Queen Camel Parish Council – Parish Clerk

We are looking to recruit a Parish Clerk for Queen Camel Parish Council.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a community minded and motivated individual, with relevant experience, to undertake this interesting and varied post supporting a highly ambitious parish council.


Queen Camel is a rural village situated in South Somerset, which has several significant projects including consented dualling of the A303, referendum for its Neighbourhood Plan expected May 2021, land transfers and the playing field. The council has a dedicated group of nine active elected members.


We are seeking a parish clerk of the highest calibre to lead and develop our team, to work positively alongside elected members to help implement the parish projects and to ensure that all key legal, financial and other governance requirements are met.


The successful applicant will either hold or be willing to obtain the Introduction to or Certificate in Local Council Administration.


This is a part-time role working from home at an average of 8 hours per week (35 hours per month). Occasional evening meetings and attendance at Queen Camel will be needed. The position is graded at LC1 (SCP 7-12) £4,343 – £4,796 pa (actual salary, based on 8 hpw), subject to qualifications and experience plus £33.50 pm home office allowance.


How to apply


Please email clerk@queencamelpc.org.uk for a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification for the post.


Send us a short covering letter and a CV, which when read together should demonstrate that you meet the criteria in the Person Specification. Please also provide the name and contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your most recent employer, and let your referees know that we may be in touch with them.


In order to be considered, your application needs to be with us by 12.00 on Friday 26th March. Email applications to clerk@queencamelpc.org.uk


Interviews are planned to be online (Zoom) week beginning 29th March. An offer of employment will be made subject to receipt of satisfactory references. The Parish Council plans to make a decision about who to appoint at its meeting 12 April 2021.