Guidance notes for potential job applicants

We all know that interviews are a two way process – is the candidate a good fit for the employing council and is the council right for the candidate; there are a few steps of diligence that can be taken by both sides to minimise the risk of an unsuccessful appointment.

For the Council – ensure that the Council has a sound mechanism for appraisal, objective setting and mentoring new employees

For the candidate – make your own enquiries about the Council, drill down in its web site and if possible speak to the outgoing Clerk

At the interview – quite often candidates have no questions for the interview panel, this is the opportunity to satisfy yourself that this is the job for you and ask searching questions such as:

[a] What will you expect the successful candidate to achieve in the first 3 months?

[b] How do you deal with staff appraisal?

[c] Whilst the Council is my employer, who will be my point of contact on a day to day basis?

[d] What is the Council’s attitude towards assisted qualification training?


To apply for any of the vacancies on this page please download a pack, complete the application form and email to unless otherwise stated.

Crowborough Town Council - Ranger

Closing Date: 12noon, Monday 8th February 2021

Work Place:

Hours: Part Time – 4 days per week (34 hours per week summer working/ 28 hours per week winter working)

Rate of pay: £22,627 - £24,932 (SCP 13-18)

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Whitehill Town Council - Deputy Clerk & Operations Manager

Closing Date: 31st January 2021

Work Place:

Hours: Permanent - 37 Hours

Rate of pay: Starting salary of SCP 25 (£29,577 to SCP 26 £30,451)

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Tenterden Town Council - Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Closing Date: Friday 26th February 2021

Work Place:

Hours: Full Time

Rate of pay: Target scale point range 30-35 (£33,782 - £38,890) dependent on experience and suitability

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Locum Opportunities

For further information regarding any of the above please email

If you require a locum clerk please contact Trevor Leggo using the details above.