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Vacancy at Welwyn Parish Council – Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer



Salary within grade LC3

(SCP 37- 41, £39,782 to £43,662 p.a.)

Full-time (37 hours per week) – flexible working will be considered subject to core office hours 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

Welwyn Parish Council is a forward-thinking Council at the centre of a thriving local community. The Council has recently been awarded the Local Council Award Scheme Foundation Level and is working to produce a Neighbourhood Plan and Climate Emergency Action Plan.

We are now seeking a highly motivated, organised, and community-focused applicant to undertake this key role. You will be responsible for all day-to-day organisation and management of the Council’s services, staff, facilities, and finances. This is a demanding job and you will need vision, a high level of motivation, excellent leadership, and management skills in order to work successfully with staff, Councillors, contractors, external organisations, stakeholders, and the community.

Ideally you should hold the CiLCA qualification (or be prepared to work towards gaining this qualification within 12 months), be willing to work some evenings and weekends to facilitate Council meetings and events, and have a sound understanding of local authority organisations and management.

We offer excellent nationally based terms and conditions of employment including enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme.

For a full recruitment pack and application form, please contact Louise Harrison on 01438 716667 or email For an informal discussion feel free to contact our current Clerk, Louise, on the same contact details.

Closing date for applications: 12pm Monday 13th July 2020, initial interviews will take place week commencing Monday 20th July.

Welwyn Parish Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.