Huntingdon Town Council

The Mayor of Huntingdon - Councillor Steve McAdam

Huntingdon's Town Sign

Town Clerk: Philip Peacock
Town Hall, Market Hill
Huntingdon PE29 3PJ

  • Bloomfield Park, photo credit: David King

  • Pictured: Pancake Flipathon 2019. This year's event will take place on Tuesday 25th February. Email: to participate!

  • The Town Council Offices are located in the Georgian Grade II* Listed Town Hall

Huntingdon Town Council provides your local services. We strive to make Huntingdon a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Opening Times:

  • Monday - 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday - 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday - 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Thursday - 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Friday - 8.30am - 4.00pm

Deputy Town Clerk Vacancy


Why become a Deputy Town Clerk?

Becoming a Deputy Clerk to a Town Council is one of the most rewarding jobs in a local community - a competent Deputy underpins the Town Clerk and a good Council.

The role of Deputy Clerk is to support, work with and deputise for the Town Clerk to ensure that the Council as a whole conducts its business properly and to provide independent, objective and professional advice and support and being a Deputy Clerk puts you in the centre of things.

All Parish and Town Councils are part of Local Government. In Cambridgeshire we currently have four tiers of Local Government; together with the Combined Authority Directly Elected Mayor, Cambridgeshire County Council and Huntingdonshire District Council.

What does the Deputy Town Clerk to the Council do?

The enclosed job description lists the duties in detail, but the main duties of the job can be summarised as to: -

  • Deputise for the Town Clerk
  • Ensure that the Council conducts its business lawfully
  • Administer all the Council's paperwork
  • Ensure that meeting papers are properly prepared, and the public is aware of meeting times
  • Communicate the Council's decisions
  • Organise and manage the provision of the Council services
  • Organise and oversee the implementation of projects
  • Manage and lead the staff
  • Communicate and promote the Council services and facilities
  • Keep property registers and other legal documents
  • Keep up to date by undertaking required training/qualification.

The key duties and responsibilities to be undertaken are detailed in the Job Description included in the recruitment pack below.

Skills and attributes needed

Deputy Clerks pride themselves in having a good deal of common sense, confidence to handle the administrative work, being a good organiser, IT literate and able to get on with most people.

The key attributes required are detailed in the person specification included in the Recruitment Information Pack but underwriting these qualities is a sense of public duty - of wanting to help others in the community.

If you would like to apply, please complete the attached application form (CVs alone will not be acceptable) and submit it by email or post by 12 noon on Monday 10th February to the email or post to Philip Peacock, Town Hall, Market Hill, Huntingdon, PE29 3PJ

You are cordially invited to attend the Mayor of Huntingdon's Grand Masquerade Ball on Saturday 15th February 2020, in aid of the Mayor of Huntingdon's Charities: Papworth Trust, MAGPAS Air Ambulance, Hunts Community Cancer Network and 73 Squadron Air Cadets.

The Ball will take place on Saturday 15th February 2020, starting at 7.30pm at the Coneygear Centre, Buttsgrove Way, Huntingdon, PE29 1PE. Tickets include a three course meal and live music, tickets are £39 per person and are available from the Town Hall Office, by emailing: or calling 01480 410386. Please can cheques be made payable to The Mayor of Huntingdon's Fundraising account. Please send any dietary requirements.

Menu Choices

  • Starter - Melon or Pate/Melba Toaster
  • Main - 3 Meat Cavery (Turkey, Gammon, Beef) or Vegetarian option
  • Dessert - Black Forest Gateau or Apple Pie with Custard or Cheese Board

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