General Info

Council: Dodington Parish Council

County: South Gloucestershire

Salary: SCP 18 – 24 - £24,313 - £27,905 (depending on experience)

Closing date: 24 October 2019

Deputy Clerk (Full Time or Part Time)

Applications must be returned by 10am on 24 October 2019

Dodington Parish Council, near Yate and Chipping Sodbury in South Gloucestershire, has a population of around 8,500. Its offices are situated on the site of a primary school – on outskirts of Yate – next to the Parish Hall.
The annual precept is £200k and it has 6 FTE staff. The council is responsible for a large parish hall, 3 football pitches and changing rooms, public open spaces including several children’s play area’s a memorial garden and nature reserve plus allotments and a burial ground. There are 15 councillors and the parish is split into 3 wards.

A vacancy has arisen for a Deputy Clerk reporting to the Clerk and RFO.
We are looking for a team player with initiative, good communication skills, and previous experience in the finance / accounting field. They will have excellent administrative, time management and IT skills.
This is a challenging time for you to join us as more services and responsibilities are devolved to our council from South Gloucestershire Council.
The position is mainly office-based, up to 37 hours per week, including some evening meetings. The current deputy works 28 hours / week – but members are thinking of making this a full-time position due to number of projects that they are getting involved in.

• Permanent position
• Up to 37 hours per week
• To be split over Monday – Friday
• Evening meeting one Wednesday / month
• 20 days holiday (increases 1 day / year until reaching 25 days), plus bank holidays and pension benefits (LGPS – after a qualifying period)
• Experience of local council’s preferred but not essential
• Training and uniform provided and council will support study towards CiLCA qualification if it isn’t already held
• SCP 18 – 24 – £24,313 – £27,905 (depending on experience)
• The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check

A Job Description and Person Specification are attached at end of this document.

• Applications close 24th October 2019
• Interviews during week commencing 28th October 2019

To view the job description click here.

To view the person specification click here.

For an application form, please apply to:

Mrs Hannah Saunders,
Clerk to the Council,
Dodington Parish Council

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01454 866546