Vacancy for an Assistant Clerk

Location: Mostly working from home but attendance at some meetings and other visits
to Prestbury are required. A laptop and printer will be provided.
Hours: 10 per week (to be reviewed after successful completion of the induction period)
worked flexibly with evening meetings (usually one, sometimes two a month) and very
occasional weekend work.
Rate: SCP 9 to 17 depending on experience (£23,194 to £26,845 per annum pro rata
based on a 37-hour working week.)

Reporting to: Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.
Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to fill the role of
Assistant Clerk to Prestbury Parish Council. This is a varied and exciting position suiting
an applicant with a positive attitude and a desire to train and develop. The job is more
than just deskwork as the successful applicant will be encouraged to be innovative and
to enjoy working within the community. The successful candidate will be expected to
assist the clerk with duties to include:
• To arrange, publicise, and attend Council Meetings including preparation of agendas
and preparing minutes.
• To attend to administrative tasks including maintaining paper and electronic files,
Facebook, the Parish Council website, annual review of all parish policies, preparing
reports to Council, dealing with correspondence and enquiries and overseeing the
maintenance of assets
• To maintain and report the Parish Council’s finances and assist in preparation of
accounts for annual audit.
• To advise and support Councillors including research required to progress projects.
• To work with the community of Prestbury and to help organise events.
• To liaise with Cheshire East Council and other organisations such as the Cheshire
Association of Local Councils as required.
Local Government experience is desirable but not essential. Support and Training in all
aspects of the job will be offered. A high degree of computer literacy and excellent
communication skills are essential.
The successful candidate will be expected to hold the Certificate in Local Council
Administration (CILCA) or be willing to undertake to work towards this qualification.
Please contact the clerk on 07735 878606 or email clerk@prestbury.gov.uk to learn
more about the role or to request a job description and person specification. links to these documents are also provided below:

Assistant Clerk Job description link

Assistant Clerk Person Specification

To apply, please send a cv and covering letter to reach the Parish Council by the closing date:
5:00pm Monday 5th December 2022