Clerk and RFO - Blackrod Town Council

Clerk and RFO - Blackrod Town Council

16th of November, 2023

Blackrod Town Council

Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

The current Town Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer will be retiring from her role at the end of March 2024 and the Town Council are seeking a replacement to be in place at that date or through negotiation.

The Council strives to deliver the best possible service to local residents, a population of approximately 6000 people and has an annual precept in the region of £90,000

The Town Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Town Council and, as such, is under a duty to carry out the many functions of the Council.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience of Local Government, will be organised and conscientious, with effective  management skills and have the excellent communication and IT skills required to work successfully with diverse groups such as our  nine  council members, residents, local groups and other local councils as well as the many  principal local authority departments, contractors and others.

The successful candidate will preferably hold  as a minimum;

  • At least 5 years relevant experience, preferably as a Town Clerk or Deputy
  • Hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or  working towards with a commitment to completion within two years of taking up employment.
  • Have  Financial Experience  to undertake the requirements of the role of  Responsible Financial   Officer
  • GCSE English and Maths qualifications

The role will be up to 30 hours per week , which will be mainly undertaken  in the Council Offices in Blackrod, including evening meetings. The position also includes a large amount of lone working time in the council offices.

Employment is on National Joint Council ‘ Green Book’ terms and conditions, including an annual holiday entitlement of  23 days rising to 26  days after 5 years  continuous service, paid time off for public holidays and includes 2 extra statutory  days per year. (Pro rata for part time employees)

NALC pay scales will apply to the role and will be depending upon qualifications and experience, plus local government pension contributions  and will commence for unqualified staff at

LC2 Scale point 31-32 £39186 to £40221 (pro rata to hours agreed) rising to LC3 33-41 once qualified

And for qualified staff commencing at

LC3 Scale points 33-41 £41418  to  £49498 (pro rata to hours agreed)

If you would like to discuss the vacancy or require any  further information please ring the Town Clerk on 01204696362 or Council Chairman on 01204468567 For an application form and further information please email the Town Clerk on

A letter of application and completed application form may be sent by post or email. Interviews will be held in December  to early January 2023. Blackrod Town Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.