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Assistant Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Salary: £39,782 – 42,683 (pro rata)
25 hours per week

Uckfield Town is located within the heart of Wealden District close to Ashdown Forest AONB, the South Downs National Park and has good transport links to London by rail, and bus services between Brighton, Eastbourne, East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an ambitious organisation with a wide ranging asset portfolio and projects for delivery. The Town Council has responsibility for the Civic Centre, Foresters Hall, a suite of buildings which are leased to local businesses and organisations, Snatts Road Cemetery, sports pavilions, recreation grounds, play areas and open spaces. The Town Council has 15 councillors, and a new term has recently commenced in May 2019. There are 29 permanent members of staff working across the Council’s main service areas plus additional casual staff in the Civic Centre and Luxfords Restaurant.

As Assistant Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, you would be responsible for leading the corporate services of the Town Council, with three direct reports, and would deputise for the Town Clerk in their absence to take on Proper Officer duties.

Reporting to the Town Clerk, you will have a proven record and experience in accounts and financial management – with ICB Level 3 or AAT equivalent qualifications, and/or at least five years experience in the role of Responsible Financial Officer or financial management.

The role is on a part-time, permanent basis, for 25 hours per week, with occasional attendance required at evening meetings. As the role evolves, there may also be scope to review working hours.

To apply for the position, please complete an application form and the Town Council's Equalities Monitoring Form and either return these by email to or by post, marked private and confidential to the Town Clerk, Uckfield Town Council, Council Offices, Civic Centre, Uckfield, TN22 1AE.

Job Description and Person Specification
Application Form - electronic version
Application Form - printable version
Equalities Monitoring Form

Please note that CVs will not be accepted, applicants must complete and return an application form to apply.

Closing date for applications:  12noon on Friday 26th July 2019

Interviews will take place:         Friday 2nd August 2019