Vacancy: Part Time Assistant Clerk

A vacancy has arisen for an Assistant Clerk to serve this very active Parish Council. The responsibilities of the position will include:

• Preparation of Agendas, detailed reports and associated documents in preparation for meetings
• Attendance at Council and Committee meetings, production of Minutes and implementation of recommendations and resolutions
• Dealing with enquiries and issues raised by the public by telephone, e-mail, letter and face to face
• Deputising for the Clerk as required, including the day-to-day running of the office
• Accurate record keeping and administration
• Ad hoc administrative and project-based duties
• Maintenance of public information sources (notice boards and website)
• Attendance at training courses on the work and role of the Council as required

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate:

• Administrative and IT skills (particularly Word and Excel)
• Highly effective interpersonal skills
• A flexible approach to hours of work and day to day duties and responsibilities
• They hold a CILCA qualification or would be prepared to undertake training to this level
• Experience of Local Government, or similar, environment (this would be an advantage but is not essential)

The role is for 10 hours a week initially and will be based in the Parish Council Office at the URC Hall in Felsted. Some home working is expected as is attendance at a minimum of 2 evening meetings per month. Salary will be based on the National Scale according to experience.

Closing date Tuesday 6 October 2020.

This is an interesting and varied role and a great opportunity to be involved in the local community.

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