Town Clerk

It’s exciting times for Hednesford Town Council as we start delivery of a new plan to regenerate our town and embed our council in the community.  To help us deliver our exciting vision for the future we are seeking a Town Clerk.

Established in 2000, Hednesford Town Council serves over 17,000 residents, has a turnover of circa £240,000 and has ten councillors representing residents across three wards.  We have ambitious plans for the future that will see Hednesford Town Council take its place at the heart of the local community, playing a key part in the regeneration of our town centre, attracting more visitors and businesses to the area, all while ensuring we do not lose sight of our environmental sustainability.

To help us deliver our ambitious plans we need a Town Clerk who can guide the Council and its day to day operations, who can keep our finances in check and who can lead our new team to success. As both the Responsible Finance Officer and Proper Officer you will need to have experience with council finance procedures such as raising a precept and completing AGAR, and the expert knowledge required to navigate around legal and regulatory practices.  You will be keen to build links with neighbouring towns and parishes, to nurture relationships with Cannock Chase District and Staffordshire County Councils, all while smoothing the way to deliver our plans.

We’re asking much of our Clerk, which is why you’ll need to be hungry to play your part in a busy council that’s going places. You’ll be driven, curious, and keen to see the Council succeed, while also having an eye for quality.  In return we offer a salary of £33,782 per annum pro rata (SCP30), 22 days leave plus bank holidays, negotiable working hours between 28 and 37 per week and the opportunity to work with a new team including a dedicated Town Regeneration Manager and Community Officer.

How to Apply

Download and complete the below application form, returning via email to by the closing date