Clerk Vacancy

SCP 18-23, £25,419 – £28,226 (pro rata per annum). Part-time (10 hours per week, flexible) Monday to Friday, plus attendance at Parish Council meetings

Due to the resignation of our Clerk we are now seeking a highly organised and dedicated individual with excellent administration skills to undertake this key role.

You will be responsible for ensuring that lawful instructions of the Parish Council in connection with its function as a Council are carried out and to act as the main point of contact.  Duties will involve the day-to-day administration including the receipt and dissemination of correspondence and documents, preparation of agendas and minutes and responsibility for the management of policies.

You will need to be enthusiastic, flexible and community-focused with a hands-on style. Sound inter-personal and IT skills (Microsoft Suite) and social media experience are required in order to work successfully with Councillors, external organisations, stakeholders and community groups.

You will have experience of working in an administrative or similar role. Any relevant qualifications (e.g. GDPR, Health and Safety, safeguarding etc.) would be advantageous. You will either possess or be willing to obtain the Certificate in Local Council Administration qualification (CiLCA) within 18-24 months. Evening meeting attendance is required at least once a month. A knowledge of the Parish or a strong desire to contribute to our wonderful community would be beneficial. This is a home-based role and applicants from the local area would be encouraged.

Datchworth Parish Council is a dynamic, forward-thinking, and proactive Council at the centre of a local community. We offer excellent terms and conditions of employment including a Pension Scheme. For a full recruitment pack and application form, please contact the Chair on 07733 237659 or email:-

Datchworth Parish Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date: Friday 29th April 2022.