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Principal Officer- Blyth Town Council

The Town Council is seeking a dynamic person who can hit the ground running to augment the present team. The full-time equivalent salary will be £45441-£49498 on Scale LC3- substantial benchmark range- points 37-41 as evaluated within the salary scales of the National Association of Local Councils.

The Town Centre is currently being energised in partnership with the County Council and exciting projects are being developed including a cultural centre on the redeveloped marketplace. In addition, works are being carried out on the gateways to the town as well as other projects. This an exciting, once in a lifetime opportunity, to be involved in the future of the Town and the various projects underway. The Town Council is one of the largest top 30 community councils in the UK and has a budget of £1.4m. The Town has a Partnership Agreement with the County Council to deliver an enhanced service costing about £350,000 in addition to the basic core service delivered throughout the whole county. This Partnership Agreement is currently under review. The Council delivers several services including the management of allotments, responsibility for play areas, litter bins and bus shelters and has developed its own services in the areas of community grants and the significant promotion of events.

The Town Council is also engaged in developing a Neighbourhood Plan that it hopes to have approved around April 2024.This is an ideal opportunity to gain experience in a vibrant community Council and help shape the Town. The post is seen as a potential stepping stone in the hierarchy and an opportunity to move up to Deputy Town Clerk and ultimately Town Clerk, on their retirement. All reasonable assistance will be given to the successful candidate for career development.

Please send the completed application form to

Closing date for applications 31st January 2024.

Please note CV’s and other information other than the application form will be disregarded at this stage.

It is planned to have interviews during February 2024.

Please contact Joseph Hughes Town Clerk or Malcolm Wilkinson Deputy Town Clerk on 01670 361668 for an informal chat if you need any more information.


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