Work you like to be a Clerk for a Berkshire parish council?

Tidmarsh with Sulham Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Clerk and RFO from September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The role is home-based, for 28 hours a month to be worked flexibly as required.

Tidmarsh with Sulham Parish Council covers two small parishes with a combined population of about 500 people with an annual budget precept of £9,100. Its main asset is an open space incorporating a play area. The open space is owned by a trust and the Council is the sole corporate trustee.

The Council comprises of six Councillors (five for Tidmarsh, one for Sulham) who meet monthly on the second Wednesday of each month in Tidmarsh Village Hall.

The salary will be negotiated depending upon experience, ILCA or CiLCA qualification and transferable skills. It is expected to be in the range LC1, SCP 13-17, (£11.97 – £12.95 per hour) reviewable annually.

A parish council laptop will be provided. In addition, the Council pays £26 per month as an allowance to cover the expenses of working from home, to cover electricity, heating, lighting, telephone and internet. Mileage to meetings is not paid.

The right candidate will need to have the ability to deal with a range of issues, have excellent finance knowledge, strong interpersonal, communication and administration skills and be able to work independently on normal council business as well as with councillors to progress council projects. The successful candidate will play an integral role in serving the parishioners of Tidmarsh and Sulham, and will be responsible to the parish council as a corporate body.

For an informal conversation please contact the present Clerk, Jennie Currie, by emailing or telephone 01635 580 190.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 21st August 2022

Provisional interview date: Wednesday 24th August 2022

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