Vacancies

Frome Town Council

BUSINESS MANAGER

£27,668 - £33,437 (permanent contract)

We have an opportunity for a dynamic accountancy professional to work for an award winning and progressive Town Council and with a highly competent and ambitious group of Cllrs and staff.

Why not take a look at our website http://www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/ to see the range of work we do.

Underpinning all our work is impeccable financial management. That’s why we’re looking for an accountancy professional to manage and provide leadership on all aspects of finances. We also expect you to take the lead on delivering HR functions, alongside an external HR consultant.

You will manage a small team and be part of the Council’s Management Group which, collectively, is responsible for planning, costing and delivering the Council’s annual work programme. You will have management experience at a senior level and be willing to muck in, have a “can do” attitude and be able to explain complex financial issues in a simple and accessible way.

We know we are asking for a lot. That’s because we’re ambitious and have a track record of success.

If you are interested, ring Paul Wynne (Town Clerk) on 01373 475575 for an informal chat or pick up a pack on our website http://www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/frome-town-council/job-opportunities/

Closing date for applications is 5 pm on 7 May 2018

Interviews will take place on 17 May 2018

CVs are welcome in addition to a completed application form.

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Warminster Town Council

ASSISTANT TOWN CLERK

Salary LC2 30 – 34 (Currently £26,822 - £30,153)

37 hours per week with the necessity to attend regular evening meetings

Warminster Town Council is a progressive forward-looking council in Wiltshire, run by a small, dedicated and efficient team with a highly motivated and proactive Town Clerk. It represents a population of 18,500 and has a 2018 - 2019 precept of £750,000. The Council has 13 members, 4 committees and various sub-committees and working groups.

The Assistant Clerk will support the Town Clerk in ensuring that the Town Council is correctly run in accordance with Local Government regulations and legislation and, in liaison with the Town Clerk, will advise the Town Council and individual councillors on financial and legal matters. Other duties will include committee work, assisting with projects and fund raising. The post holder will have local government experience and support will be given to attain CiLCA, if not already held.

The Council is facing major changes over the coming years with a level of development set to grow the town by 25%. It has addressed these issues by having a made Neighbourhood Plan which focuses on preserving the heritage of the town while embracing the need for growth and the necessity for enhanced services to accommodate this. The Council is also taking on devolved services from Wiltshire Council. Asset transfers are taking place and several projects have already been undertaken to improve the town’s amenities.

A Strategic Plan for 2016–2021 and an accompanying Service Plan identify the key ambitions for the town and the role of the Council in delivering these.

The Assistant Town Clerk will be a strong team player, with a local government background and a willingness to embrace change.

An application pack may be obtained via the Town Council’s:

website: www.warminster-tc.gov.uk

email: admin@warminster-tc.gov.uk or

telephone: 01985 214847

post: Warminster Town Council

Warminster Civic Centre

Sambourne Road

Warminster

BA12 9BU

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 25th April 2018

 

Great Bedwyn Parish Council

Parish Clerk to Great Bedwyn Parish Council

(for approximately 10 hours per week)

Great Bedwyn is situated about 7 miles SE of Marlborough. The role usually incorporates the duties of the Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. The Council would consider splitting the roles, to attract someone offering particularly strong clerking and communication skills. Formal responsibilities for financial reporting could then be undertaken by a second officer.

We are looking for someone with strong IT and admin skills, excellent communication skills, an understanding and respect for the responsibilities of a Parish Council, and experience of budget control and monitoring. Formal qualifications in any, or all, of the above would be an advantage.

The range of duties incorporate organising bi-monthly evening council meeting (approx. 7 per year), drafting the agenda, taking minutes, monitoring the actions and the decisions of the Council, dealing with correspondence, and liaising with other community groups and public bodies. The new clerk will also be expected to make a significant contribution to the running of the Parish Council website (training will be given).

Financial responsibilities include preparing, monitoring and reporting on the budget, paying invoices, banking, overseeing annual insurance renewal, preparing end of year accounts and VAT reclaims.

The work of the Parish Clerk is subject to the conditions imposed by the current Local Government legislation and the Parish Council’s own standing orders. The primary goal of the Parish Clerk is to support the Parish Councillors to serve the village to the best of their abilities

More information about the Parish Council is available at the website http//www.greatbedwyn-pc.gov.uk

The new clerk will work primarily from home. The Parish Council will provide equipment where necessary. The role attracts a salary on the current NJC scale, depending on experience, (£10 - £12 per hour)

A candidate information pack, job description and contract are available from Cllr Charles Howell by emailing clerk@greatbedwyn-pc@gov.uk or by telephoning 0773 682 5577. The Parish Council would welcome applications from local people who have not undertaken clerking before – you are welcome to telephone and discuss the role before applying.

Closing date for applications is 21/4/ 2018

Charlton St. Peter & Wilsford Parish Council

Due to the imminent retirement of our Parish Clerk we are looking for a suitably experienced replacement.

The current Clerk has been in post since November 2008, and the Parish Council is seeking to fill this important role from May/June 2018.

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. Good literacy and IT skills are essential as are the qualities of integrity and impartiality.

The Clerk is responsible for producing the meeting notices and agendas, attending meetings, writing and circulating the minutes. The Parish Council meets four times a year in the Village Hall at Wilsford. The clerk is also responsible for updating the Parish Council website, and dealing with general correspondence.  

The role is part time with no fixed hours of work. The salary for the position will be negotiable and will be based on the current National Joint Salary Scale and is pro rata for the agreed hours worked. A job description is available on application.

For further information please contact the Clerk. To apply, please write a personal statement and send it the current Clerk, Dave Harvey, whose email address is davidwharvey@btinternet.com

Calne Without Parish Council

PART-TIME CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

Salary in accordance with Local Council pay scales for Clerks, £4884 to £6124 (depending upon experience and qualifications).

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Calne Without Parish Council for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. Calne Without Parish Council is an active, forward thinking council with a modernising agenda and an annual spend currently around £20k.

The Parish covers the attractive rural area surrounding Calne and includes the historic Bowood House Estate together with the main population centres of Derry Hill, Studley, Lower Compton, Calston and Stockley.  The Parish Council has 15 councillors representing 5 wards and meets ten times a year at Derry Hill. 

Full details at http://www.calnewithoutpc.org/clerk-vacancy.html

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