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Clerk Vacancy – Shirland and Higham Parish Council


Shirland and Higham is a substantial and very active Parish Council in the North East Derbyshire. There are 8 Councillors (currently 4 vacancies) serving an expanding electorate of over 3,800.

There is an Assistant Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer working 10 hours per week. The Parish Council also employs a Caretaker at Stonebroom and a Cemetery Groundsman/Handyman.

Shirland and Higham Parish Council manages a Sports Pavilion and field , tennis courts, children's play area and a MUGA in Stonebroom, Shirland Cemetery with permission to extend, a recreation field with BMX Track and Skate-park in Mickley and a children's play area in Shirland. Shirland Village Hall is owned by the Council and is run by a Voluntary Management Committee, the Clerk will liaise with the Committee as required.

The Parish Council maintains a website and Social Media.

Requirements and duties:

You will need to be computer literate, competent in administration and have excellent communication skills. You will also demonstrate good time management and organisational skills.

Main Duties –

To ensure that legal, statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed.

To facilitate and attend all main Council meetings and any committee meetings in conjunction with the Assistant Clerk, including preparation of Agenda, Minutes and publication of Notices to implement Council decisions and obligations.

To line manage Council employees.

To maintain the Parish Burial Ground Register and various related records, and liaise with stakeholders.

To monitor Council policies and prepare policies for review and adoption.

To receive correspondence and documents on behalf of the Council and to deal with such items in line with policy or bring to the attention of the Council.

To respond to communications from members of the public and deal professionally with any enquiries or complaints.

To advise on the practicability and likely effects of specific courses of action considered by the Council.

To act as a representative of the Council as required.

To be responsible as an officer and an employee under the Health & Safety at Work Act for his/her safety at work and to take reasonable care for his/her health and safety at work and that of other persons who may be affected by his/her acts or omissions at work.

Working arrangements:

The Clerk's post is part-time 15 hours per week worked mainly from home but with a requirement to attend a monthly full Parish Council meeting currently held on the third Monday of every month, plus ad hoc meetings as required.

Salary: £13.35 per hour (LC2 pt29) The post is currently home based, for which an allowance is paid, with frequent visits to the Parish.

Closing date:

The Closing date for applications is 27 November 2017. The successful applicant will hopefully start in post in early January 2018.

A full Job Description and details of how to apply can be obtained by emailing Sally Plummer, Clerk at shirlandandhighamparishcouncil@gmail.com

Clerk/RFO Vacancy – South Normanton Parish Council


South Normanton is a substantial and very active Parish Council in Derbyshire. There are 13 Councillors (currently 1 vacancy). It has a population of c7300 electors.

The Clerk will work from the Parish Council office based at The Hub, Shiners Way, South Normanton, Derbyshire. They will have a full driving licence, expenses are paid for mileage undertaken on council business.

Requirements and duties:

The Clerk is the Proper Officer to the Parish Council. Duties include;

  • The day to day management of the Parish Council's services and facilities
  • Attendance at meetings, including preparation and distribution of agendas and minutes
  • Carrying out decisions and resolutions made by the council
  • Managing staff, payroll, finance and burial records
  • Keeping accurate financial records, including preparation of monthly accounts, supplier payments and bank reconciliation
  • Setting the council's budget, liaising with auditors, completing year end accounts and financial returns
  • Maintaining the council's website

The successful candidate will have;

  • Excellent communication and multi-tasking skills
  • Good IT skills
  • An understanding of local government law and accounting practices
  • Sector relevant qualification CiLCA

Working arrangements:

The Council will require the successful candidate to work 20 hours per week from the office (covering 3 days). The council hold their meetings in an evening and the clerk is required to attend.


Remuneration will be based on experience, but within the LC3 SCP 35 to 38, £30,785 to £33,437 fte


Apply by letter and an accompanying cv to the Assistant Clerk, South Normanton Parish Council, Shiners Way, South Normanton, Derbyshire

Closing date:

Friday 8th December 2018