Job Vacancy: Assistant Clerk

Job Vacancy: Assistant Clerk

Job Title: Assistant Clerk

Hours of Work: 20 hours per week by arrangement, including attendance at evening meetings

Commencing Salary: NJC Scale LC2 New Spinal Column Point 18 (Currently £12.98 per hour) (£13,499 per annum pro-rated)

Location: Melton Parish Office, 17 Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge IP12 1QT

Responsible to: Clerk & Executive Officer to the Council

Responsible for: Provision of effective support to the Clerk & Executive Officer and Members, responsibility for day-to-day management of the Council’s physical assets and finance systems

Probationary Period: 3 months

Notice Period: 1 month

Due to the promotion of the Assistant Clerk to the position of Clerk and Executive Officer, Melton Parish Council is now seeking a replacement Assistant Clerk, ideally starting January 2022. The role, which is mainly office based at 17 Riduna Park in Melton, is for 20 hours a week and will include some Wednesday evening meetings.

We are seeking an organised and community focused individual to proactively assist in the development, promotion and implementation of the Council’s work. Knowledge of financial systems, planning and/or local government would be advantageous. Candidates must be IT literate, self-motivated with good organisational and communication skills and enjoy working as part of a small team.

Working under the guidance and supervision of the Clerk, duties will include completing monthly accounts, updating the website and social media, clerking meetings, writing and researching reports, managing projects and liaising with contractors and members of the public. There will be opportunities for training and development in the role.



  • Good IT skills – proficient in the use of Microsoft systems is essential
  • Experience of finance systems
  • Hold at least 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Knowledge of Local Government and procedures
  • Experience of editing websites
  • Knowledge of Melton and the surrounding area

Full job description

Applications – CV and covering letter – should be sent to the Clerk by email and must be received by noon on Monday 22nd November 2021. Interviews will take place in the first week of December.

The present Clerk will be happy to answer any queries in respect of the vacancy and can be contacted via