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29 November 2023



West Winch is situated in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough and has a population of around 2800. 

The council has eleven councillors who meet every third Tuesday evening of the calendar month except for August and December with the occasional emergency meeting.

The Parish Council is seeking a new Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer due to the retirement of the present Clerk. 

The paid post is for an average of 11 hours per week, which includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings.

The post is home based, with flexible hours, with the exception of council meetings, and the salary will be in accordance with National Joint Council for Local Government Services National Pay Scales and dependent on qualifications and experience.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person with good interpersonal, verbal, written and IT skills. Ideally, we are looking for someone with relevant experience, training is available. (It takes about a year to achieve the CiLCA qualification)

The main tasks will include:

  • To arrange and attend Parish Council meetings, including the Annual Parish meeting

  • To prepare agendas and minute the above-mentioned meetings

  • To update and maintain the parish website and Facebook page

  • To liaise with district and county councillors, other organisations, official bodies and members of the public as required

  • To keep Councillors informed of any relevant correspondence received between meetings

  • To respond to emails and other correspondence in a speedy and efficient manner

  • To manage the Parish Council finances, prepare accounts for internal and external audit and produce an annual budget

  • To liaise with the external payroll provider.

  • To ensure the Council is complying with relevant regulations and legislation and advise Councillors of any changes

  • To attend ad hoc meetings

  • To carry out any other duties as directed by the Council

Please email: with the subject 'Parish Clerk Vacancy' for an application pack.

Closing date: Friday 15th December 2023

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