The Horley Town Council Office provides administrative support to the Town Council. There is a team of four Town Council Officers, headed by the Town Clerk, Alan Jones. If you wish to contact any member of the team, you can phone us on 01293 784765 or email using the appropriate email address below. Alternatively, click on CONTACT at the top of the page.
Alan has been the Town Clerk since 2002 with overall management responsibility for all the Town Council's functions. Alan adds that “I have experienced a great deal of change in the past 10 years. The work and increased profile of the Town Council has been a challenging but very rewarding time. I particularly enjoy the change and the interaction with many different people and organisations. I am proud to have guided HTC to Quality Status in 2004, the first council in Surrey to achieve this. The work of a Town Clerk is very varied, but is ultimately rewarding as the results are tangible and benefit the residents of Horley.
In my previous career I was an Assistant Director at a Merchant Bank responsible for the implementation of investment front and back office systems.
I am a qualified Clerk holding the Certificate in Local Council Administration as well as the Local Policy qualification at the University of Gloucestershire, a 3 year distance learning course. I was recently elected as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, a first for a clerk working in the public sector. I am also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, which I achieved during my previous banking career.
Deputy Town Clerk
Carol has worked for Horley Town Council for 16 years as Deputy Town Clerk and has seen many changes in the Town during this time. Carol adds “I conduct a variety of duties. Apart from general administrative duties, I prepare papers for all Council meetings and attend the meetings to take minutes. One of my main roles is liaising with the several contractors responsible for the parks and playgrounds in Horley. I am also the Town Council coordinator for the Horley in Spring, Horley in Bloom and South & South East in Bloom competitions. Working for the Town Council can be challenging at times, however the job is extremely varied and we work well together as a team (both staff and members).
I began my working life as a Project Cost Controller for Babcock Woodall Duckham in Crawley. Whist my children were young I was the Secretary of their School’s Parent Teacher Association, from where I learned my minute taking skills. I returned to work at South East Employers in Horsham, where I was responsible for the administration and arrangements for a variety of meetings across the South East, preparing papers and agenda and attending the meetings to take
minutes etc. I worked at South East Employers for eight years and came to Horley Town Council after their offices moved to Winchester.
Planning & Projects Officer
Joan is a Planning & Projects Officer, and has worked at Horley Town Council since 2009. Joan states that “it is a role I very much enjoy due to the ongoing support from the Councillors and excellent team spirit approach with my colleagues. I gain much job satisfaction in not only helping out the public where possible, but also being involved in a wide variety of community focused projects for the benefit of Horley. I started on my career path as a legal secretary at a number of London based firms, and then as a PA at a local actuarial consultancy group. When I returned to work after having a family, I worked as a duty supervisor for a private medical and assistance services provider, during which time, I successfully completed a diploma in Call Centre Team Management. Before joining the Town Council, I was employed as a Call Agent for the National Crimestoppers Bureau, and as a Customer Service Agent for Surrey Police".
Carol Cavanagh - Responsible Financial Officer
Rose was appointed as RFO in April 2016.