Council: Great Cornard Parish Council

County: Suffolk

Salary: From SCP 29-32 (currently £34,411 to £38,296) depending on qualifications and experience plus Local Government Pension contributions

Closing date: 02/11/2023 17:00

Council Manager

Applications must be returned by 02/11/2023 17:00

Council: Great Cornard Parish Council

County: Suffolk

Salary: from SCP 29-32 (currently £34,411 to £38,296) 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 for 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 assistant clerks, 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

Letter of application and a completed application form may be sent by post or email, to arrive not later than 5pm on Thursday 2 November 2023.

Interviews will be held over two days on Wednesday 8 and Friday 10 November 2023.

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