Hough and Chorlton Vacancy

Hough and Chorlton Parish Council is seeking a new Parish Clerk.

Hours: 8.5 pw
Salary: £4463- £5045pa

Hough and Chorlton Parish Council are seeking to engage a Clerk/RFO to work an average of 8.5 hours per week, including monthly evening meetings as required.

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 ten meetings a year, 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.

Full training will be provided. 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 betaken 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, 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: houghparishcncl@btinternet.com Tel: 01270 883978 / 07881 807542