The Council employs three members of staff with different roles. The Clerk is employed full time, all other staff are employed on a part time basis. Other parish work is carried out by contractors.
Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer
The Clerk has a wide range of other responsibilities which are set out in his/her job description. The Clerk must recognise that the Council is responsible for all decisions and that he/she takes instructions from the Council as a body. The Clerk is not answerable to any individual Councillor – not even the Chairman.
The Council must be confident that the Clerk is, at all times, independent, objective and professional.
‘Proper Officer’ is a title used in statute. It refers to the appropriate officer for the relevant function. In Town and Parish Councils, the Proper Officer is normally the Clerk. In financial matters, the Proper Officer is known as the Responsible Financial Officer.
Deputy Clerk and Deputy Responsibile Financial Officer
Garden of Rest Assistant
The GoR Assistant is responsible for ensuring that the Book of Remembrance is correctly opened and that the waiting area is kept in good order.