Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer Vacancy

We are seeking a motivated, proactive individual for the role of Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO). This is an exciting opportunity and would suit a community-minded individual who has the relevant experience to undertake an interesting and varied post within our Town Council. The role is approximately 33 hours per week with evening, flexible working and some weekend working.

The role requires someone with the confidence and interpersonal skills to deal with a wide range of individuals from the local and wider communities. The ideal candidate will have good verbal and written communication skills, be computer literate and also have the ability to work on their own initiative. Strong financial management and organisational skills are required, together with a positive outlook.

The Clerk will be responsible for managing the day to day business of the Council, including the production of the agenda/ minutes for all Council meetings liaising with outside bodies as well as providing and implementing Council decisions. The Clerk/ RFO will also be responsible for and carry out the administration associated with all the financial transactions and records of the Council.

A Certificate in Local Council Administration is desirable but not essential, there will be a requirement to attain this qualification within an agreed period. Training will be provided and supported.

TC/RFO Information Pack

TC/RFO Application form

For further information please contact:

Holsworthy Town Council
Manor Offices
North Road
EX22 6DJ

Tel No: 01409 253312


Closing date for applications: Friday 16th February 2024

Interviews are likely to be held w/c 4th March 2024

Holsworthy Town Council’s Christmas Opening Hours

Monday 25th December                   Closed

Tuesday 26th December                   Closed

Wednesday 27th December              Closed

Thursday 28th December                 Closed

Friday 29th December                      Closed

Monday 1st January                         Closed

Tuesday 2nd January                       9am-4pm

Are you self employed and looking for some extra work?

We are looking for a market assistant to help set up and take down our weekly Market!

For more information contact Holsworthy Town Council
01409 253 312

Market Assistant

Are you self employed and looking for some extra work?
We are looking for a market assistant to help set up and take down our weekly Market!
For more information contact Holsworthy Town Council
01409 253 312

Illyria’s production of Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Illyria’s production of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice is coming to Holsworthy!

This open-air production of Pride & Prejudice will be in Badock Gardens, Holsworthy on Saturday 12 August at 6:30pm.

In a whirlwind of balls, dinners and very eligible officers, Lizzy Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy stand alone as the only sane, thoughtful people – and they hate each other! Or do they? Can she see beyond his pride, and can he overcome her prejudice, in order to achieve happiness?

If your idea of Jane Austen is stuffy costume drama then this sparkling adaptation may make you change your mind. Bring a picnic and have a ball as the irrepressible Illyria sharpen their claws to bring you Jane Austen at her vibrant, bitchy best!

Running time (approx): 2hrs 20min (inc 20 minute interval).

Suitable for ages 8+


  • Tickets are available online or via the box office 01805 624624. 5% booking fee applies across all payment methods.
  • Tickets are also available on the gate (card or cash). 5% booking fee applies.
  • People with access needs are welcome to a free ticket for their carer/assistant. Please call the box office on 01805 624624
  • Every 11th ticket is free for group bookings. Available via the box office on 01805 624624
  • Ticket holders enjoy free access to the gardens two hours before 6.30pm/7pm performances and one hour before earlier performances. (Or earlier for pre-show drama workshop ticket holders)
  • Most performances last approx 2 hours with a 20 minute interval
  • Minimum ages are advisory only. Please use your discretion.


  • No seating is provided. Please bring low-back seating and/or blankets,
  • An area for people on blankets is reserved at the front.
  • If you wish to be socially distanced please sit towards the rear or sides of the audience area
  • Performances start at the stated time so please arrive in good time to take your seats

Vacancy for Holsworthy Town Councillor – Closing: Friday 21st July 2023

Holsworthy Town Council



Notice is hereby given that Holsworthy Town Council has one vacancy for a Councillor to be filled by co-option.


Those wishing to apply for the position should obtain an application pack and further information from:


Vanessa Saunders

Town Clerk

Holsworthy Town Council

Manor Offices, North Road, Holsworthy

EX22 6DJ

Telephone 01409 253312



Completed application forms should be returned to the above address no later than Noon on Friday 21st July 2023


Applications will be considered at the Full Council Meeting of Holsworthy Town Council at a date to be confirmed

The Future of Holsworthy’s Outdoor Market!

Holsworthy Town Council have created a survey to gather people’s thoughts on the future of the market. This is to evaluate what our next steps are regarding the market.

We would appreciate it if you could spare a few moments to complete this short survey.

The Closing date for this survey is Monday 17th July at 12 noon.

You can complete this survey online via or ask for a paper copy in the Manor Offices, North Road, Holsworthy, EX22 6DJ

If you have any queries, you can contact Holsworthy Town Council:

Phone – 01409 253 312

Email –