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Assistant to the Clerk

An opportunity exists for a talented person with strong administrative skills to become a key member of the Stratfield Mortimer Parish Council team and assist the Parish Clerk in the smooth running of the Council.  Ideally the successful candidate will be available to take up this position from the end of January.

In this multifaceted role, you will work closely with the Clerk, supporting on a wide range of topics and activities, including: dealing with enquiries and issues raised by phone, email and in person by  Councillors and members of the community; delegating for the Clerk as necessary; preparing meeting agendas and papers; supporting Parish Councillors and Leadership; undertaking a wide range of administrative responsibilities, including managing bookings for the Fairground and the tennis courts; preparing purchase orders, liaising with suppliers and processing invoices; assisting in compiling the Parish Newsletter, and looking after our social media and website.

You will need to be competent in Word and Excel, and experience of the rest of the Microsoft 365 suite particularly SharePoint, Publisher and PowerPoint would be useful.

The contracted hours are nominally 28 per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday), to include attending some evening meetings (two or three a month) - there is flexibility for the right candidate.  Remuneration will be based upon the Local Government Service National Pay Agreement (currently the scale relevant to this post ranges from £15.17 to £16.63 per hour depending on experience, equating to £29,269 to £32,076 full time equivalent).

A full job description is available below.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact:

Lynn Hannawin, Parish Clerk - 0118 933 1955, the.clerk@stratfield-mortimer.gov.uk


Danusia Morsley, Parish Chairman - 07794 741266, danusia.morsley@stratfield-mortimer.gov.uk

To apply

We aim to make an appointment before the Christmas break therefore:

Please email your CV to the.clerk@stratfield-mortimer.gov.uk by Friday 8 December

Assistant to the Clerk Job Description (pdf opens in new window)