Vacancies

Guidance notes for potential job applicants

We all know that interviews are a two way process – is the candidate a good fit for the employing council and is the council right for the candidate; there are a few steps of diligence that can be taken by both sides to minimise the risk of an unsuccessful appointment.

For the Council – ensure that the Council has a sound mechanism for appraisal, objective setting and mentoring new employees

For the candidate – make your own enquiries about the Council, drill down in its web site and if possible speak to the outgoing Clerk

At the interview – quite often candidates have no questions for the interview panel, this is the opportunity to satisfy yourself that this is the job for you and ask searching questions such as:

[a] What will you expect the successful candidate to achieve in the first 3 months?

[b] How do you deal with staff appraisal?

[c] Whilst the Council is my employer, who will be my point of contact on a day to day basis?

[d] What is the Council’s attitude towards assisted qualification training?

 

To apply for any of the vacancies on this page please download a pack, complete the application form and email to lcrecruit@ssalc.co.uk unless otherwise stated.


 

 

Chailey Parish Council - Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Closing Date: 24th June 2019

Work Place: Parish Council Office

Hours: 25 hours per week

Rate of pay: £18 per hour

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Maresfield Parish Council - Assistant Clerk

Closing Date:

Work Place: Parish Council Office

Hours: 20 per week

Rate of pay: SCP 6 £19,171 pro rata per annum

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Peacehaven Town Council - Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Closing Date: Friday 12th July 2019

Work Place: Office based

Hours: Full time

Rate of pay: £50,318 - £54,194 pa

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Ewhurst Parish Council (Sussex) - Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Closing Date: 4th July 2019, 7pm

Work Place: home based

Hours: 14 - 16 hours per week

Rate of pay: £12.50-£15.50 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience) plus LGPS

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Westmeston Parish Council - parish Clerk & RFO

Closing Date:

Work Place: Home based

Hours: 5 per week

Rate of pay: TBC

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SELBORNE PARISH COUNCIL – EAST HAMPSHIRE - Parish Clerk & RFO

Closing Date: 8th July 2019

Work Place: Office based

Hours: 16 - 20 hours per week, to be agreed

Rate of pay: LC2 - SCP 29/30 (£32,029 - £32,878) pro-rata

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Locum Clerk Opportunities


For further information regarding any of the below please email trevor.leggo@ssalc.co.uk

Southwater Parish CouncilThe requirement is for someone to support the Council initially until the end of June but possibility of extension, hours by negotiation at £35 per hour, working from the Council’s offices in Beeston Square.

Westham Parish Council - A qualified and experienced Clerk & RFO is required immediately to support the work of the Parish Council which has 5,500 electors and a precept of £150,000. Hours will be negotiable but at least 10 each week and a pay rate of £35 per hour, the post will be required until a permanent Clerk is appointed and takes up the position.

Chailey Parish CouncilRequired from mid-July to mid-September, actual dates to be agreed. 6 hours per week at £25 per hour, working from the Reading Room, Chailey Green. The present Clerk retires on 14th July and a replacement is unlikely to be in post before mid-September. An experienced locum Clerk & RFO is therefore required to monitor email traffic, correspondence and notices; the Locum will advise the Council of matters that need to be brought to its attention and act accordingly.