Is there a minimum advertisement period for a Parish Council Clerk/RFO vacancy?
My local Parish Council has posted two ads. One on their website, the other on the local Association of Local Council's website.
The ads were posted on 14 May, with a closing date of 31 May; just 17 days. Is such a short period acceptable?
If not, what is the legislation that refers to why that is an insufficient period?
The vacancy has arisen as the contract period for the Locum Clerk will end shortly. The Locum Clerk assembled and placed the advertisement for the vacancy, and has indicated that she will be applying for the permanent position.
I am uncomfortable about what is taking place here, so any guidance/advice gratefully received.