Barton Turf and Irstead Parish Council Vacancy

14 September 2022


Barton Turf and Irstead Parish Council Vacancy

Barton Turf and Irstead Parish Council is looking for an efficient administrator to support the work of the Parish Council. This is a varied and interesting role with a flexible working regime. The post is based at home and there is some assistance towards home office costs. The Parish is served by seven councillors and comprises two attractive small rural Broadland villages in North Norfolk.

Whilst previous experience of, and qualifications in, local council work would be an advantage, it is not essential. You must be financially and IT literate with excellent organisational and communication skills and have a working knowledge of MS Office. Applicants should be approachable, self-motivated and able to work independently.

Annexed with this role, is the need to also carry out similar duties for the meetings and finances of Barton Turf Community Charity which administers some of the Parish Council’s assets.

Main duties:

  • To arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council Meetings (approx. 10 per annum) and Charity Meetings (6 per annum). Meetings are held in the evening.

  • To prepare the agenda for meetings in consultation with the Chairperson and prepare Minutes for approval.

  • To manage and report on the Parish Council’s finances including preparing the annual budget, processing payments, reclaiming VAT, arranging insurance and preparing the accounts for annual audit.

  • To attend to administrative tasks relating to the work of the Council and bring matters to the attention of the Council as necessary.

  • To review all Parish Council policies including Standing Orders and Financial Regulations on an annual basis.

  • To manage the Parish Council website and other public information forums e.g Facebook.

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

  • To issue correspondence as a result of instructions or the known policy of the Council.

  • To maintain the Parish Council files and records both paper and electronic.

  • To advise Councillors on all legal matters.

  • To act as Data Protection Officer.

  • To liaise with District and County Councillors and other organisations as necessary.

The post is for 6 hours per week and the salary will be paid in accordance with experience and qualifications in line with National Joint Council rates in the range from SCP 5 – 14 currently £10.21 – £12.21 per hour.

For further information contact Helen McFadyen on 01692 630150.

To apply, please email your CV and a supporting statement of no more than one side of A4 to by 12 noon on Monday 31 October 2022.