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