Recruitment of an Assistant Clerk (ongoing)


2024_Hathersage Parish Council_Assistant Clerk Vacancy_Application Form

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2024_Assistant Clerk_Hathersage Parish Council_Job Description

2024_Assistant Clerk_Hathersage Parish Council_Person Specification

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Hours are a minimum of eight per week (there is some latitude to increase those hours)  including attendance at evening meetings (generally held on Tuesday evenings). As well as attendance at the monthly full Parish Council meeting (first Tuesday of the month) you will support at least one other regular monthly committee meeting. Other meetings are convened as/when needed including the occasional daytime meeting.
You should generally expect to work your hours across at least a couple days a week in order to be able to respond to and follow-up on queries. Other than attendance at meetings you will mainly work from home and a laptop is provided. The Assistant Clerk will also deputise for the Clerk when the Clerk is on leave.

The role is a mix of governance/administration/clerical work and some co-ordination of maintenance and repairs. The Parish Council owns and manages Hathersage Swimming Pool; there will be regular liaison with pool management.

Salary is based on the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) pay scales – point 10 of the LC1 substantive range – salary is £8,174.00 per annum based on working 12 hours per week (0.32 FTE).

Good administrative, communication and interpersonal skills, along with a flexible and ‘can do’ approach, are essential
. A reasonable level of IT skills is necessary including being able to post on and update the Parish Council website and post on community Facebook pages. Some knowledge of Parish Council / local government work would be an advantage, although training and guidance will be given. DUTIES include:


  • Producing, publishing and circulating meeting agendas.
  • Note taking at meetings; producing and publishing minutes; following up on actions.
  • Researching issues and advising Councillors, including producing reports.
  • Posting on and updating the Council website; posting news, notices and updates on community social media.
  • Responding to email enquiries, and correspondence; and drafting formal correspondence.

Co-ordination of maintenance and repairs

  • Internal liaison with the Clerk and with Swimming Pool Managers
  • Liaison with the District and County Councils – Councillors and Officers
  • Liaison with contractors and traders