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HERSTMONCEUX PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk position

An average of 20 hours per week, including attendance at evening meetings Starting salary depending on experience

Salary to be paid within NALC LC1 SCP 18 – 23
Currently £9575.00 to £11,269.00 per annum
The Parish Office, 4 The Old Forge, Gardner Street, Herstmonceux

This is an interesting and varied post supporting an active, community focused Parish Council.  
The Clerk’s responsibilities include producing agendas and minutes for all Council meetings and committees, liaising with outside bodies, actioning the Council’s decisions, and maintaining the Council’s records.
All meetings of Full Council and Committees are held in the evenings.
The successful applicant will be expected to work with the Council’s Financial Officer who is responsible for keeping and maintaining all the Council’s financial records. 
The Clerk will be required to work flexibly from the Parish Office, at the address above, and have access to their own transport. The successful candidate will be computer literate (including Word, Excel etc.), and confident in using e-mail and the internet. 
Applicants should be familiar with local government law and procedures and finance, and it is highly desirable that they have the relevant qualifications (CiLCA) or the willingness to work towards achieving the necessary qualifications. Good organisational and interpersonal skills are essential as is a large degree of tact, diplomacy and flexibility in dealing with members of the public and other bodies.  
Candidates with previous experience in the field preferred. Also desirable, but not essential, to have experience/knowledge that is likely to be required going forward, e.g., project management, project planning, negotiating skills, contract negotiation/management etc.

To download an application pack including a Person Specification, Job Description & Application Form to apply, please visit http://www.sussexalc.org.uk/vacancies.asp  Please note that CVs will not be accepted, applicants must complete and return an application form to apply.

Closing date for all applications: 11th March 2016