Aldborough & Thurgarton Parish Council

27 January 2022


Aldborough & Thurgarton Parish Council

Aldborough & Thurgarton Parish Council in North Norfolk is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to fill the role of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to the Council. Immediate start or by arrangement. The position is home-based for five hours per week. A laptop is provided.

Salary to be agreed, depending on qualifications and experience, within the National Joint Council for Local Government Service's pay scale (range LC1 SCP 7 -12, currently £10.44 - £11.53 per hour (one extra point for CiLCA qualification) (increase back-dated to 1 April 2021 is anticipated).

CiLCA qualification is preferred, but applications are welcome from those without formal qualifications.

A good standard of computer literacy and general administrative experience is necessary, as well as a sense of community engagement. Duties will include:

  • Arranging, publicising and attending six Council meeting per year, currently on the first Monday of the month bi-monthly in January, March, May, July, September, November, plus occasional meetings and the Annual Parish Meeting

  • Preparing and publishing agendas, meeting documentation and writing minutes

  • Updating the Parish Council website

  • Acting as the Responsible Financial Officer.  Manage the Council's finances including preparing the budget, payment of invoices, reclaiming VAT, claiming waste credits and preparing and submitting internal audit documents and end of year accounts

  • Acting as Data Protection Officer with an understanding of Data Protection Regulations and Freedom of Information

  • Managing HMRC PAYE (Basic Tools) and complying  with Pension Regulator requirements

  • Maintaining Council files and records

  • Managing Council assets, including maintenance and insurance

  • Dealing with correspondence, including liaising with District & County Councils, local organisations and the public

  • Monitoring and updating the Council on relevant planning applications and responding where required

  • Implement the Parish Council’s decisions

  • Ensuring current legislation and procedures are adhered to and updating Council policies and processes.

For further information and to apply please contact the Clerk, Sarah Hayden – telephone 01263 570223 or