Great Ringstead Parish Council

Great Ringstead Parish Council

Ringstead Parish Council is a small parish within King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council. The Council has 7 Councillors. The Council are seeking to appoint a person with administrative experience to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. The position is available from 1st July 2022. A full hand over with the current clerk is available along with ongoing training as required.

The position is flexible and home-based for 40 hours per month, with attendance at monthly meetings. A laptop and printer are provided. Salary and conditions will be based on the NJC model. Salary will be within the scale SCP 13 – 17 (£11.97 - £12.95 per hour) depending on qualifications and experience.

Administrative and financial experience would be an advantage. CiLCA qualified clerks are welcomed. You must have excellent organisational and communication skills alongside a working knowledge of using Microsoft office. The role requires the applicant to be self-motivated, to manage their workload appropriately in line with Council deadlines and to work independently.

Main duties include:

  • arranging, publicising and attending 11 monthly Council meetings per year (everymonth except August). Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm, at Ringstead Village Hall;

  • preparing agendas, documentation for meetings, and writing minutes;

  • implementing  the Council's decisions;

  • acting as the Responsible Financial Officer including managing the Council’s  finances, including preparing the annual budget, payment of invoices,  reclaiming VAT, arranging insurance, completing end of year accounts and  the annual audit process;

  • managing HMRC PAYE (Basic Tools) for the payment of salaries;

  • maintaining  Council files and records;

  • monitoring  and advising on local planning applications and communicating decisions;

  • attending  to correspondence on a day-to-day basis, including liaising with District  and County Councils, local organisations and the public as required;

  • managing and updating the Council website and notice board;

  • managing Council assets and arranging maintenance where appropriate;

  • ensuring  current legislation and procedures are adhered to by informing and  advising the Council and updating Council policies, processes and risk      assessments;

  • acting  as the Data Protection Officer for the Council;

  • monitoring  and updating the Council's key operating documents such as standing orders, code of conduct, GDPR etc and develop and produce policies as      necessary

  • attending training as required.

For further information on the Council please see the website or contact the Clerk via the email below:

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter via email to:

Posted: 15/6/22