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Welsh Cover Advisor

Council: Society of Local Council Clerks

County: Wales

Salary: Compensation package will be based on an hourly rate

Your Society has historically employed regionally based practitioners to provide technical and procedural advice to clerks, this currently includes two advisors dedicated to answering queries from our Welsh members.

We are now recruiting a new cover advisor for Wales to cover holiday and absence of the full time advisors. 

Compensation package will be based on an hourly rate and will include an amount in respect of annual leave, this is due to the unpredictability of workload.  Cover advisors will be asked to work on specific days and each ‘day’ is deemed to be 1 hour.  All work must be agreed in advance with the Senior Advisor. 

The candidate will be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria;


  • Empathy and patience
  • Good communication skills both oral and written
  • Analysis and judgment in being able to recognize the key points in a query
  • Ability to respond to queries in Welsh is desirable.

Knowledge of

  • Local council law, finance and procedures derived from service as a clerk in a parish or town council for at least 5 years


  • CILCA or University of Gloucestershire qualified

How do I apply?

If you think that you could provide a service to clerks, contributing to our flagship service and you are able to attend a training session to accredit you in this role then please apply to the Senior Advisor via Taunton or to Yvonne.colverson@slcc.co.uk using the application form available from the SLCC website and a covering letter identifying why you may be suited to the role.

Click here to find the application form. 

Click here to view the recruitment pack.

Please also provide 2 references from SLCC members willing to support your application and able to comment on your suitability for the role.

For an informal discussion about this role please call Yvonne Colverson on 07785 620763 or email Yvonne.colverson@slcc.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you by Monday 29th April 2019


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