Council: Charlton Kings Parish Council

County: Gloucestershire

Salary: LC2 24-28 (Full time equivalent £31,099  to  £34,723 – pay award pending)

Closing date: 30/11/2023 09:00

Parish Clerk

Applications must be returned by 30/11/2023 09:00

Part time: (30 hours per week) including some evening working

Salary range: LC2 24-28 (Full time equivalent £31,099  to  £34,723 – pay award pending)

There is some flexibility regarding working hours, with 30 hours per week as a guide. This will be dependent on the successful candidate’s breadth of experience and desired hours.

The closing date for applications is 9am on 30 November 2023.

Interviews will be held  in January 2024.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking, proactive team of councillors and staff, with the declared mission of ‘Working to Support our Community”. Having obtained the Quality Gold Award from the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), we strive to be the best we can be in all areas of activity.

We are seeking a candidate with sufficient knowledge, resilience and leadership skills to deliver the business of the council and ensure that our democratic responsibilities are carried out lawfully and in the best interests of residents. Ideally, you will be an experienced local government professional with Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification. However, this could be funded in the first year of employment for a candidate bringing transferable skills from other backgrounds. Proven experience of managing a team of dedicated staff with empathy and focus is very important.

Our current staff team of five is headed up by the Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer, supported by the Deputy Clerk, Communications Officer, Administrative Officer and an Administrative Assistant. The Deputy Clerk will take on the role of Responsible Financial Officer when the current Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer steps down.

Charlton Kings Parish Council has a significant and varied portfolio. From health and wellbeing to heritage and allotments, from biodiversity and young people, to planning and climate and environment. We need someone who can work effectively with councillors, partners and the community to enable the Council to continue making a positive impact.

A full Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form can be downloaded from our website here.

Hard copies are available from our office.

If you wish to have an informal conversation regarding the role, please contact the current Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer, Mrs Joanna Noles, on [email protected]

Please send your completed Application Form, either by post to the Parish Office, 26 Church Street, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL53 8AR, addressed to the Clerk and marked ‘confidential’, or by email to [email protected].