East Down is a small North Devon village with about 190 registered electors.

The role of the Clerk is to provide administrative support (including managing the financial books) for the work of the Council, much of which stems from the Council meetings.

This is a part time post requiring an average of working hours of 11 per month. The salary is related to local government agreed scales, reviewed annually, dependent on the experience and qualification of the post holder. As some work is carried out within the village, an EX31 postcode would be preferential.

The job involves working from home without detailed supervision. The post holder will need some space to accommodate paper files and records.

All computer consumables, stationery etc. will be paid for by the Council. Should the Clerk require to travel to meetings etc., approved travelling costs will be met by the Parish Council.

There is usually one evening Parish Council meeting a month, typically at 7:30 on the third Monday of the month. Some months there can insufficient business to warrant a meeting. Meetings generally last for about an hour, but longer meetings can occur. Meetings are normally held in East Down Village Hall.

For further information including the formal job description and metrics and to apply with a full Curriculum Vitae and statement of application including describing suitability for the role and reasons for applying, potential candidates should contact Martin Wright (chair) on 07930 338676 or email: mcgw@aol.com