Council: Great Cornard Parish Council

County: Suffolk

Salary: SCP 29-32 (currently £37,336 to £40,221) depending on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 01/02/2024 17:00

Council Manager

Applications must be returned by 01/02/2024 17:00

Position: Council Manager

Salary: from SCP 29-32 (currently £37,336 to £40,221) depending on qualifications and experience plus Local Government Pension contributions, with incremental extension to SCP 36 (currently £42,503), subject to satisfactory performance.

The Council Manager is the Proper Officer of the Council, assisting and advising councillors on the formulation of policies and the fulfilment of legal and financial obligations, executing decisions and managing Council business.

As the Council’s Responsible Financial Officer, you will prepare budgets and ensure that the Council’s finances are properly managed.

Responsibilities also include the management of a community centre, open and closed churchyards, sports fields, allotments, country park and a woodland area.

The position is based at the Parish Council office in The Stevenson Centre, Great Cornard and contracted hours will be 37 hours per week, including evening meetings.  Currently, there are two Council Administrators, two cleaners and a caretaker, all part time.

The Council strives to deliver the best possible service to local residents, a population of around 10,500 people, and has an annual precept currently of £263,167.

The successful candidate will have relevant previous experience of Local Government, will be an organised, conscientious and effective leader and manager, have excellent communication and IT skills required to work successfully with diverse groups such as our 14 Councillors, residents, other local councils, principal Local Authority departments, contractors and others.

The successful applicant will hold, or be willing to achieve, the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA). The Council will support training costs.

If you would like to discuss the vacancy please ring Cllrs Tony Bavington 01787 378897, Stewart Sheridan 01787 371268 or Pamela White 01787 377107.

For an application form and further information please see or email [email protected] or phone 01787 373212.

Job Description

Person Specification

GCPC Profile

Calendar of Meetings

Application Form

Letter of application marked private and confidential and for the attention of Mrs S Kubat and a completed application form may be sent by post or email, to arrive not later than 5pm on Thursday 1 February 2024. Interviews will be held on Friday 9 February 2024. Open to job share.

Great Cornard Parish Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.