We are already looking into a locum. We are in Wales, so our equivalent of NALC is One Voice Wales. We have already spoken to them but unfortunately they don't have any knowledge of locums in our area. The clerk is speaking to some of her contacts to see if they can help, so we are doing everything we can. Our HR Committee is already discussing hours, pay etc, There is a shortage of employment in our area apart from seasonal hospitality which may be in our favour as we are offering long term employment.
We are one of the larger towns in our area so have a fair sized council. I am concerned that taking on the role of Clerk and RFO may be too much for just one Councillor even if it is only temporary.