Vacancy at Hempstead Parish Council

Hempstead Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to fill the role of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Arrange, publicise and attend bi-monthly Parish Council meetings (held on the first Monday of the month January, March, May, July, September and November) and one Annual Parish Meeting including preparation of agendas and taking minutes of the meetings

  • Attend to administrative tasks including maintaining paper and electronic files and the Parish Council website, annual review of all parish policies, dealing with correspondence and enquiries, and overseeing the maintenance of parish council assets

  • Manage and report the Parish Council's finances and prepare the accounts for annual audit

  • Advise and support seven Councillors

  • Liaise with District and County Councillors (and other organisations as needed)

Local Government experience and holding the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is desirable but not essential.  Support and training will be offered.  The post is for 3 hours a week and is based from home, with meetings normally taking place at the Village Hall.

The salary will be paid in accordance with experience and in line with the National Joint Council Salary Scale rates and will range from SCP 14 (currently £12.00/hour) - SCP 16 (currently £12.48/hour).

The Council would be particularly pleased to hear from any candidates who are looking to add to an existing portfolio of Councils, or who are interested in this role in conjunction with other roles being offered locally in Field Dalling and Stiffkey.

For further information on the role please contact Parish Council Chairman Paul Sanders on 01263 712800.  The job description is available at

To apply, send your CV and covering letter of application to or post to Jubilee Farm, Fleggburgh Road, Rollesby, Norfolk NR29 5HH.

Applications close at midday Friday 19th February 2021. Interviews will be held in early March and are likely to be conducted remotely via Zoom, or by implementing social distancing measures according to government guidelines at the time.  Any candidate requiring special circumstances for an interview (for example shielding, so remote interview only) should make this known at the time of their application.  This will not affect the assessment of any candidate, but is to ensure the Council can put appropriate measures in place.

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