Council: St Agnes Parish Council

County: Cornwall

Salary: SCP 42 - SCP 45 (£48,587 – £51,999) Full time 37 hours per week, Permanent

Closing date: 19/10/2023 23:00

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned by 19/10/2023 23:00

Salary: SCP 42 – SCP 45 (£48,587 – £51,999) (Including Local Government Pension)
Hours: Full time 37 hours per week, Permanent

St Agnes Parish Council are seeking a proactive and forward-thinking Clerk & RFO who will hold overall
responsibility for all aspects of the Council’s service delivery. The successful candidate will have sufficient
knowledge, experience, resilience and leadership skills to work effectively with Councillors, colleagues and
partners in local government and the community, to deliver the business of the Council while ensuring it’s
democratic responsibilities are carried out lawfully and in the best interests of residents.

This post would interest an experienced local government professional or an experienced leader who is seeking
a career change from a commercial or third-sector environment. The Parish of St Agnes straddles the Atlantic
Ocean on the north-coast of mid-Cornwall, with parts of the Parish categorised as a World Heritage Site, and an
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It contains several beaches, including the beautiful Blue Flag accredited
beach of Porthtowan. Located close to Cornwall’s culture and recreation focal points of Truro and Falmouth –
this is a highly attractive location to relocate to.

You will be joining an active and innovative parish council which delivers high quality services across a large area
with distinct, diverse and unique communities. The 2023/24 expenditure budget is £675,000, and you will be
responsible for a team of 12 people. You will also need to demonstrate a commitment to partnership working
as the Council work with many local organisations and individuals to offer a wide range of services.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and management experience and legal
knowledge surrounding local council activity, practice and procedures together with the Certificate in Local
Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification (or willingness and ability to obtain this within 12 months).

You will be based in the Parish Rooms in St Agnes for some of the contracted weekly hours, with the flexibility to
routinely work remotely as well. This is a Full-Time, permanent position. For further information refer to the Job
Description and Person Specification. For an informal chat please contact the outgoing Clerk, Lee Dunkley, on
01872 553801 or [email protected].

For a Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form, please see:

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Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form