmentally friendly place to be. We help to plan and deliver numerous projects throughout the year such as planting spring bulbs, planning the summer floral displays, and improving grot spots and grey spaces across the town. Volunteer tasks include planting bulbs and flowers, clearing weeds, and generally tidying up open spaces. The group meets regularly on Sundays at 10am.

For more details, please contact the Town Council’s Events Officer, Amy Johnson.

About Workington Town Council

 Workington Town Council is the grassroots council for the civil parish of Workington.  It is served by 25 councillors drawn from the whole town community.  The Chairman of the Council is The Mayor of Workington.

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