Officer Vacancy - Deputy Clerk

Role: Deputy Clerk
Hours: 24 hours rising to Full time
Salary Scale: £28 672 – £31 346 pro rata
Location: Hughenden Parish, Buckinghamshire

Hughenden Parish is set in the heart of the Chilterns, with over 9000 residents across 8 villages. The Council was an early adopter of devolved services and has direct responsibility for two playgrounds, open spaces, woodland, eight allotment sites and a garden of rest.  We are seeking to appoint a Deputy Clerk who can be proactive, innovative and effective  to join this small and ambitious team. The successful candidate will be working at the heart of the Parish Council and will be supporting, working with and deputising for the Parish Clerk as well as enjoying specific responsibility for the delivery of parishioner facing services.

The postholder will ideally have previous experience of local government, Allotment management and Burial Ground administration. You may already be a practicing Clerk or Deputy Clerk looking for a more challenging role and your experience will support the Council as we work on achieving the various stages within the Local Council Award Scheme.  The Council is committed to training and will develop a training program to support the successful candidate. Additionally, support will be provided for the postholder to undertake a Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) within 18 months of commencing employment with the Council.

The role is currently 24 hours per week and likely to rise quickly to full time – 37 hours per week. There will be some evening and occasional weekend work for which time off in lieu will be agreed.

The parish council will appoint within the LC2 NJC Substantive Scale( £28 672 – £31 346 pro rata) commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience. The parish council offers 21 days leave per year, plus two extra statutory days and bank holidays and is a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme. Employees will be auto enrolled into the scheme after three months’ service. Post pandemic, the postholder will be based in the parish council offices in Great Kingshill.

Applications are invited by completing the application form available on the Parish Council or by clicking the links below,
website: www.hughendenparishcouncil.org.uk which should be sent to the Parish Clerk, Mrs Melinda Woof to clerk@hughendenpc.org.uk.Prospective candidates are welcome to call (Tel: 07739 464691) to discuss the post or seek additional information, including the job description and person specification, prior to submitting an application.  Closing date for applications is Friday 22nd April 2021 at noon.  It may be necessary to conduct interviews via Zoom unless government guidelines are changed.

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