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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.

Link – Assistant Clerk Person Specification

Link – Assistant Clerk Job Description

Please contact the clerk on 07735 878606 or email clerk@prestbury.gov.uk to learn more about the role. To apply, please send a cv and covering letter to reach the Parish Council by the closing date: 5:00pm Friday 26th May 2023.