Community Manager Appointment

Shadow Councillors are delighted to announce that following a formal recruitment process, the key role of Community Manager (Clerk/RFO) has been appointed to with effect from 1st April 2023.

The Community Manager will be employed by the Council (under Section 112(1) of the Local Government Act 1972) to provide clerk and administration support for Council activities however this role will go far beyond the usual tasks undertaken by tradition Parish Council clerks.

The role will involve working with Councillors in developing a culture of collaboration with residents, shaping neighbourhoods, and promoting a community that truly enables people to find their “home for life”.

The new role will be undertaken by Suzanne Walker, a highly experienced individual who will be familiar to many in the area having worked for the last eleven years as the Clerk for Great Notley Parish Council near Braintree and is currently also acting as Clerk for Little Waltham Parish Council.

Suzanne is excited to become the Community Manager for the Chelmsford Garden Community Council and looks forward to assisting the new Council in supporting this new and growing community.

Suzanne Walker the Council Community Manager/RFO