Want to be Parish Clerk?

Published: 25 September 2018

The hours of work are 35 per week and the salary is in accordance with the Local Government NJC LCP 43 -47 (£39,002 -£42,806).

The successful candidate will be accountable to the Council for the management of its resources and ensure that the legal, statutory provisions applying to the activities of the Council are observed.

Burley-in-Wharfedale is a dynamic and effective Parish Council which last year assumed responsibility for a broad range of services from Bradford District Council, including the local library, parks, open space, youth provision and the Queens Hall for which the Parish Council have committed to undertake some £575,000 of repair and refurbishment activities. Proactive and forward thinking, Burley-in-Wharfedale is the first Parish Council in the Bradford district to deliver a Neighbourhood Plan, and so doing put in place planning policies that will help deliver a vision for Burley’s place in with the wider Bradford area. With a recent increase in its responsibilities, in addition to the clerk, the Parish Council currently employs 5 part time members of staff to support the delivery of a range of services. These services extend well beyond statutory requirements but, complement, support and enhance services at a local level.

Burley Parish Council is the natural focus of a range of public activities and service delivery, giving a democratic voice to the village. It is a modern organisation, in touch with over 9,000 local residents through and with a strong volunteer base of 50 for running library services, and a further 50 who help distribute newsletters every quarter.  With an active web site, Facebook, mail chimp, twitter service monthly e letter and quarterly Newsletters, the council aims to reach as many residents as possible and engage them in building a stronger community.

The 2018 budget is £250,000 which means the Parish Council has an operating income larger than many small businesses, and this commercial outlook was reflected in 2017 when less than half the annual income was obtained via the precept. The Parish Council therefore seeks a proactive, forward thinking and capable person to take on the role of the Clerk to the Council

For a Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form please contact the current post holder, Ian Orton, by e mailing clerk@burleyparishcouncil.co.uk  or phone 01943 864728 for an informal discussion. See our website www.burleyparishcouncil.co.uk for more information about the work of the council.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm Friday 19th October 2018 and interviews are likely to be held in early November 2018.