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Vacancy - Parish Councillor

Mendlesham Parish Council have been authorised to proceed and co-opt a new Parish Councillor further to the vacancy following the recent departure of a councillor.

Being a Councillor is all about giving back to the community. By bringing your energy, passion, and hard-working attitude you can help make a real difference to the Mendlesham.

Being a councillor is a varied and fulfilling role for which you don't need any experience or special qualifications, and you’ll gain lots of new skills, experience, knowledge, and confidence. Training and support are available.

Good Councillors have the following skills:

  • have good communication skills
  • partnership and team working
  • problem solving, questioning and analytical skills
  • being flexible, adaptable and open-minded
  • being organised and having good time management

The most important attribute is to care about our community and be willing to take an active role.

If you are interested in applying for this position, you need to be:

  • A British or a citizen of the Commonwealth.
  • At least 18 years old.
  • Registered to vote in the area or have lived, worked, or owned property there for at least 12 months before an election.

See https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/sites/default/files/pdf_file/Part-1-Can-you-stand-for-election-P-and-C.pdf for further information or contact the Parish Clerk

Mendlesham Parish Council welcome and are committed to the inclusion and recognition of all regardless of race, culture, ability, ethnicity or gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status.

If you want the opportunity to be a catalyst for change, to give a voice to your community and to architect the future of Mendlesham then consider becoming a Parish Councillor.

To apply, write or email the Parish Clerk.  You need to include brief information about yourself, including name, address, work/life history experiences and the skills that you think you would be able to bring to the Parish Council, and why you wish to stand.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Clerk or any Parish Councillor. All candidates will then be asked to attend the Parish Council meeting to meet the Councillors and ask or be asked any questions before a decision is reached at that meeting.

What is a Parish Council?

The Role of a Parish Councillor.