General Info

Council: Staplehurst Parish Council

County: Kent

Salary: LC 2 above substantive SCP 29 - 32 per annum (33,486 – 36,371) inclusive (depending on experience and qualifications) and NEST Pension

Closing date: 18/05/2022 17:00

Parish Clerk

Applications must be returned by 18/05/2022 17:00

Staplehurst Parish Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking, and proactive Parish Clerk to support the elected Councillors in achieving their aims and aspirations for the Council. The Parish Clerk will have responsibility for ensuring that the plans of the Council are carried out and will work proactively with the elected Councillors accordingly.

The Council has a range of exciting new projects that they wish to implement and the Clerk will be key to helping deliver many of these.

The role includes managing a team of 3 part time staff; Deputy Clerk/RFO, Support Officer and Caretaker, ensuring that all the typical operations and administrative responsibilities are delivered efficiently.  The post holder will also be responsible for ensuring the Council is up to date with policies and practices for key areas such as governance, event management, health and safety, training, privacy, data protection and compliance.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience – a track record of service achievement and innovation, commitment to public service, be motivated, community focused, and possess sound managerial, communication and organisational skills.

Candidates should ideally have a sound knowledge of local government law and procedures and the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification, or a willingness to achieve this within a short time scale after commencement. Attendance at evening meetings and occasional weekend events will be required.

Staplehurst Parish Council is committed to Equality of Opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For an informal discussion and to access the Recruitment Pack then please call Alison Smith on 01580 891761 or email Clerk@staplehurst-pc.uk

For more information on Staplehurst Parish Council please go to www.staplehurst-pc.uk.

  • The closing date for the receipt of applications is 5pm Wednesday 18 May
  • It is hoped that the new Parish Clerk will commence their role around as soon as possible