1. Skip to content

Job Vacancies

SALC helps local councils to recruit staff by:

  • Providing recruitment and other personnel advice and information (desktop advice is normally free).
  • Advertising local council vacancies (for free to members) on this website and in SALC's magazine The Local Councillor.
  • Supporting the recruitment process from drawing up job descriptions and advertising to participating on interview panels. We charge a fee for these services. Contact SALC for details.

SALC members can access this support by phone or email. Non-members can contact SALC for membership information. internal link to the contacts page

You can also advertise your vacancies on Suffolk's public sector recruitment website Suffolk Jobs Direct. Please contact Jobs Direct for further information.

BABERGH

CHATTISHAM & HINTLESHAM and BURSTALL

PARISH CLERK

Chattisham & Hintlesham and Burstall Parish Council both wish to appoint a Parish Clerk to support their Parish Councils to undertake the administration of the Councils work. The duties would include preparing AGENDAS, RECORDING MINUTES, KEEPING FINANCIAL RECORDS, BUDGET MONITORING AND ORGANISING THE COUNCILS DAY TO DAY ADMINISTRATION.

The applicant must have good organisational, numeracy, communication and IT Skills. Knowledge of Local Government procedure would be an advantage.

The appointed person will be expected to maintain confidentiality of information in an independent objective and professional manner.

The successful candidate could receive training from the outgoing clerk to attain the necessary skills. Training can also be made available from SALC

The job is part-time, for both Parishes, requiring approximately 20 hours per month in total Chattisham & Hintlesham generally have 11 meetings per year and 2 Annual Parish Meetings. Burstall have 6 meetings per year, which includes the AGM/APM. All meetings are held in the evenings.

A full Job Description, is available from the Parish Clerk, Mrs Samantha Barber, email

Salary will be in accordance with National Salary Scales dependent on skills and ability. Additional information can be sought from the Parish Clerk.

Applications should be made by sending a CV and covering letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of the post, to the present Clerk Mrs Samantha Barber, 37 Bentley Lane, Belstead Village, Ipswich, IP8 3LX. NO LATER than 30th December 2017. Interviews will be held during January 2018.

Alpheton

The Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and, working from home, is responsible for preparing agendas, recording minutes, keeping financial records, budget monitoring, data protection, and organising the council's day-to-day administration. The applicant must have good organisational, communication and IT skills.

The Clerk is required to attend six evening parish council meetings per year (normally the first Tuesday of the month), plus an Annual Parish Meeting and such other council meetings as may be decided.

Hours: 16 hours a month. Training will be offered to support this role.

Salary: National Scale dependent on experience.

For more information please contact chairman Ken Watkins email

Chelmondiston

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

For 1st November 2017
Part-time (12-15 hours per week)
Salary will be in accordance with NJC salary scales starting at pay point LC1 SCP 21 (£10.467ph) based on level of experience and qualifications.
If you have a genuine interest in helping our Parish Council develop and deliver timely, quality and innovative services to the local community this post is ideal.
You will ensure that all legal, statutory, financial and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed, all Council meetings are properly administered and decisions effectively implemented whilst developing healthy working partnerships with key local and regional bodies.
Suitably qualified (willing to attend training courses with a view to obtaining CiLCA), highly motivated, enthusiastic and community focused, you will bring sound leadership, management, administrative, communication, IT, financial and organisational skills and be flexible in approach and able to meet deadlines.
We offer excellent nationally based terms and conditions of employment for this part time post with an additional allowance for home working. A flexible working pattern can be agreed. Attendance at evening meetings will be required.
For further information about the parish and the Parish Council please look at the website.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the current Clerk, Mrs Fran Sewell by email
Applications may be made by email or by post to Chelmondiston Parish Council, Houseboat Pandora, Pin Mill, Chelmondiston, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP9 1JW [marked Private & Confidential]

Monks Eleigh

Parish Clerk

The successful applicant will be responsible for the administration of the Parish Council

The Parish Clerk will be offered training to support this role and must be able to attend evening meetings of the Parish Council

Salary:In line with local government pay scales and based on level of experience and qualifications.

