Vacancy:  Parish Clerk

Clerk to Staple Parish Council.

Staple Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk to be the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council. The salary is £190 per month (incl. home office expenses) for approximately 15 hours work per month. Duties for this home-based appointment include attending 11 monthly evening Parish Council meetings per year usually on the second Wednesday of each month, plus the Annual Village Meeting in April; preparing the agenda; taking minutes and giving procedural advice; carrying out the Council's administrative tasks; keeping financial records; preparing accounts and the annual budget and preparing records for audit purposes; dealing with general enquiries and correspondence. The ideal candidate will be a good communicator, with a professional attitude, and who is confident that they can work on their own initiative. They must have good interpersonal skills and the necessary ability to handle the organisational, computing, administrative and financial tasks required. We are a small Parish with 7 Councillors and conduct our business in a friendly manner. Applicants should forward their CV, with a covering letter explaining their suitability for the role to (by Friday 27th September).