Clerk of the Parish Council Vacancy

Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Our small parish council has a position for a clerk.  If you have administrative experience and a willingness to learn – this could be you.  A CiLCA qualification would be useful but not essential as training can be arranged.  You will need to respect  confidentiality and be able to give impartial and independent advice to the council.

The successful applicant would be required to attend 4 public parish council meetings a year plus a limited number of extraordinary meetings.  These are normally held at the village hall in Bushton.  Other activity would be home based.

The ideal person will be confident and , most of all, independent.  As the ‘proper officer’ for the parish a small amount of financial management will be required therefore an eye for detail is also important.

Outline of tasks –  Preparing agendas, taking minutes of meetings, answering residents enquiries, ensuring the council financial affairs are in order,  updating the parish website.  The role also includes maintaining and updating parish council policies etc.

Skills – The successful applicant will be the advisor to the council on all matters relating to good procedure, must be an excellent communicator, not afraid to be assertive, and have good IT skills.

Discretion, impartiality and self confidence are key to being a successful clerk.

Hours – on average around 3 hours per week.

The salary for the post will be in accordance with the current National Joint Salary Scale LC1, salary points 7 to 12 and will be calculated pro-rata.

If you have an interest in local government and want to get involved in a part time, but very responsible role, then please do get in touch for more information.

Closing date 1st June 2024

Please email details of your experience, to clerk@clyffepypardbushton.org or call 07754 542722 for further information.