Hassall Parish Council Vacancy

Hassall Parish Council is seeking a new Parish Clerk.

Hours: 4-5 pw
Salary: £1921-£2100 pa

Hassall Parish Council, Sandbach is seeking to engage a Clerk/RFO to work an average of 4 (flexible) hours per week which includes 5 or 6 evening Council meetings a year (c. 7-9pm).

As HPC is a small and friendly rural parish of some 105 households and 226 residents, this is an ideal opportunity for the successful applicant to gain experience and develop skills in a less challenging Parish environment; or to work the role alongside a larger Parish Council Clerk/RFO role.

Preferably, s/he will have previous experience in local government or in a similar role but suitable applicants without this will be considered if willing to work towards the Introductory Certificate in Local Council Administration (an online course which can be taken from home) which would be paid for by the Parish Council. Full training in the job will be provided.

The successful candidate will primarily work flexibly 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. This will include: arranging and taking the minutes at the Council’s meetings, preparing agendas, 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.

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 NAL, SLCC AND NJC, with expenses paid for the use of a car for council business in accordance with guidelines.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter highlighting your relevant qualifications, experience and skills before the closing date of 30th November 2017 to:

Sue Davies
Clerk to the Council
Rose Villa,
Foden Avenue,
Alsager,
Stoke-on-Trent
ST7 2PT

Email: hassallparishclerk@gmail.com

Tel: 01270 883978 / 07881 807542