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Vacancy for Parish Clerk at North Luffenham


A challenging and interesting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced, enthusiastic and competent individual to be appointed as Clerk and RFO to North Luffenham Parish Council. The successful candidate will be required to work from home and will be provided with a laptop, software and printer.

The salary is in accordance with nationally based terms and conditions and is currently under review, however it is currently within the range of £9.39-£11.41 per hour (dependant upon experience) for currently 10 hours per week – this is under review.

Responsibilities of the post include:

  • Advising Parish Council of policy issues and proper procedures
  • All Parish Council administration and correspondence.
  • Arranging meetings, compiling agendas and producing the minutes of meetings.
  • Managing financial records, monitoring and reconciling the accounts, preparing accounts for audit.

The Parish Council is sole Trustee of the North Luffenham Field Gardens and Recreation Ground Charity and the Clerk would be responsible for dealing with all administration in connection with this.

You will need to be able to work flexibly, and attendance at evening meetings is essential. Some knowledge of council procedure is an advantage but essential training will be provided. In addition, support can be provided for further training towards the Certificate of Local Council Administration.

Applicants must have:

  • Experience of administration and financial management with sound word processing and spreadsheet management skills.
  • Ability to work to own initiative and to work with volunteers to achieve the Council’s objectives.
  • Good numeracy, oral and written communication skills

Please call Parish Council Chairman: Paul Cummings on 01780 720124 or email for job description, personal specification and further details.

Applications in the form of a CV and covering letter are invited by 16th Mar 18 and should be sent to:

PBG Cummings, Chair North Luffenham Parish Council, 11 Digby Drive, North Luffenham, Rutland, LE15 8JS

Closing date for applications:  16th Mar 18
Interview dates: 3rd-5th Apr 18
Clerk commencement date:  21st Apr 18 (or earlier by negotiation)

Download Parish Clerk/RFO Job Description

LRALC Internal Audit Service – opportunity

Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils (LRALC) is launching a new Internal Audit Service from April 2018.  As part of this initiative they are continuing to recruit competent and independent internal auditors who are familiar with local council operations and the “proper practices” which apply to the sector.

They are seeking potential candidates. Find out about LRALC Internal Audit Service

North Luffenham Parish Council Staffing Committee meeting: 18/01/2018

The North Luffenham Parish Council Staffing Committee meeting scheduled for 03/01/2018 was adjourned as it was not quorate.

The Staffing Committee has rescheduled the meeting to 3pm on Thursday, 18th January 2018, in North Luffenham Community Centre.

Download NLPC Staffing Committee Agenda

North Luffenham Parish Council (Trustee) meeting: 8th January 2018

The next meeting of North Luffenham Parish Council (as Trustee for The Oval and Allotment Field) will be on Monday, 8th January 2018, immediately following the Parish Council meeting in the Community Centre. The Agenda and associated papers are listed below.

North Luffenham Parish Council next meeting: 8th January 2018

The next meeting of North Luffenham Parish Council will be held at the later time of 7.30pm on Monday 8th January 2018 in the Community Centre. The agenda and associated papers are listed below:

Also (as previously posted online with draft Minutes of 04/12/2017), item 98/17: Adjusted Finance Report revised as at 01/12/2017