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Is there any guidance for setting the amount of work time in the Clerk's contract?

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I'm looking some sort of objective guide that Council can use to help to work out the amount of time required each year to fulfil the Clerk's role. Had a good root around in the internet but haven't come up with anything.
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As every Council is different, and indeed every Clerk too, you'll not find any guidance. We asked the Clerk to keep a timesheet of every single piece of work she did for us. From that we were able to ascertain what was involved in clerking a meeting, what happens in between and one-off items such as audit. Quoting a monthly figure, rather than a weekly figure helps to overcome the natural ebb and flow of the role.

For a small Council meeting every other month, we ended up at 18 hours per month, with additional hours as required for audit. I've just advertised a larger Parish Council, with a cemetery, at 50 hours per month.
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