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Clerk & RFO Vacancy

Holbrook Parish Council currently have a vacancy for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

Hours: 12 hours per week, flexible working pattern to be agreed. Attendance at evening meetings will be required.

Salary will be in accordance with NJC salary scales starting at pay point Scale 4 SCP 11 (£21,166 pro rata).

Holbrook Parish Council is seeking an enthusiastic and suitably experienced person to work as its Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer from 1st September 2020.

This is an interesting and varied home-based role working with the Council to provide a service to the thriving and active community of Holbrook. The role involves advising and working with Councillors, supporting Council meetings and implementing Council decisions.

You will have administrative experience, possibly within the public sector. Ideally you will have a local council background including the CiLCA qualification or be willing to undertake this within a reasonable time frame of the appointment.

You must be computer literate, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel. The Clerk also maintains the village website. You should have a working knowledge of accounting procedures.

You will be required to provide a suitable home working environment including the storage of a two-drawer filing cabinet and other archives. Computer equipment will be provided.

The successful applicant will be offered training to support this important role.

Attached are the job description and person specification

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the current Clerk, Mrs Linda Goodyear, by email holbrookparishclerk@outlook.com or on 07999 583017. Alternatively contact the Chairman, Mr John Ambrose, on 01473 328815.

To apply, please complete the application form with an explanation of how you meet the requirements of the person specification and job description. Shortlisting will be based solely on the criteria set out in the person specification. CVs sent with no other details will not be considered. 

The deadline for applications is the 22nd July and interviews will be held on the evening of Wednesday 6th August 2020.  Applications may be made by email to holbrookparishclerk@outlook.com or by post to Holbrook Parish Council, 12 Roundwood Road, Ipswich, IP4 4LX marked 'private and confidential'.