Assistant Clerk to Bruton Town Council

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a community minded and motivated individual, ideally with relevant experience, to undertake this interesting and varied post supporting a highly ambitious town council.

Bruton is a small rural town situated in the south east corner of Somerset (close to the Wiltshire and Dorset borders). In addition to employing a town clerk, an assistant clerk and community development officer, the council also has a dedicated group of community office volunteers and thirteen active elected members.

We are seeking another enthusiastic individual to assist the town clerk. This is an important post in our small team and we are keen to appoint someone who can work on their own initiative and also as an enthusiastic team member.

The successful applicant will either hold or be willing to obtain the Certificate in Local Council Administration within one year of appointment.

The assistant town clerk is contracted to work 15 hours per week, based at the town council’s office. Some evening work will be required to attend council and committee meetings.

The position is graded at LC1, (SCP 7-12) £8,143 – £8,993 pa (actual salary, based on 15 hours per week), subject to qualifications and experience.

To apply, please refer to the job description and person specification, (links below) and send your CV and covering letter to

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the post, please email the Town Clerk on

Closing date for applications is noon on Friday 18th June with interviews scheduled for Monday 28th June.

Assistant Clerk Person Specification

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