Vacancy at Merton Parish Council

Merton Parish Council are looking for an experienced person to support our Parish Council and its five councillors. This is a varied and interesting job with a flexible working regime. The post will be based at your home for 4 hours per week.

SCP 7 at £10.44 per hour will apply depending on experience and qualifications.

Key duties include:

· Advise and support Parish Councillors.

· Arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings of which there are 4 per annum.

· Prepare Agendas and Minutes of meetings.

· Liaise with Borough and County Councillors, other organisations and official bodies as appropriate.

· Manage the Parish Council's finances and prepare the accounts for annual audit.

· Dealing with Parish Council business including correspondence and phone inquiries

· Review annually all Parish Council policies including Standing Orders and Financial Regulations.

· Manage and develop the Parish Council website.

· Maintain both paper and electronic Parish Council files.

· Other duties as determined by the Parish Council.

Applicants should be self-motivated, able to work independently, manage their own workload effectively, and have good organisational and communications skills. The applicant should either have a Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or be advanced in the process of qualifying for CiLCA, with previous relevant experience. A good working knowledge of email, MS WORD and EXCEL is also essential.

For an Application Pack and/or an informal discussion, please contact Jayne Wesley-Smith:

email:; telephone: 01953 881919 or 07850 377678. Closing date 12 March 2021.

01603 857004