Town Clerk

  • Job Reference: 00001536-1
  • Date Posted: 24 March 2021
  • Recruiter: Church Stretton Town Council
  • Location: Church Stretton, Shropshire
  • Salary: £38,890 to £41,881
  • Sector: Administration & Secretarial, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Church Stretton Town Clerk

Salary Scale SCP 35 – 38: £38,890 - £41,881

Church Stretton is an historic Market Town in the heart of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, adjacent to the national beauty spot of Carding Mill Valley. The town has a population of just under 5,000, with an ageing demographic. It has a visitor-based economy boosted by good transport links with both Shrewsbury and Ludlow. It has a vibrant cultural life and strong voluntary community support networks, together with excellent schools.

The Town Council is seeking to appoint a forward-thinking and pro-active Town Clerk to lead the town’s social and economic recovery from the pandemic, including the implementation of its Community-Led Plan, now in development.  The Council is responsible for managing a wide range of amenities and recreational areas, including the trusteeship of three Charities. 

The Town Clerk manages seven staff and, in conjunction with the Deputy Town

Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer, is responsible for the effective management of the Council’s resources and ensuring that the Council complies with its statutory and audit responsibilities.  Applicants will need to evidence that they have significant leadership, organisational and financial management skills, developed preferably in the public sector.

Closing Date for Applications: April 30th

Interviews will be held in May following the Council Elections.

An Information Pack and Application Form can be downloaded from the Council web-site: or from  For an informal discussion, phone the Council Chairman, Bob Welch on 01694 722998