Job vacancy: Long Melford Parish Council


Long Melford Parish Council is looking for a clerk to join their team.


Job title: Clerk to the council  
Organisation: Long Melford Parish Council 
Salary: £17.40 to £18.90 (SCP 29-32) 
Application deadline: 19 August 2022 
County: Suffolk  
Email address:  
Phone number: 01787 378 084


The parish council has thirteen members, four staff, and an annual precept of £145,000.

The clerk has overall responsibility for managing the council's operations and facilities.

The role requires a degree of flexibility and attendance is required at evening meetings, including the monthly planning and parish council meetings. 

Other duties include management of the Long Melford Cemetery (supported by a cemetery manager); preparation of agendas and supporting documents; implementing and monitoring of decisions made by the parish council, dealing with all financial and regulatory matters in accordance with current guidelines (supported by a responsible financial officer); regular review of regulatory documents and risk assessments; advising councillors on matters of legislation and practice; dealing with correspondence sent to the parish council and parishioners who visit or phone the parish office; and updating the parish council website. 

The successful candidate will: 

  • Hold a CiLCA qualification or be willing to qualify before May 2023.
  • Have proven experience in administration and a good understanding of local government. 
  • Be happy to meet the public regularly and listen to and resolve any issues they have. 
  • Have strong communication and IT skills including Microsoft Office and Zoom video conferencing.
  • Be familiar with accounting practices in a supervisory role.
  • Have a record of proven, effective staff management.

Find out more about this vacancy 


Job vacancy: Fakenham Town Council
Job vacancy: Datchet Parish Council