After 17 years in the post the current Clerk has decided that it is time to pass the baton and, following her retirement, Waltham St Lawrence Parish Council is inviting applicants to apply for the position with effect from 1 April 2017.
We are a small but active Council and are looking for someone who will enjoy supporting us to achieve our aim of being effective representatives and delivering value to our community. The Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and, working from home, is responsible for preparing agendas, recording minutes and organising the council's day to day administration. The applicant must have good organisational, communication and IT skills. The Clerk is required to attend 12 evening Parish Council meetings per year (normally held on the first or second Tuesday of the month), an Annual Parish Meeting (in April) and such other council meetings as may be decided. The hours are expected to average 35 hours a month.
The starting salary will be determined according to experience and qualifications. The salary range will be in line with recognised Local Government Scale SCP 17 whilst working towards a qualification (from April 2017 this is £9.21 per hour) progressing to SCP 20 – 23 depending on experience and qualifications, the top end representing the CiLCA qualification. (From April 2017 this will be between £10.07 and £11.02 per hour). A qualification would be valuable but is not essential and we would encourage and support the successful applicant in training and to work towards a qualification.
For further details contact the Chairman of the Parish Council;
Applications in the form of a covering letter and a short CV should be submitted by Friday 10th March 2017 to the Chairman of the Parish Council, preferably by email or by post (see inside back cover of the Lych Gate)