Hale Vacancy

Hale Parish Council is seeking a new Parish Clerk.

Hours: 5 pw
Salary: SCP 16-20

Hale Parish Council isseeking to engage a Clerk/RFO to work an average of 5 hours per week , including monthly evening meetings usually held on the third Monday of each month.
The successful candidate will primarily work from home, using a computer (provided) and telephone. S/he will be the primary point of contact for the Parish Council and will carry out tasks allocated by the Council including arranging and taking the minutes at the Council’s meetings, preparing agendas, swiftly replying to correspondence and maintaining the Council’s accounts, including preparing them for audit and for budget setting.

The role will involve advising the Council to guide it correctly, providing information to assist the Council in its decision-making process at meetings and, when necessary, conducting research to enable this. The position will also involve ensuring the Council’s website is up to date (training will be provided for this) and sometimes representing the Council at meetings with outside bodies.
Briefing and training will be provided by existing clerk were necessary. Preferably, s/he will have previous experience in local government or in a similar role and either hold or be willing to work towards the Introductory Certificate in Local Council Administration (an online course which can be taken from home).

The salary (pro rata) offered will be based on the skills, experience and qualifications at the time of appointment and will be at the appropriate point on the pay scales recommended by NALC, SLCC and NJC.

This vacancy will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter highlighting your relevant qualifications, experience and skills to haleparishcouncilclerk@gmail.com
If you have any questions regarding this role, please telephone current clerk to the council, Tina Rogers-Smith, on: 01925 710947