Assistant Clerk - Vacancy

Meopham Parish Council is seeking to recruit an Assistant Clerk.

This is an exciting opportunity for a community minded and motivated individual, to undertake this interesting and varied post in assisting and deputising for the Parish Clerk in supporting a very active parish council. Meopham is the longest village in England and is a large rural parish with a population of approximately 7000, situated within the Gravesham area of Kent. The Assistant Clerk in conjunction with the Clerk will support the efficient delivery of the council’s services and maintenance of it’s facilities. The council has four standing committees reporting into it and is responsible for the management of various assets in the parish.

We are seeking an Assistant Clerk who is enthusiastic and flexible, with excellent interpersonal, administrative and IT skills and who can help ensure that all key legal, financial and other governance requirements are met. The successful applicant will be willing to give a commitment to obtain, the Certificate in Local Council Administration within three years. Previous local government experience is not essential although would be advantageous.

This is a part-time role working partly from home and partly in the Parish Office, currently located at Meopham Windmill, working for 30 hours per week. The role will include attendance at a number of evening and daytime meetings in Meopham therefore flexibility on the number of hours worked each week is essential. Salary: The salary will be set an appropriate position based upon experience and skillset, within the ‘above substantive range’ of the National Joint Council (NJC) LC1 pay scale. This ranges from point 13, £11.76 per hour, to point 17, £12.73 per hour. A backdated increase from April 2021 is pending. Benefits include enrolment in the Kent Pension Scheme.

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How to apply: Please email a covering letter plus a CV to the Parish Clerk; Shaun Fishenden – clerk@meopham.org. The letter should include your period of notice required

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 12th November 2021

Interview Date: Thursday 18th November 2021