Job Vacancy – Town Clerk

About the Role

The Clerk to the Council will be the Proper Officer of the Council and as such, is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular, to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a Local Authority’s Proper Officer. The Clerk will be totally responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council, in connection with its function as a Local Authority, are carried out.  The Clerk is expected to advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect of the Authority’s activities and in particular to produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions.

The person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required.  The Clerk will be responsible for all the financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances.

The jobholder will act as Proper Officer in accordance with Local Government regulations.

Terms and conditions of employment

Truro City Council staff are employed under Local Government Services (Green Book) terms and conditions with some terms and conditions agreed locally

The key provisions are:

  • Permanent Full-time 37.5 hours per week (including some evening and weekends as required)
  • Location: Truro City Council Office
  • Salary: £70,385 – £76,405 55-58 (based on new NALC Spinal point LC3 42-45)
  • We offer between 23 and 29 days holiday a year; plus, bank holidays, two additional statutory days, St Piran’s day, should this fall on a working day and a Local Government Pension scheme
  • Incremental progression subject to satisfactory performance

How to apply

  • To apply please download an application pack from Truro City Council website.
  • Once you have an application pack, if you would like to apply, please complete the application form within this pack, or if you have difficulty accessing this, please email
  • Deadline for applications is 12 noon Monday 25th March 2024
  • The Selection process will be held during week commencing 15th April 2024 and any face to face interviews will be held in Truro Community Library.

Truro City Council is committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity being at the heart of everything they do.

Application Pack – PDF

Application Pack – Word


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