Guidance notes for potential job applicants

We all know that interviews are a two way process – is the candidate a good fit for the employing council and is the council right for the candidate; there are a few steps of diligence that can be taken by both sides to minimise the risk of an unsuccessful appointment.

For the Council – ensure that the Council has a sound mechanism for appraisal, objective setting and mentoring new employees

For the candidate – make your own enquiries about the Council, familiarise yourself with its website and, if possible, speak to the outgoing Clerk.

At the interview – quite often candidates have no questions for the interview panel, this is the opportunity to satisfy yourself that this is the job for you and ask searching questions such as:

[a] What will you expect the successful candidate to achieve in the first 3 months?

[b] How do you deal with staff appraisal?

[c] Whilst the Council is my employer, who will be my point of contact on a day to day basis?

[d] What is the Council’s attitude towards assisted qualification training?

Current Vacancies

Closing Date: 5th July 2022 Hours: 3 days (22.2hrs) per week, additional hours subject to flexible requirements Rate of Pay: £18,057- £23,132 (pro rata £30,095 - £38,553) - subject to ...
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Closing Date: 24 June 2022 Hours: 37.5 hours per week Rate of Pay: LC2 /SCP points 24-28 (£29,174 - £32,798 on 2021-22 scale) Thakeham is a village located north ...
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Closing Date: July 30 2022 Hours: 21 hours per week Rate of Pay: SPC18 - 32 depending on qualification and experience. Wadhurst Parish Council is looking for a Part ...
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To apply for any of the vacancies on this page please download a pack, complete the application form and email to unless otherwise stated.

If you require a locum clerk please contact Trevor Leggo.