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Stapleford Cambridge job vacancies


The Council is seeking an Assistant Clerk to support the role of the Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer.

Stapleford is a thriving village, with a population of approximately 2000, situated about 5 miles south of the city of Cambridge. This is an exciting time for Stapleford as it develops and cements its relationships with the adjacent village of Great Shelford through the Neighbourhood Plan.  There is the intention to increase the number of councillors and develop a museum facility. Not least the Council has significant funds, which it intends to use for the benefit of its community.

The contract as Assistant Clerk will be for 6 hours per week.  There may be occasional additional hours for meetings and standing in for the Clerk.  In the future, as the village grows, the hours may increase.  The Assistant Clerk will be expected to work some hours each week at Cox’s Close office and arrangements will be negotiable with the Clerk. In addition, the post is allied to that of secretary to the Stapleford and Great Shelford Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. This work is broadly 2 hours per week but may grow with the evolution and application of the plan.

The ideal candidate will be computer literate with good communication skills and will assist the Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer in taking responsibility for the administration of the business and finances of the Council.

The overall roles require the ability to use email and social media as key tools of communication.  The ideal candidate will also be able to demonstrate excellent administrative and communication skills as well as being able to plan and manage the workload in order of priority using their own initiative to meet deadlines. They will need to be proactive and motivated and able to demonstrate an ability to work constructively and accurately with a wide variety of stakeholders. An interest in local government is desirable. 

The salary for the Assistant Clerk will be pro rata £19430 – £22658 (LC1 20-25) which is a basic salary of approximately £12 per hour at the starting point. The appointed salary will depend on experience. Holiday entitlement and statutory pay requirements will be met. The Council supports attendance at training courses.

The successful applicant will report to the Clerk and be specifically responsible for pavilion management, recording and writing minutes, project work, dealing with planning applications, general office administration duties and liaising with outside organisations and the general public.  This will involve the annual Village Weekend festivities. However Council will negotiate roles in liaison with the Clerk.

If you are interested in this position please contact the Clerk, details shown below, for an application pack. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 05 October.  Interviews will be held and a convenient date thereafter and the successful candidates will be expected to commence duties as soon as is possible.


Anne Rudge

Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer

Tel: 07426 192578

E-mail: staplefordparishclerk@gmail.com