A vacancy is expected to arise within Moulton Parish Council (MPC) for the role of Parish Clerk and Proper
Officer. The role reports into the Chair of Moulton Parish Council. The Clerk is employed by the
Council (under section 112 (1) of the Local Government Act 1972) to provide administrative support
for the Council’s activities.
The Clerk’s primary responsibility is to advise MPC on whether its decisions are lawful and to
recommend ways in which decisions can be implemented. To support this, the Clerk will be
expected to research topics of concern to the Council and provide unbiased information to help the
Council to make appropriate choices.
Excellent administration and organisational skills are required as duties include the preparation of
agendas, organising and attending the monthly Parish meeting to take minutes, management
Parish Council sites, line management of the Gardener/Handyperson and other contractors.
The successful applicant will need to demonstrate good communication skills, attention to detail,
tact, diplomacy and confidentiality. The Clerk has responsibility for payments, record keeping and
accounts therefore knowledge of financial processes would be an advantage.
Good IT skills are necessary as the Parish Clerk will be responsible for electronic record keeping,
responding to correspondence as well as production of the Parish Council newsletter, maintenance
of the website and responding to enquiries from the public
The clerk is the often the public face of council so professionalism when addressing members of
the parish is essential as well as the ability to liaise with external suppliers, other local government
councils and businesses.
The council have an ambition to achieve Quality Council status, and the Parish Clerk would
therefore be required works towards achievement of their SLCC qualifications, unless already
Currently the Parish Clerk will initially be home based, and MPC will provide the necessary IT
equipment to work from home. Applicants must note that in the future the role will not be entirely
home working as should a permanent MPC office be established it is expected the parish clerk will
be based from that location. Until then, the registered address of the parish council will be the
Clerk’s home address.
Additional benefits of the role are 20 days annual leave per year, plus bank holidays (pro-rata), and
paid pension contributions.
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit your CV by e-mail to:
CLOSING DATE: Friday 1st July 2022
The council operates a non-discriminatory policy and welcomes applications from all, irrespective
of disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family responsibility, age, race, colour, ethnic
origin, nationality (subject to issue of work permit where required), trade union membership and
activity, political or religious beliefs.
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