Job Advert – Town Clerk

Full Time / 40 hours per week

Salary range from £35K – £40K depending on qualifications and experience

We are looking for a proactive, dynamic individual who is an excellent manager, leader, innovator and ambassador to partner our elected members in delivering their vision.  However, we also need someone with considerable administration and organisational skills.

Newmarket, the historic home of horseracing, is a unique town with international recognition and is a major wealth-generator for the sub-region. There are a large number of stakeholders who are all committed to achieving the best for Newmarket.  The Town Council is well placed to unite and coordinate the actions of all stakeholders, be they local authorities, businesses or residents. The Town Clerk would be expected to take a lead on building and maintaining good working relationships with all these organisations in the best interests of the town.

Newmarket has a population of around 22,500. The Town Council’s budgeted annual expenditure is around £580K and is responsible for the Memorial Hall and gardens, the Severals playing field and Pavilion, the Cemetery (managed under an SLA), various memorials, and various events throughout the year including the Carnival.

The successful candidate will manage the council’s services, its staff and take on a pivotal role in ensuring our council continues to move forward. The post of town clerk is challenging, and the duties will require regular evening work and occasional weekend working.

The Town Clerk is supported by a strong team consisting of Responsible Financial Officer, Events Manager, Town Keeper and administrative support.

The successful candidate would be expected to hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration, or be willing to attain it within two years of starting in post.

For further information, please contact or by phoning for an informal chat on 01638 667227.

Application is by application form with covering letter.


Closing date: Monday 17th February 2020.


We value equality. We welcome applications from anyone who meets our person specification.

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