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Job Advert. Parish Clerk Needed in Benson


Benson Parish Council is looking for a highly motivated individual with an interest in the local community to become its next Clerk to the Council.
Location: Benson Parish Hall, Sunnyside, Benson OX106LZ
Hours: 37 per week
Salary Range: NJC scale SCP24 (currently £27,905) subject to qualifications and experience. A workplace pension scheme is available.
The role involves advising the Parish Councillors on procedural and legal matters, administration, agenda preparation, minute taking at meetings and supervision of the Parish Councils staff numbering 5.
Experience of local government or Parish Council work will be an advantage (but not essential) as will experience of dealing with the public, working as a team and managing efficient administrative practises. Good computer skills are essential.
The job will be based at Benson Parish Hall and will require some evening and very occasional weekend working.
Candidates will be expected to hold CILCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration), be working towards their CiLCA, or be prepared to study for the qualification and obtain it within 2 years. Training will be provided and funded.

Benson Parish is a busy and growing Parish with a current population of approximately 4900 in 1836 households, and an annual precept of £196,871. The Parish will expand by at least 400 more households in the next 3 years.

Benson Parish Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply
Initially please contact clerk@bensonpc.org.uk<mailto:clerk@bensonpc.org.uk> for an application pack or telephone the office on 07979 503924 (Mon to Fri 9.30 to 12.30 only)
10th August