Council: Kennington Community Council

County: Kent

Salary: In the region of LC1 (above substantive range (SCP 13-17)), dependant on experience and qualifications, and reviewable annually

Closing date: 22/01/2024

Assistant Clerk

Applications must be returned by 22/01/2024

Kennington Community Council is a new urban Parish Council, established in April 2019, with 16 Councillors representing some 4000 households in Ashford, Kent. Total precept in 2022/23 is £106,870.

1: The Role

Following substantial growth in the activity of the Council, and the transfer of two statutory allotments to the Council in April 2022, we are recruiting a part time Assistant Clerk.

The Assistant Clerk will provide supplementary support to the Clerk to the Council. Responsibilities will include setting agendas and writing minutes for various Committees and other meetings, giving procedural advice, carrying out administrative tasks, and dealing with general enquiries and correspondence.

2: The Person

The candidate must have experience in administrative positions, good IT capabilities and excellent interpersonal, organisational, administrative, and financial skills. Experience in a local government role or practical knowledge of allotments would be an advantage.

You will need quickly to develop a sound understanding of how a successful parish council works and then display a willingness to guide, help and support councillors in effortlessly achieving that ambition.

Knowledge of the Kennington area would be desirable.

3: The Offer

For a suitable candidate the starting salary will be in the region of LC1 (above substantive range (SCP 13-17)), dependant on experience and qualifications, and reviewable annually.

Core hours will be 14.8 hours per week (0.4 F/T Equivalent), which may be averaged over a calendar month (64 hours per month). Working patterns are flexible to meet business requirements and will require attendance at some evening meetings. Paid holiday is included pro-rata and the position is part of a contributory pension scheme (Nest).

The position is suitable for home based/remote working, but regular travel to allotments and meeting venues in Kennington will be required.

Training will be provided; the successful applicant will be expected to commence Introduction to Local Council Administration (ILCA) certification within 24 months of appointment.

The position will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

The closing date is 22 January and a completed application required.

For the application form and or more information contact the Clerk Deborah Prior on 07928 824 482 or email: clerk at [email protected].

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