Town Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

SCP33-36 (£36,922-£39,880 depending upon qualifications and experience) 37 hours/week

Prudhoe Town Council is looking to appoint a resourceful and experienced individual to be our new Town Clerk.

As Town Clerk, you will be the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer, assisting the Council in making and implementing decisions, ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of Town Council services, projects, and activities.

We are a town in the county of Northumberland, supporting a vibrant and active community of 11,675 (2011) residents supported by the Town Council which consists of fifteen elected members. There are five wards in the town, which includes the village of Mickley. We operate with a budget of over £500k and the current precept is £389,215.

The Council is committed to delivering high quality local services. Currently the Council manages a cemetery, four allotment sites, five play areas, public toilets, and the town’s war memorial, in addition to street furniture and environmental services.

The Council also support a wide range of local groups and organisations through large and small grants and provide a range of community events.

You will need to be enthusiastic, flexible, and community-focused with excellent administrative, interpersonal, accounting and IT skills. Excellent verbal and written skills are essential to work successfully with staff, contractors, councillors, external organisations, stakeholders, and the community.

Ideally you will hold CILCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) or equivalent, or be willing to achieve it soon after appointment. Ideally you will have experience of local authority and of managing people. This post involves regular evening work and occasional travel.

We invite applications from proactive experienced professionals with proven and demonstrable leadership and organisational skills to partner our elected members in taking the Town Council forward in a positive direction.

The closing date for applications is 12noon on Friday 28th January 2022; candidates who are shortlisted will be invited to interview in the week commencing 7th February 2022.

Please click on the links below to download the required information.  Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Clerk-RFO Job Advert


Clerk-RFO Person Specification

Application Form Clerk-RFO 2021

Application Form Clerk-RFO 2021 (Word Format)

For further information and to apply please contact or send a completed application form to

Prudhoe Town Council, Spetchells Centre, 58 Front Street, Prudhoe, Northumberland, NE42 5AA

Telephone number (01661) 835487

Prudhoe Town Council is an Equal Opportunities employer.

This post is eligible for the NEST Pension Scheme and the terms and conditions of service are in line with the National Joint Council guidelines.