Job Opportunity!

Published: 09 July 2020

The Council is inviting applications for the post of Clerk and Responsible Officer.  This is a part-time post of 60 hours per month. The Clerk works mainly from home, with flexible hours of work except for attendance at Council meetings (held on the first Tuesday of each calendar month), occasional committee meetings and informal meetings in the parish on council business. Office equipment is provided and there is a tax-free ‘working at home’ allowance of £6 per week.

Duties include managing the Council’s administration and the services it provides for parishioners, liaising with Harrogate Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council, servicing council meetings, advising councillors, undertaking research and fulfilling the statutory role of Responsible Financial Officer. In addition the Clerk writes two newsletters per year and manages the Council’s social media accounts and website. Other duties are to provide support to the Mayor, managing the diary, organising the Civic Service and Reception, administration of the Mayor’s Charity Fund and organising any fundraising events.

Salary: National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) payscales, points 29-32 (currently £16.65 to £18.08 per hour). Prior relevant experience is an advantage but training in all aspects of local government administration can be provided.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 29 July 2020 and successful candidates will be invited for interview on the evening of Monday 03 August 2020.  You can download the supporting documentation here:  Application FormJob DescriptionPerson Specification. If you have any queries, please email or telephone the current Clerk, Sarah Adamson, on 07751 571 374.  Start Date: 01 October 2020