Tarporley Parish Council is a very busy and active Council with a number of major projects underway and is looking to appoint a new Clerk:-

The Council has recently completed its Neighbourhood Plan and the Parish attracts a lot of interest from developers which means that the Council handles a large amount of planning applications.

Current major projects include:
• The development of new outdoor sports & recreation facilities.
• A consultation on the introduction of parking restrictions on the High Street.
• Negotiations with CW&C over taking over some street scene functions.

The position of the Clerk is primarily home based, working 20 hours per week providing legal (statutory requirement for parish councils), administrative, financial and managerial support to the Parish Council.

The Parish Council meets on the second Monday of every month with the exception of August and holds various other working group meetings each month (approximately 4 to 6 per month). The Clerk is required to attend council meetings, take minutes and also be the Responsible Financial Office for the Parish Council and deal with daily communications from members of the public.

The candidate should preferably reside in the Tarporley area, be well organised, highly motivated, be a good communicator, have relevant secretarial, office and computer skills, internet access, own transport and be familiar with the production of basic accounts.

The successful candidate must be prepared to take the “Certificate in Local Council Administration” (CiLCA) and pass to enable the Parish Council apply for the Local Council Award Scheme.

The remuneration for this position will be within the National Agreement on Salaries and Conditions of Service of Local Council Clerks in England and Wales criteria. Upon successful completion of the CiLCA you will automatically have a salary increase.

Applicants should send an e-mail with CV and two references, one of which should be your most recent employer (no references will be taken up prior to your permission being given).

The closing date is 19 May 2016.

Please e-mail your application and CV to clerk@tarporley.org.uk

Download a pdf of this vacancy here…   Vacancy for Parish Clerk