Vacancy at Swannington with Alderford & Lt Witchingham PC

Tuesday, 31 August 2021


Vacancy at Swannington with Alderford & Lt Witchingham PC

Swannington with Alderford & Lt Witchingham (SALW) Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person for the role of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer.

The vacancy is for approximately 260 hours per annum (averaging 5 hours per week). The position is home based with attendance at all Parish Council Meetings which are usually held in St Margaret’s Church, Swannington, on the third Wednesday of every alternate month (odd months). 

Candidates must have access to the internet (a laptop will be provided) and be computer literate in order to prepare documents, spreadsheets and maintain the council’s website.

The overall responsibilities will be aligned to the Proper Officer of the Council and its statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority’s Proper Officer. The Clerk will also be the Responsible Financial Officer for the purposes of the Accounts & Audit Regulations and will be responsible for all the finances and financial records in accordance with the Financial Regulations of the Council.

Local Government experience and ideally holding, or be working towards, the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is desirable but not essential. Support and training will be offered and candidates should be willing to undertake the necessary training. Previous experience in a similar role together with good local knowledge would be considered advantageous.

Conditions of Employment and Remuneration will be based on models drawn up by the National Association of Local Councils & the Society of Local Council Clerks. The salary offered will be dependent on qualifications and experience, but will be within the current Local Government pay scales at a starting salary between £10.44 & £11.53 per hour.

If you have excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to develop effective working relationships with a variety of organisations, then the Council would like to hear from you.

Additional information and applications should be made to the Chairman of the Council Mrs Sue Darling at

Closing date for applications is 13th September 2021.