Telephone:01202 892 249


Appointment of Town Clerk / Responsible Finance Officer

Salary: £39,782 - £43,662 (depending on experience)

Full time (37 hours per week)

Ferndown Town Council is one of the largest Town Council’s in Dorset with a population of 26,559. It is overseen by 17 councillors, including the Town Mayor, across 7 parish wards. The Council is also the sole trustee for the King George’s Field Charity, a 50 acre playing area of open space set aside in perpetuity for sport and recreation.

The Council is seeking to appoint a forward-thinking Town Clerk who can manage the Council’s statutory requirements as its Proper Officer, lead the staff team and promote the interests and development of the town. Strong leadership qualities are essential in order to help the Council develop strategically.

This is a particularly exciting time for the Town Council following its decision to take over the management of Ferndown’s community centre based in the town centre. We are therefore looking for an excellent team-builder to enthuse and motivate an expanding team.

As you would be the Responsible Financial Officer for the Town Council, the successful candidate will have a proven track record in financial management. Experience of payroll procedures, financial management and budget setting is a must.

The Town Clerk may also be required to undertake the duties and responsibilities commensurate with the post of Administrator to The King George V Charity.

The successful candidate will preferably be CiLCA qualified, but consideration will be given to a suitable candidate willing to obtain the qualification within 12 months of appointment. Local Government experience would also be an advantage.

Whilst most of your hours will be office-based during the week, you will need to be flexible to attend events outside of your normal working hours including occasional weekends. You will be required to work some evenings to accommodate Council & Committee meetings, which you will be responsible for clerking.

How to apply:

To apply for the position please submit the following documents:

1.    Ferndown Town Clerk Application Form

2.    Application monitoring form

Both documents can be downloaded from

Please complete the application form with reference to the following documents:


Preferably completed documents should be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively, you may hand deliver or post the documents to:

Maria Follan, Ferndown Town Council, Barrington Centre, Pennys Walk, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9TH

Applications must be returned by: FRIDAY 18th OCTOBER 2019 (MIDDAY)

Interviews will be held on: 28/29 OCTOBER 2019

For an informal discussion please contact Maria Follan, Administration Manager on 01202 892249.



6 hour and a 3 hour post per week, permanent contract Salary £8.83 per hour

Ferndown Town Council is looking for 2 enthusiastic team members to join the youth services team to support the Youth Worker in Charge to deliver and support the youth provision in Ferndown on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening. 

The hours of work for these posts are:

Wednesday 6.15pm – 9.15pm
Thursday 6.45pm – 9.45pm
Friday 6.15pm – 9.15pm

Place of work: Ferndown Youth Centre (Riffs), Mountbatten Drive, Ferndown, BH22 8FB.

We strive to equip young people with the skills, knowledge and experience to recognise and achieve their full potential whilst ensuring a suitable youth facility is available for young people within the town.

The successful applicants will work with young people in the 10-19 years age range. You will help with the delivery of youth activities and services. 

Closing Date – Friday 18th October 2019

Interview Date commences week of Monday 28th October 2019

These posts are subject to satisfactory references and DBS Enhanced Disclosures.

Full details of the posts, application form and person specification can be downloaded from

Job application form for 6 hour position

Job application form for 3 hour position

or if required a hard copy of the application form can be obtained, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

CV’s will NOT be accepted. All completed application forms must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

If you wish to discuss this post, please contact, Aaron Fellows - 01202 874448 or Maria Follan, Ferndown Town Council, The Barrington Centre, Pennys Walk, Ferndown. Tel: 01202 892249 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.