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Grimston Parish Council Vacancy

5 September 2023


Grimston Parish Council Vacancy

Grimston Parish Council in West Norfolk comprises of the villages of Grimston and Pott Row with just under 2000 residents.

Part time  - 17 hours a week, flexible home working by arrangement

Salary scale (SCP 16-19) with pension,  dependant on experience and qualifications

As Parish Clerk you will be home based, but work closely with parish councillors, using your knowledge and expertise to help develop and maintain the services we have to offer our Community. You will ensure that all legal, statutory, financial, and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed, all Council meetings are properly administered, and decisions effectively implemented.

Suitably qualified (ideally with or be willing to obtain CiLCA – the Certificate in Local Council Administration), motivated and community focused, you will bring your administrative, financial and organisational skills to the role. The ability to communicate well  is essential.

We offer excellent nationally based terms and conditions of employment for this post which will involve working evenings, attending 11 Parish Council meetings a year plus additional Committee meetings as required.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Organising and attending council meetings, preparing agendas, and writing minutes

  • Maintaining the Council’s website and Facebook page

  • Maintaining/updating files and documents

  • Implementing Council decisions

  • Attending promptly to all correspondence including letters and emails

  • Act as the responsible Financial Officer, manage and report on the Parish

Council’s finances, including HMRC PAYE, annual budget preparation, payment of invoices and reclaiming VAT

  • Preparing end of year accounts liaising with both internal and external auditors

  • Source, apply for and monitor grants or external funding

  • Recording and circulating planning applications to the Council

  • Liaising with Borough and County Council and respective Ward Members

  • Management of Village Greens, War Memorial, Clock Tower and street furniture

Please send your CV detailing work experience as well as the qualities and skills you would bring to the job to the Parish Council Chairman c/o

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 25th October with interviews taking place shortly afterwards.

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