Council: Illogan Parish Council

County: Cornwall

Salary: NJC scale point 5-8 (£19,312 – £20,493) pro rata,

Closing date: 31/05/2022 00:17

Assistant to the Clerk

Applications must be returned by 31/05/2022 00:17

Illogan Parish Council have an exciting and progressive vacancy for an Assistant to the Clerk.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, polite, organised, motivated, dedicated/committed, confident, accurate and adaptable individual to work alongside the Clerk and Councillors.

The successful candidate will have a proactive, flexible attitude to getting things done with excellent communication skills to administer the work of the Parish Council. This is a particularly exciting time for the Parish Council, and we are therefore looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual.

The ability to communicate clearly and effectively is essential to the success of the role. The successful candidate will be expected to manage and be involved in first class administrative services to the Parish Council.

We are looking for applicants who have good communication, interpersonal, administrative, literacy and numeracy skills, as well as a good IT skill set. Ideally, candidates should have experience working in the local government sector or a background in areas which require attention to detail, accuracy, good communications skills, sensitivity, professionalism, and integrity. Equally important is a passionate interest in the community and a dedication to delivering services to the highest quality to residents, businesses, and visitors.

Training will be tailored to meet the needs of both the Council and the successful candidate. This is a progressive role and could lead to Deputy Clerk and Clerk roles in the future.

This is a varied and at times demanding role, and the post holder must be able to manage both the administrative aspects of the role and contact with members of the public.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate:

• Excellent communication skills
• The ability to communicate clearly and effectively
• Good interpersonal skills
• Good administrative skills
• Good literacy skills
• Good numeracy skills
• Good IT skill set
• Excellent attention to detail
• Strong team ethic
• Excellent organisational skills
• Capacity to work as part of a small team
• Discretion
• Ability to deal with confidential matters
• General office-based skills
• Excellent customer service skills

This is a permanent position based at the Council Office, Illogan Park, Illogan where you will assist in the efficient and effective delivery of exciting and expanding council services. You will be accountable to the Clerk and the Council. Hours: 15 per week. Specific hours of work will be agreed with the successful candidate, which will include the attendance of some evening meetings. Some flexibility will be required. This post is offered at NJC scale point 5-8 (£19,312 – £20,493) pro rata, depending on experience, including 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays and a contributory pension scheme is provided.

Applications will only be accepted if submitted by means of completed application forms, CVs alone will not be considered. An application form, job description and other supporting documentation can be downloaded from or obtained by email at [email protected]. Application forms can be submitted by post or by email.

Closing date: 31st May 2022

Anticipated interview date: the second and third weeks in June 2022