Duffield Parish Council

Serving the people of Duffield

Duffield Cemetery Lodge

Assistant Clerk: Jackie Clements
Cemetery Lodge, 43 Hazelwood
Road, Duffield, Belper
Derbyshire DE56 4DQ

Parish Council Vacancies

Following the untimely death of our Parish Clerk Jane Terry, a vacancy for a new Parish Clerk has become available.

Duffield Parish Council needs a driven and enthusiastic Parish Clerk. Working from the Parish Council's offices at Cemetery Lodge, Hazelwood Road, Duffield the Clerk will be responsible for achieving the vision of the Council.

Duffield Parish Council is responsible for maintaining the village Cemetery, Eyes Meadow and Gray's Recreation Ground. The Council is committed to improving the lives of the residents of the Parish and is working toward achieving the aims and targets in the Duffield Village Action Plan.

The Clerk is the Proper Officer to the Parish Council. The Clerk's responsibilities include producing agendas and minutes for all Council meetings and committees, liaising with outside bodies, actioning the Council's decisions, supervision of and liaison with the Council's Responsible Financial Officer, managing staff and organising events.

The Clerk is responsible for the management of five staff (Assistant Clerk, Responsible Financial Officer, Administration Assistant, Village Warden and Grounds Worker).

The Clerk will be required to work 20 hours a week from the Parish Office (part of the hours could be worked remotely to be agreed with the Council). These hours include attending the Council's evening meetings (1- 2 per month on average, usually held 7pm Wednesdays).

The ideal candidate would:

• be familiar with local government law, procedures and finance

• Have some previous Clerking or local government administration experience

• hold or be willing to work towards achieving the relevant qualifications (CiLCA)

• have good organisational and interpersonal skills.

Essential training will be provided as appropriate and remuneration will be based on experience, but within the LC2 substantive benchmark range NALC/new SCP range 24-28 (currently £15.16-£17.05 per hour).

A good knowledge of the parish of Duffield and surrounding area would be an advantage.

Closing Date: 4pm Thursday 13th October 2022

Shortlisting 18th October 2022 and Interview Dates Monday 24th – 27th October 2022

To apply, please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification and complete the application form below, send your application by email, also attaching a CV and covering letter, to Jackie Clements, assistantclerk@duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk

If you have any questions about the role please contact Roger Harrison, Parish Council Chairman at r.harrison@duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk .