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12 December 2023



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

Main duties include:

  • arranging, publicising, and attending 11 monthly Council meetings per year (every month except August).  Meetings are on the First Thursday of the month at 7pm in the Jubilee Village Hall, Gayton;

  • preparing agendas, documentation for meetings, writing minutes and monthly Council      reports for the Parish Magazine;

  • implementing the Council's decisions;

  • acting as the Responsible Financial Officer including managing the Council's finances, including preparing the annual budget, payment of invoices, reclaiming VAT, arranging insurance, completing end of year accounts and the annual audit process;

  • maintaining Council files and records and use of an accessible cloud storage system;

  • monitoring and advising on local planning applications and communicating decisions;

  • attending to correspondence on a day-to-day basis, including regular liaison with Borough and County Councils, local organisations, the Parish Council and  the public as required;

  • managing and updating the Council website, social media and noticeboards;

  • managing Council assets, asset register and arranging maintenance, where appropriate.

  • ensuring  current legislation and procedures are adhered to by informing and  advising the Council and updating Council policies, processes and risk assessments;

  • acting  as the Data Protection Officer for the Council;

  • monitoring  and updating the Council's key operating documents such as standing orders, code of conduct, GDPR etc, developing and producing policies, as  necessary;

  • attending  training, as required.

Local Government experience and holding the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is desirable but not essential. Support and training will be offered by Norfolk Parish Training Support.  The post is for 8 hours a week and home based.  A laptop and dedicated mobile phone will be made available and there is a working from home allowance to be agreed.

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 16 (currently £14.70/hour) - SCP 17 (currently £14.95/hour).

For further information on the role please contact the current clerk, Sarah Watts on 07378408078 or

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter of application to:

Applications close at midday on Friday 22nd December 2023 and interviews will be organised from the first week of January.  

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive suitable applications before the closing date.

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