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The Clerk to the Council is the Proper Officer and employee of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions of a local authority's Proper Officer, and in particular to serve or issue all the notices required by law of the Proper Officer of the Council.

Somercotes Parish Council has thirteen Councillors and Parish Council Meetings are held bi monthly at Somercotes Village Hall. The post is based at the Parish Council Office in Somercotes Village Hall.

The Council employs an Assistant Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer, two Parish Wardens, a Relief Parish Warden, a Village Hall Caretaker, a Relief Village Hall Caretaker, a Bar Supervisor and a Relief Bar worker.

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 Council Meetings including preparation of Agenda, Minutes and publication of Notices
To oversee the Council's accounts and oversee the preparation of records for audit purposes
To implement Council decisions and obligations
To manage Council Staff and all activities relating to employees
The premise management of the Village Hall
To monitor Council Policies and prepare Policies for review and adoption
To ensure the Council's obligations to insure are properly met
To receive correspondence and documents on behalf of the Council and to deal with such items and/or bring to the attention of the Council
To advise on the practicability and likely effects of specific courses of action considered by the Council
To act as representative of the Council as required
To be responsible as an officer and 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

The post is based at Somercotes Village Hall and is currently 18 hours per week. However this may be negotiated with the successful candidate.
Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications and within the salary range of NJC SCP 28 to 32 (£12.98 ph to £14.81ph)

Candidates should be CiLCA qualified or be prepared to work towards the qualification.
Ideally the starting date for the position is 3rd July 2017. However the present Clerk will ensure smooth transition if the selected candidate is unable to commence on that date.

An Application Pack can be obtained by contacting the Soo Massey, Clerk to the Council:
somercotespc@btconnect.com tel: 01773 603810



The post is part-time (15 hours per week) and the hours are flexible. However, the Clerk is required to attend the monthly meeting of the Council and other meetings as necessary.

Salary: LC2 SCP 24 - 27 (£21,962 - £24,174) pro rata depending on experience and qualifications – (£11.415 - £12.564 per hour)

Based at the Parish Office, Glebe Field Centre, Crich.

The Precept for 2017/8 is £57,225.

The Clerk is the sole employee.

Crich Parish Council includes the rural communities of Crich, Fritchley, Whatstandwell and Wheatcroft within the area served by Amber Valley Borough Council. The population is around 2,500 and is growing as the result of new housing developments principally in Crich and Fritchley.

The Council manages public open spaces including a Burial Ground and Recreation Ground (which is currently undergoing a major re-development) and an allotment area with 30 plots.

The Council has 12 members and meets on the first Monday of each month except August when there is no meeting. If the first Monday is a Bank Holiday, the meeting takes place on the following Monday.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, community-minded and willing to undertake appropriate in-service training. A background in local government and the possession of a Certificate in Local Council Administration would be an advantage but not an absolute requirement.

A full Job Description and Person Specification can be obtained by emailing

Applications should be made by email and must include Curriculum Vitae, a covering letter and the names and contact details of 2 referees.



Outline: Castle Gresley is a village and civil parish about 1.5 miles southwest of the centre of Swadlincote in South Derbyshire.

Applications are invited for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Castle Gresley Parish Council. The post is to provide professional support in all aspects of the Council's work. The Council normally meets on the second Thursday of the Month (apart from August).

Requirements: You will need to be computer literate, and competent in administration and basic bookkeeping. You must also demonstrate good time management, organisational and communication skills.

The Council are ideally seeking to employ an experienced Clerk but support and training will be provided to the successful applicant to help them carry out the post.

A job description can be obtained by emailing janice.pallett46@gmail.com. The Job Description/Person Specification can also be viewed on the Council Website at www.castlegresleyparishcouncil.co.uk

Working arrangement: The Clerk will work from home and a laptop and printer will be provided.

Salary: Salary will be at SCP 21 (£10.363 per hour) and the hours of work will be initially set at 8 to 10 hours per week.

Application: Please apply via covering letter and Curriculum Vitae, with the details of two people who can be contacted for references, please state whether, or not, they can be contacted prior to the interview process.
Applications should be returned either by email to janice.pallett46@gmail.com
Or by post to
Councillor Janice Pallet
Chair of Castle Gresley Parish Council
46 Appleby Glade
Castle Gresley
DE11 9EJ
Telephone number 01283 819287

Please mark the envelope "Parish Clerk Vacancy"

Closing Date: The closing date is 31 July 2017 at 5 pm. Interviews will be held in August 2017.


Outline: Ironville Parish Council is seeking a Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer to take overall responsibility for the running of the Parish Council and supervision of one staff member (Parish Lengthsman).
Meetings take place bi-monthly in May, July, September, November, January and March on the second Monday of the month.

The Council comprises 9 Members and manages an allotment site. Several projects underway with Awards for All (one grant approved). The Council is active within the community and has members of the public regularly attending the meetings to report on projects.

Requirements: A willingness to pursue training opportunities desired.

Working arrangement: The Clerk would be working from home with expenses to cover associated costs including internet.

Salary: Salary in accordance with qualifications based on the National Association of Local Councils Scale 21 -24 (£10,467 - £11.31) per hour for 3 hours per week plus overtime when required (additional meetings).

Start date: 1st August 2017

Application: Please apply to Clerk of the Council, 42 Plumptre Road, Aldercar, Derbyshire NG16 4EY or email sheenatrower@hotmail.com or 01773 764202 (answerphone).

Closing date: Closing date for applications 10th July 2017.