Market Rasen Town Council - Vacancy for Clerk/RFO

Market Rasen Town Council is seeking to appoint a forward-thinking Town Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer who can manage the Council’s statutory requirements as its Proper Officer, lead its staff team [currently 4] and promote the interests and development of the Town. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, with a ‘can do’ attitude.  Strong leadership qualities are essential in order to help the Council develop strategically.

As Responsible Finance Officer for the Town Council, the successful candidate will have a proven track record in financial management.

Ideally the successful candidate will be a qualified clerk or prepared to study for and attain the CiLCA qualification and be able to demonstrate knowledge of local government procedures, finance and law, and have the ability to work independently and effectively with good IT skills.

Whilst most of the job will be office- based during the week there is a need to attend events outside of your normal office working hours including occasional weekends.  There will be a requirement to work some evenings to accommodate Council & Committee meetings, which the postholder will be responsible for clerking.

Hours: Full Time (37 hours per week) which can be worked over 4 or 5 days and includes evening meetings

Salary: SCP 29-32 (£35,411 - £38,296 per year depending on experience) plus pension scheme

Closing date for applications: 7th June 2024

Interviews: Will be held in the week commencing 17th June 2024

Job description, person specification and application forms are available from:

or by contacting the Town Clerk on:  01673 842479 or email

Applications, along with a supporting letter, marked private & confidential, should be returned to:  Councillor Jo Pilley, Chairman, Market Rasen Town Council, preferably by email to or by post to Cllr. Jo Pilley, Chairman, Market Rasen Town Council, Festival Hall, Caistor Road, Market Rasen LN8 3HT.