Closing Date: 12th December at 12pm Hours: 37 hours per week Rate of Pay: SCP 34 – SCP 42 (£42,403 – £50,512) depending on qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 12th December 2023, 12 noon

Interview date: 19/12/2023
Start Date: circa January 2024

We are looking for someone who is highly organised and committed to undertake this key role. You will be responsible for all day-to-day organisation and management of the Council’s services, facilities, and finances. You will need to be enthusiastic, flexible, and community-focussed with excellent communication, advisory, leadership, management, administrative, inter-personal, accounting and IT skills.

You will need to be proactive and able to work independently and flexibly from home to successfully support Councillors and residents. You will work with external organisations, stakeholders, and the community.

Although an appropriate qualification would be preferred, the Parish Council will support an applicant following appointment to study for the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA) qualification.

Hours: Full time (37 hours per week), permanent. The hours are flexible.

Salary: SCP 34 – SCP 42 (£42,403 – £50,512) depending on qualifications and experience.

Place of work: Home-based with evening attendance at meetings in Plaistow and Ifold village halls (typically 2 – 3 evenings per month). Occasional weekend working.  

Pension: Local Government Pension

For further information please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification which are available on the Parish Council’s website (

Job application Form available on the website

For an informal chat please contact the outgoing Clerk, Catherine Nutting, on 07798 631 410 or