Hours: 8 per week.Must be available to attend out of hours meetings on a bi-monthly basis on a Monday evening. There may be the need to attend additional meetings of the Parish Council, as and when required.

For further information contact:

Name : Mrs Jacqueline Clarke, Chairman of the Parish Council or Miss Nicola Smith, Clerk to the Parish Council

Tel no/email : Chairman: 07771 750478 / email or Nicola Smith 07817 170906 / email

Holbrook

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 LC1 SCP 21 (£10.47ph). Due for review October 2017.

Holbrook Parish Council is seeking an enthusiastic and suitably experienced person to work as its Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer from 1st November 2017.

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 (knowledge of HTML not required). 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 may be provided.

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

Useful information, including copies of the job description and person specification, can be found on the village website www.holbrook.onesuffolk.net For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the current Clerk, Mrs Ferial Rolfe, by email holbrookparishclerk@outlook.com or on 07999 583017. Alternatively contact the Chairman, Mr John Ambrose, on 01473 328815.

To apply, please send a covering letter and an explanation of how you meet the requirements of the person specification. 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 5pm 29th September 2017 and interviews will be held on the evening of 11th October 2017.

Applications may be made by email or by post to Holbrook Parish Council, 27 Denmark Gardens, Holbrook IP9 2BG marked 'private and confidential'

Little Waldingfield

Parish Clerk

There will be a vacancy when the current clerk retires later in the year. The successful applicant will be responsible for the administration of the parish council

The Parish Clerk will be offered training to support this role and must be able to attend evening meetings of the parish council

Salary : Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Hours : 4 hours per week (currently under review)

For further information contact:

Name : Andy Sheppard (Chairman)

Tel no/email : 01787 247980

Deadline: September 2017

FOREST HEATH

Currently no vacancies

MID SUFFOLK

CLAYDON & WHITTON
Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Hours: 22 hours per week
Salary: £10,638 - £12,285 per annum

Applications are invited for the post of Parish Clerk and responsible Finance Officer
to be responsible for all the administration and finance functions of the Council.

Applicants must have good organisational, communication and IT skills. Previous
experience in local government administration and/or finance would be an
advantage, as would possession of the Certificate in Local Council Administration
(CiLCA), but are not essential as a period of training with the existing post holder is
envisaged from 1s t April 2018. The successful candidate would be encouraged to
pursue the CiLCA qualification with financial support from the Council.

The successful applicant will be required to work from home and provide a suitable
working environment to allow the safe storage of IT and other office equipment
including a filing cabinet. Although working time is flexible, as part of their duties,
the Parish Clerk is required to attend bi-monthly full Parish Council meetings,
quarterly evening Finance Committee meetings, evening Planning and Amenity
Committee meetings as required, and other ad hoc council/committee meetings as
necessary. A working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word and preferably Excel
is required.

The Council will pay a contribution towards expenses incurred in the use of the
clerk's home and/or IT equipment. All travelling expenses relating to the duties of
the post will be reimbursed.

The successful applicant will be required to commence full duties on 1 July 2018.
Commencing salary will be paid according to qualifications and experience.

Full job description and application forms can be obtained from Suzanne Eagle,
Clerk to Claydon & Whitton Rural Parish Council, telephone: 01473 687384
(answer machine available), e-mail or write to 7 Leicester Close, Ipswich, IP2 9EX.

Barking

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

The Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and, working from home, is responsible for preparing agendas, recording minutes, keeping financial records, budget monitoring, data protection, web-site maintenance and organising the council's day-to-day administration.

If you have a genuine interest in helping our Parish Council develop and deliver timely, quality and innovative services to the local community this post is ideal.

The applicant must have good organisational, communication and IT skills.

The Clerk is required to attend six evening parish council meetings per year (normally the third Thursday of the month), plus an Annual Parish Meeting and such other council meetings as may be decided.

Hours: 6 hours per week. Training will be offered to support this role by SALC.

Salary: Salary will be in accordance with National Salary Scales dependent on experience and qualification.

Applications are required, in writing, or by email, by 11th December 2017 and interviews will be held in December/January 2018.

