Vacancy at West Dereham Parish Council

Monday, 28 June 2021


Vacancy at West Dereham Parish Council

West Dereham Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to fill the role of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer from 5th August 2021.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Arrange, publicise and attend monthly Parish Council meetings (held on the first Thursday of every month, except January) and one Annual Parish Meeting. Duties include the preparation of agendas and taking minutes of the meetings.

  • Attend to administrative tasks including maintaining paper and electronic files, 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.

  • Maintain and update the Parish Council website.

  • Maintain and co-ordinate the links with the District and County Councils that have an impact on the Parish Council.

  • Liaise with District and County Councillors and other organisations.

  • Manage the work of the village handyman and liaise with allotment holders

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 12 hours a week and is based from home, with meetings normally taking place at the West Dereham Village Hall with remote video conferencing by Zoom Government Guidelines re-dictate.

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 13 (currently £11.73/hour) - SCP 17 (currently £12.69/hour).

For further information on the role please contact Parish Council Chair, Nick Drew on 07899 914586 or

To apply, email or send your CV and covering letter of application to Lime House, Lime Kiln Road, West Dereham, Kings Lynn Norfolk PE33 9RT

Applications close at midday on 16th July 2021. Interviews will be held in late July and may 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.