Great Glen Parish Council

Serving the people of Great Glen

Clerk: Lesley Sanderson
Glendale House, 1 Church Road
Great Glen, Leics LE8 9FE

Tel: 0116 259 3004 07769812203

  • Great Glen Village Sign

    Great Glen Village Sign

  • Memorial Green, Great Glen

    Memorial Green, Great Glen

  • St Cuthbert's Church, Great Glen

    St Cuthbert's Church, Great Glen

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If you would like their help, please call The Parish Team on 0734 028 7728 for assistance. You may need to leave a message, but they will call you back as soon as possible.

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Job Vacancy - Parish Council Manager

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Posted: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:29 by Alexis Biggs

Recruitment of Parish Council Manager

Salary Scale: SPC 24 – 32 (£28,672 - £35,745 per annum) depending upon experience and qualifications, plus Pension.

Full time - 37 hours per week. Flexible working requests will be considered and working from home may be necessary at times during the current pandemic. Attendance at evening meetings will be required.

Great Glen Parish Council is an ambitious forward-looking Council which has embraced a number of opportunities in recent years, as well as overcoming associated challenges. The Council is now looking for the right person to build on previous successes and to take the Council forward. More »

Great Glen is a parish of 3,500 electors and is one of Leicestershire's oldest known settlements. Great Glen lies approximately nine miles from the town of Market Harborough and six miles south-east of the City of Leicester. House prices are high across the Parish and there are significant development pressures which are placing a strain on community facilities. The Parish has an older age profile than the District as a whole, and when taken together all of these factors mean that the Council is facing a particular set of demands which it is responding to.

The Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Parish Council Manager. The successful candidate will have responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out and will work actively with elected members to help develop existing services. However, the Parish Council Manager will also be expected to use their initiative to bring to Council solutions to challenges and proposals to take advantage of opportunities that present themselves, as well as assisting in shaping and driving forward strategic priorities. The ability to effectively manage staff and contractors and work with councillors, external organisations, stakeholders and the community is essential.

We would like a highly motivated, innovative, organised and community focused applicant to undertake this key role. A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification is highly desirable, or candidates should be willing to work towards the qualification. Ideally candidates will have knowledge of local government organisation and procedures.

Closing date for the receipt of applications: 14th October 2021

Interviews: to be advised

An application pack is available on the Great Glen Website

For an informal discussion about the post contact Lesley Sanderson, Clerk, at 07769 812203 or by email at

Great Glen Parish Council, Telephone: 0116 259 3004

Great Glen Parish Council is committed to equal opportunities and actively welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. » Less

Gardening Club News

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Posted: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:07 by Alexis Biggs

Great Glen Gardening Club News

On the Sunday the 12th September we held our Annual Show in the Village Hall.

We would like to thank all the people who supported us by entering the various categories and those who came on Sunday afternoon to see the exhibits and the Cup presentations. In particular we were pleased to have the brilliant entries by the classes from St. Cuthbert's School in the Miniature Scarecrow Competition. The First Place Rosette was won by Year 5 LeopardsClass, Second Place Rosette was won by Year 2 Woodpeckers, Third Place Rosette was won by Year 1 Foxes and Badgers. We will be holding a new Children's Competition in 2022 and hope we will have individual entries as well as entries from the School. As Covid restrictions are eased we will be returning to a fuller programme.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2020-2021

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Posted: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 10:24 by Alexis Biggs


Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the Year ended 31st March 2021

Section 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI2015/234)


The Audit of the accounts for Great Glen Parish Council for the year ended 31st March 2021 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

The Annual Governance & accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the Great Glen Parish Council on application to the Clerk of the Parish Council at times set out below or at any other time by appointment. More »

Days and times available

Date: Wednesday 22nd September 2021 Time: 0930 – 1230

Date: Thursday 23rd September 2021 Time: 0930 – 1330

Date: Monday 27th September 2021 Time: 1300 – 1700

Date: Tuesday 28th September 2021 Time: 0930 – 1330

Date: Wednesday 29th September 2021 Time: 0930 – 1230

Date: Thursday 30th September 2021 Time: 0930 – 1330

Date: Monday 4th October 2021 Time: 13.00 – 17.00

Date: Tuesday 5th October 2021 Time: 0930 – 1330

Address documents may be inspected or purchased @ 15p per photocopy sheet:

Great Glen Parish Council Office

Glendale House, 1 Church Road

GREAT GLEN LE8 9FE, Leicestershire

Signature of person giving Notice on behalf of the Council.

Clerk and/or RFO ….…………………………………………….

Date of Notice 21st September 2021

Notice to be displayed for 14 days from 21st September 2021 » Less

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