For more information please contact chairman Alex Smith on 01473 658133 or email

ST EDMUNDSBURY

VACANCY CLARE TOWN COUNCIL

TOWN CLERK

Do you enjoy dealing with the public and local organisations?

Are you self-motivated with excellent communication, organisational and IT skills?

Are you looking for a part-time job?

Minimum 15 hours per week over 3 days

plus evening meetings.

For more details and an application pack

please contact

Claire Ebeling by email or call 01787 277559

SUFFOLK COASTAL

FRAMLINGHAM
DEPUTY TOWN CLERK
Candidates are invited to apply for the position of Deputy Town Clerk

  • To work alongside, report to and deputise for the Town Clerk in her absence and within that role to act as Proper Officer of the Council.
  • To be aware of and advise the Council regarding the laws governing the activities and responsibilities of the Council and its Councillors.
  • To work as part of a team of administrative staff, providing efficient and effective administrative services to the Town Clerk and the Town Council.

This is initially a part time post and the working hours will be flexible to include regular
evening meetings and other events, to a maximum of 20 hours per week.

For a Person Specification and Job Description please contact:
The Town Clerk, The Old Court House, Bridge Street, Framlingham IP13 9AJ
or email or visit the town council website www.framlingham.com

Closing Date for completed applications: 18th December 2017

WAVENEY

LOWESTOFT TOWN COUNCIL

Lowestoft Town Council is seeking staff to work with the Town Clerk in a team delivering ambitious objectives.

The right candidates will enjoy this rare and rewarding opportunity to join a new council and make a difference.

Deputy Clerk

Full Time £30,785 - £33,437 p.a

Supports the Town Clerk and helps deliver key areas of work, including projects, planning and policies. Interview date: 7 December 2017

Facilities Manager

Full Time £30,785 - £33,437 p.a

Looks after the Council's assets and contracts, including health and safety responsibilities. Interview date: 8 December 2017

Committee Clerk and Customer Services Assistant

Full Time £21,268 - £22,658 p.a

Supports the Council's meetings and is a first port of call for the Council's service to the public. Interview date: 11 December 2017

Finance Officer

Part Time (three days a week) £23,398 - £25,951 p.a pro-rata

Delivers strong financial management to ensure the Council efficiently administers its income and expenditure and complies with local council

Financial proper practises. Interview date: 12 December 2017

Further details and an application form are available from the SALC office admin@salc.org.uk or call 01473 833713 to book a telephone appointment

If you wish to have an information discussion with the Lowestoft Town Clerk about any of the roles.

Blyford & Sotherton

Parish Clerk

The successful candidate will be required to prepare agendas, attend and minute meetings, maintain financial records, deal with correspondence and publish information on the parish council website.

All meetings are in the evening.

The Council meets every 2 months on a Monday evening however there may be the occasional meetings held in between.

The successful candidate will be expected to work from home, with a small financial remuneration towards costs incurred.

Hours: are flexible, approx. 12-15hrs per month

The post-holder must have good computer skills (including Microsoft Office) together with business and financial awareness.

Salary: NJC Scale LC1 SCP15-21 - £8.72 to £9.12 per hour, dependent upon experience.

Closing Date: 15th November 2017

To apply please send your CV to Alison Cackett 01986 874442 email or contact her for further information

Holton

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Salary: NJC scales starting point LC1 SCP 16 (£9.05 p/h) based experience/qualifications.

Hours: equivalent of 8 hrs p/wk, flexible, attendance 6-10 evening meetings p/a, working from home. Expectation to attend training, with authorised travel expenses.

The position requires; a highly organised, motivated and flexible person interested in community issues. A working knowledge of IT systems, bookkeeping and strong administration skills is required along with a willingness to attend training events.

Overview: To ensuring the Parish Council's legal, statutory, financial and governing are fulfilled, managed and administered. To prepare Agendas, undertake minutes, produce financial records, deal with correspondence and invoices, maintain website.

Application by covering letter outlining your suitability and experience to the Clerk Holton Parish Council email Closing date 25th October 2017

OUTSIDE OF SUFFOLK