POST OF TOWN CLERK AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Post: Town Clerk and Chief Executive
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Reports to: Council
Salary Scale: £74,619 per annum (rising by four increments of
at 1 April 2007: £1,773 to £81,711 per annum)
(National Pay award pending)
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matters. The Chief Executive has the responsibility for managing the efficient, effective and
equitable discharge of responsibilities of the Council as laid down in legislation and in
particular the Local Government Act (NI) 1972.
The Chief Executive is the Chief Financial Officer of the Council and has final responsibility on
legal matters. He/she is responsible for providing effective leadership, engaging with elected
members and developing the Council as an efficient, effective, innovative and adaptive
To develop, with the Council, a vision and corporate strategy that provides a strategic
focus to address the key issues of the Borough.
To establish the Council as an innovative and progressive body, anticipating issues,
addressing threats, maximising opportunities and leading the overall development of the
To create and maintain an effective organisation to implement C u c’strategies and
To deliver high quality services offering best value by the effective use and management
of all Council resources.
To develop and manage partnerships to achieve optimum progress for the Borough in
social, economic and environmental terms.
To maintain and develop relationships with Government, public agencies and other local
authorities for the benefit of the Council.
To provide a positive interface between councillors and officers to ensure a proper
balance between political accountability and effective and equitable management.
To direct the management and motivation of staff to deliver high quality services,
particularly in the period leading to the implementation of the Review of Public
PRINCIPAL SPECIFIC DUTIES:
1. To advise the Council on the discharge of its responsibilities and the achievement of its
policy aims through Committee or other designated structures.
2. To manage the paid staff of the Council through the Senior Management Team.
3. To ensure through the Senior Management Team, the operation of corporate
approaches to the affairs of the Council.
4. To ensure the efficient and effective implementation of programmes, policies and
decisions of the Council.
5. To advise the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Committee Chairpersons in relation to their
6. To oversee the delivery of statutory and other services to the public through the efficient,
effective and economic management of resources.
7. To direct the developmental functions of Council in the areas of economic, tourism and
8. To ensure that the Council complies with all relevant statutory and regulatory provisions.
9. To be responsible for the effective operation of the District Policing Partnership.
10. To support and oversee appropriate strategies, policies and programmes to promote the
economic, social, cultural and environmental development of the Borough.
11. To represent the interests of the Council at local, regional, national and international
levels, including effective liaison with the media.
12. To report to any Committee of the Council when required to do so and to exercise the
right to make exceptional reports to the Council, as a whole, on important matters.
13. To ensure equality of opportunity both within the Council and externally.
14. To have overall responsibility for the creation, implementation and regular updating of
the Corporate Plan and complementary plans.
15. To act as the Deputy Returning Officer for Local Government Elections.
16. To assist the Council in the development and management of its financial strategy and
17. To organise appropriate civic, ceremonial and social events.
18. To fulfil the obligations of the Council and maintain the highest standards of professional
19. To act as the Emergency Planning Co-ordinator for the Borough and to maintain the
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C u c’Emergency Plan in a state of readiness.
20. To ensure compliance with health and safety/equality requirements and Council policies
21. To be responsible for any other matters which may arise from time to time
commensurate with the status of the post.
22. The post of Chief Executive is the most wide-ranging and responsible paid position in
the Council and as such the above list is neither exhaustive nor exclusive.