Town Clerk/ Responsible Finance Officer
Salary: NALC Salary Scale Point SCP 35-38. Pro rata 27 hours per
An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead a small team of five
along with café staff numbering a minimum of 4 depending on the season. The
Facilities Manager line manages the staff running the building including the
The Town Council has an office within Y Plas which rents out other
office space, a large hall and other rooms for activities and events. Y Plas has
a café and grounds including areas leased to the rugby club, the football club,
a local nursery, a community garden and a local farmer. There is also a
playground, one of two managed allotments, a pump track and small Astro turf
The Council is responsible for the impressive town clock, war
memorial and public toilets.
Machynlleth is a market town in North Powys with a population of
around 2,300 in the Dyfi Biosphere at the gateway to Snowdonia National Park.
It has a Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), many lively, independent shops and a
successful weekly market run by The Council. There is a flourishing cultural
life with music, literary and comedy festivals in the town.
Duties will include:
manage the strategic direction of the Town Council and marketing campaigns
oversee the budgetary process
the local community and community groups for the benefit of the town and
constructively with elected members and officers and provide sound advice
to the Council
the day-to-day affairs of the council
meetings of the Council and its Committees
that Minutes of all meetings are taken, produced for approval by Council,
Committee or Sub Committee and then kept safely
the Council on its legal powers for any action that it may wish to
that all properly resolved matters and adopted policies of the Council are
followed and appropriate action taken and to develop new policies
staff appraisals in order to lead manage and nurture staff
- To be
responsible for the conducting of Health and Safety risk assessments in
accordance with the act
and to bring to the attention of the Council changes that may be required
in Council policy and practice in the light of new legislation
oversee progression of projects undertaken by the Council and maximise
income from partnerships, external funding and sponsorship
have overall responsibility for the management and maintenance of the land
and buildings that are the responsibility of the Council.
research projects for consideration of the Town Council.
The candidate must hold (or must obtain within 12 months) the
Certificate in Local Council Administration.
For more details and the job description please email firstname.lastname@example.org or by post send to
Jeremy Paige, Machynlleth Town Council, Y Plas, Aberystwyth Road, Machynlleth,
SY20 8ER or by telephone on 01654 702571.
Closing date for applications is February 7th 2022
Interviews will be held late February/early March.