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Vacancy for Proper Officer, Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (1 post)

Great Cheverell (Cheverell Magna) is a small village on the northern edge of Salisbury Plain, about 6 miles south of Devizes, with a population of around 1,000. There’s a lot going on though, with a Pub, a Garage, a Church, 2 Village Halls, 2 Schools and a Playpark, so we don’t think small ! Our next project is an ecological area for our main open space. We need you to help us to keep everything going !

Council Meetings are held monthly (apart from August), usually on the first Monday of the month at 7.30pm. You will largely work from home outside of formal meetings, which are now held in Public with suitable safeguards while Covid restrictions remain in place.

You will be flexible in your workload, undertaking the preparation of Agendas and Minutes, dealing with correspondence, managing the Council’s finances and keeping up to date with legislative requirements. Previous / current working knowledge of Parish Council procedures and / or public administration is desirable, although training will be arranged as necessary.  Good literacy and IT skills are essential, as are the qualities of integrity and impartiality, based on the Seven Principles of Public Life (the Nolan Principles).

The post is paid at a fixed rate of 30 hours a month, paid at NJC rates (pay award pending) dependent on qualifications and experience. Some months you might do more hours, and some less, but from experience we know that’s the right level. We can discuss it with you at interview.

More information can be found at our website http://www.greatcheverell.org/.

If you’re interested in working with us to support our Community, please apply with a CV and covering letter to Kimi Porter, Chair of the Parish Council, at kimiporter6@gmail.com. If you want to know more, please contact Chris Hall, Acting Clerk at parishcouncil@greatcheverell.org.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 30 June. We’re looking to interview and appoint during July, with a start date of 1 August (a nice easy month for you to settle in, as we don’t have a meeting). We look forward to hearing from you !