General Info

Council: Sturry Parish Council

County: Kent

Salary: SCP 26 - 30 (£30,451 - £33,782)

Closing date: 18/03/2022

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned by 18/03/2022

Salary: SCP 26 to 30 (£30,451 to £33,782)

Hours: 28 per week

Sturry Parish Council is seeking a clerk, to include duties of the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer. The post is part-time 28 hours per week, flexible hours to work from the parish office in Sturry High Street. The parish clerk is responsible for the management of three other part-time members of staff and for all council administration including legal obligations, council policies, financial controls and services. Services provided by the council include a cemetery, recreation ground, small SSSI and other open spaces, playground, one or two public events per year, toilets, office and minibus hire. Assistance with project and event management will be required. The council, currently, has an annual budget of approximately £112.000.

Significant new development is planned for the parish and the clerk will be expected to liaise with the Local Planning Authority as necessary. It is anticipated that the integration and consolidation of new communities will be an important aspect of the council’s role in future and that the clerk’s hours may need to be permanently increased as the number of residents and the budget rises.

The clerk must be able to communicate and effectively engage with organisations and individuals from all sectors and backgrounds in order to represent the council and serve the best interests of our community. The clerk must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able, in all situations, to seek the most positive all-round outcome for the parish.

This post is an excellent opportunity for someone with the right personal and professional skills to embark on a fulfilling role in helping shape the future of the parish. Part of this role will be to ensure that the councillors are well informed, engaged and supported in their efforts to serve our existing and future communities.

For further information and application form contact clerk@sturryparishcouncil.co.uk or call 07788 568432.