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Vacancy for Ford Parish Council Clerk

Hours 9 to 12 per week (flexible)

Overall Responsibilities 


The Clerk to the Council/Town Clerk will be the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority's Proper Officer. 

The Clerk will be responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its function as a Local Authority are carried out. 

The Clerk is expected to advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect of the Authority's activities and in particular to produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions. 

The person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required. 

The Clerk will be the Responsible Financial Officer and responsible for all financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances.

Training will be made available leading to qualification.



NJC has reached agreement on the pay scales for 2018-19. It is recommended that the

salary scales for full and part-time clerks, employed under the terms of the model contract are as follows:

Salary LC1 Scale Points 15 to 25 (Depending on experience)

From £17,972 to £23,111 per annum pro-rata

The Parish has a small office at Yapton and Ford Village Hall.

Please Email    clerk@fordwestsussex-pc.gov.uk     with your contact details for informal discussions.