Parish Council Vacancies

BELPER TOWN COUNCIL – VACANCY FOR TOWN CLERK- on a P/T permanent or temporary basis

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Belper Town Council serves Belper and the neighbouring villages of Milford, Makeney, Farnah Green and Blackbrook. There are 16 Councillors representing 22,000 people. The Council's precept for 2018/19 is £284,271.

The Council meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month. It has the following Ordinary Committees – Leisure, Facilities, Staff Finance and Governance, Neighbourhood Plan and Herbert Strutt Charity Committees.

The Council is responsible for the Herbert Strutt Charity, some street furniture, some public open spaces including the Memorial Gardens, the Market Place and monthly market, the Coppice and Gibfield Lane Car Parks, the provision of grit bins, the Town's flowers beds and floral displays and Christmas Lights.

The Council also organises various events throughout the year including two Food Festivals, Christmas Light Switch On, Remembrance Parade and Larks in the Park and is an active supporter of tourism in the Town and other events in the Town.

The Council employs 8 staff and is based at the St Johns Chapel, The Butts, Belper. The Council employs a RFO.

The Council is looking for a dynamic individual with a strong academic record and have either achieved the Certificate in Local Council Administration or be prepared to work toward achieving it within an agreed timescale.

Applicants should demonstrate competent IT skills, have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work unsupervised and meet deadlines.

The post is advertised at 25 hours per week including attendance at evening meetings (Usually 2 x Tuesdays per month). These hours will be reviewed by the Council on appointment with the possibility of an increase to 30 hours.

The post is based at the Council's office at St Johns Chapel, The Butts, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1HX.

The salary is pro rata NALC/SLCC Scale LC3 new SCP 33 - 45 (£35,934 - £47,896 FTE) dependant on experience.

Application packs can be downloaded from the Council's website –

or by emailing

The closing date for applications is 10am Monday 25 March 2019. Provisional date for interviews is 5 April 2019, with a view to the post being appointed to at the Full Council meeting on 9 April 2019.

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