Vacancies

Upavon Parish Council

Parish Clerk Vacancy

Upavon Parish Council is seeking to appoint a part-time Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer following the resignation of their current Clerk – approximately 7.5 hours per week. Duties will include administration and financial control, arranging and attending Meetings, Minute taking and dealing with correspondence.

The new Clerk will work from home and should be computer literate using Word and Excel.

For further information contact the present Clerk on 01980 630059 or upavonclerk@outlook.com .

Please email applications and brief CV covering relevant information or post to the present Clerk, Mr Jon Mulroy, 24   High Street, Upavon, PEWSEY, Wilts, SN9 6EA.

Closing date for applications 10th January 2018.

 

Cherhill Parish Council

CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

Applications are invited for this position working from home. The successful candidate must be able to work on their own initiative and in partnership with councillors. The Parish of Cherhill consists of the villages of Cherhill and Yatesbury in North Wiltshire.

Overall responsibilities: The successful candidate will act as advisor to, and administrator for, the Parish Council. The Clerk will ensure that all legal, statutory, financial and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed, all Council meetings are properly administered and the business of the Council is correctly executed. The Clerk will act as the point of contact for the Council and liaise with external agencies including Wiltshire Council. In addition to the standard duties laid out above, the incumbent will administer the finances of the Council as the designated Responsible Financial Officer. A full job description is available at www.cherhill.org/new/clerk

Skills required: Good written and oral communication, literacy, familiarity with electronic communications (including email and the internet) plus competence with basic business software including MS Word and Excel. Administrative, financial and organisational skills are vital, as is the ability to learn quickly on the job. Previous experience of local government and council administration is desirable but not essential. When required, the successful candidate will be expected to undertake training which will be funded by the Parish Council.

Work is primarily home-based with a monthly evening meeting in either Cherhill or Yatesbury which the Clerk must attend. Hours: Variable but averaging 25 hours per calendar month.

Annual Leave: 20 days plus Bank Holidays, pro rata

Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience but in the range NALC SCP15 – SCP 22, equating to £232.50 - £265.80 per calendar month.

Interviews Week beginning 8th January 2018

Closing date for applications: 15th December 2017 To see a full job specification and to download an application form go to www.cherhill.org/new/clerk

Latton Parish Council

A vacancy will soon occur for a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

The current Clerk is looking to step down after 6 years in post, and the Parish Council is seeking to fill this important role from 1st April 2018.

The job is part time with an average of 3.5 hours per week. (which will fluctuate in line with workload). Remuneration is subject to skill level and experience. A job description is available on application.

This position is home based and the candidate will require access to a room/desk space, file storage space, personal computing/printing and a broadband/phone connection. The Clerk is reimbursed for consumable expenses. The successful applicant will be flexible in their approach to the work and be capable of minute taking and correspondence. A working knowledge of Parish Council procedures and/or public administration is desirable but not essential as training is available. Good literacy and IT skills are essential as are the qualities of integrity and impartiality.

The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) and is responsible for managing the Council’ finances and accountancy, preparing meeting agendas and supporting papers, attending and providing advice at meetings, taking minutes and overseeing the completion of actions arising. The Parish Council meets on alternate months in the evenings of the second Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall with occasional extraordinary meetings as required: this includes the Annual Parish Meeting held in May each year.

The salary for the post is in accordance with the current National Joint Salary Scale LC1, salary points 18 to 22, and is calculated pro rata for 3.5 hours, with reference to the standard working week for local government staff of 37 hours. Current hourly rates range from £9.392 (point 18) to £10.739 (point 22).

For further information please contact the Clerk. To apply, please write a personal statement and send it the current Clerk, Bev Blunden, whose email address is clerk@lattonparishcouncil.org.uk or phone 01793 750801

 

Seend Parish Council

PARISH CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

Seend Parish Council is looking to appoint a Parish Clerk & RFO with the drive, determination and organisational skills to manage a varied workload. In addition to managing the day-to-day work of the Parish Council, the post holder will work closely with Councillors to plan and implement the aims and objectives of the Council.

Salary LC1 SCP 18 – 22, currently £9.392 - £10.739 per hour depending on experience and qualifications; minimum of 9 hours per week, working from home, including attendance at evening meetings.   (The number of hours is currently under review and will be confirmed at interview.)  

Seend has a population of 1,132 (2011 census). The Parish Council consists of 11 Councillors, and its Precept is currently £13,256, and it owns and rents allotment gardens in the village. Parish Council meetings are held in the evening, on the last Tuesday of each month, and there may be additional meetings from time to time.  

Applicants must have administrative and financial experience, ideally in local government; the ability to deliver projects on time and within budget and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for working with residents and local organisations.

For the Job Description & Application Form please email clerk@seendparishcouncil.co.uk Please note, applicants must complete and return the application form. Closing date for all applications: Friday 10th November 2017. Interviews will be in the period 15th to 22nd November 2017 inclusive.

Chitterne Parish Council

Clerk Vacancy

The current Clerk is looking to step down and the Parish Council is seeking to fill this important role from 1st January 2018. Chitterne is a small village of approximately 300 residents

The job is part time with an average of 4 hours per week. (which will fluctuate in line with workload). Remuneration is subject to skill level and experience. A job description is available on application.

This position is home based and the candidate will require access to a room/desk space, file storage space, personal computing/printing and a broadband/phone connection. The Clerk is reimbursed for consumable expenses. The successful applicant will be flexible in their approach to the work and be capable of minute taking and correspondence. A working knowledge of Parish Council procedures and/or public administration is desirable but not essential as training is available. Good literacy and IT skills are essential as are the qualities of integrity and impartiality.

The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) and is responsible for managing the Council’ finances and accountancy, preparing meeting agendas and supporting papers, attending and providing advice at meetings, taking minutes and overseeing the completion of actions arising. The Parish Council meets on alternate months in the evenings of the second Monday of the month in the Village Hall in Chitterne with occasional extraordinary meetings as required: this includes the Annual Parish Meeting held in May each year.

The salary for the post is in accordance with the current National Joint Salary Scale LC1, salary points 18 to 22, and is calculated pro rata for 4 hours, with reference to the standard working week for local government staff of 37 hours. Current hourly rates range from £9.392 (point 18) to £10.739 (point 22). For further information please contact the Clerk. To apply please write a personal statement and send it the current Clerk whose Email address is chitternepcclerk@btinternet.com