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1 Aug 2022

Clerk to Fakenham Town Council

Fakenham Town Council is looking for a new Town Clerk. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to engage with the civic life of this historic market town.

As senior administrative officer, the Town Clerk’s duties include organising and attending Council and committee meetings, taking and circulating minutes and agendas. Meetings are held in the early evening, so some flexibility over working hours is required. Additional responsibilities include line management of three members of staff, monitoring and managing the Council’s estate, which comprises playing fields, cemeteries, allotments and the weekly Charter Market. The Clerk also deals with enquiries from residents, other authorities, suppliers and councillors, so good communication skills are essential.

This role does not include Responsible Financial Officer duties, as this function is sub contracted. Applicants must demonstrate significant managerial experience and ideally have the relevant knowledge of local government law and procedures and hold the CILCA qualification or if not held must be achieved within 12 months for which support will be provided.

The role is for 37 hours per week but flexibility for part time working, mainly office based. The closing date for applications is the 31stAugust at 5.00pm, shortlisted applicants will be offered an initial interview week commencing 12th September.

Salary  £29,174 - £32,798 (LC2, SCP 24-28)

Equality and diversity policy

Please apply with a covering letter and CV by email to:

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