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Vacancy for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Broad Town Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk. The role is part time with an average of 5 hours per week. (which will fluctuate in line with workload). Remuneration is subject to skill level and experience.

This position is home based and the candidate will require access to a room/desk space, file storage space and a broadband/phone connection.  The post-holder will be provided with a laptop and scanner printer exclusively for Parish Council use. This will remain the property of the Parish Council though you will be expected to insure it in your home. The Parish Council will reimburse any additional insurance costs for this equipment.

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 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 meet each month in the evenings on the second Monday of the month currently online via Zoom but usually in the Village Hall at Broad Town. For more information about Broad Town and the Parish Council, including past minutes, community posting, village information etc., visit the parish council website at: https://www.broadtownparishcouncil.org.uk

The salary for the post is in accordance with the current National Joint Salary Scale LC1, salary points 7 to 12, and is calculated pro rata for 5 hours (subject to on-going review), with reference to the standard working week for local government staff of 37 hours.

For further information please contact the Chairman, Councillor Mrs J Jordan at jjordanbtpc@gmail.com. Please apply with a personal statement and CV via email to the Chairman, Councillor Mrs J Jordan. The Closing Date for applications is: 30th April 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an online interview.