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: 30th April 2024 Hours: 10 hours per week Rate of Pay: £19.87 - £22.04 per hour depending on experience and qualifications We are looking for someone who ...
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Closing Date: 9am on Friday 3rd May 2024 Hours: Full-time Rate of Pay: Salary Scale SCP:  36 to 39 (£42,503 to £45,495) Plus Generous Local Government Average Salary Pension ...
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Closing Date: 9am on Friday 3rd May 2024 Hours: Full-time Rate of Pay: Scale 40 to 43 (£46,549 to £49,590) Plus Generous Local Government Average Salary Pension Scheme Hailsham ...
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Closing Date: 19th April 2024 Hours: 30 hours per week Rate of Pay: £24.65 per hour.  SCP 39 Part-time (30 hours per week with a minimum of 10 hours ...
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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 trevor.leggo@esalc.co.uk unless otherwise stated.

If you require a locum clerk please contact Trevor Leggo.