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Deputy Clerk and Deputy RFO

28 hours per month:  Scale 24-32   £28,672 – £35,745 pro rata – based on experience

If you are a self-motivated Clerk and or Responsible Financial Officer with excellent communication skills and attention to detail this might be the role for you.   We are currently seeking a part-time Deputy Clerk and Deputy Responsible Financial Officer who will provide essential cover for the existing Clerk/Parish Manager.

West Swindon is an urban parish serving a resident population in the region of 28,000 people and 11,000 households. Formed in 2017 with 15 Parish Councillors, the Parish Council provides all grounds maintenance and general cleansing functions in public open spaces and parks.

This is a new role designed to safeguard the Council with additional staff cover for the existing Clerk/Parish Manager.  The role is for 28 hours per calendar month with a likely distribution of 7 hours per week.  Within those hours, it is anticipated that the successful post holder will attend the Parish Council’s four public Committee meetings each month, as well as spending time in the Parish Office.  There is scope for flexible working however device-based software requires the majority of office-based support to be worked at the Parish Office. It is recognised that this job might suit someone who is already employed part time by another Parish Council and wishes to retain that role.

When not attending meetings or drafting minutes and Agendas, it is envisaged that the focus of work will be to assist with the financial arrangements of the Parish Council.  The office conducts between 60-90 financial transactions a month, and this post holder will assist the Clerk deliver the financial function by uploading payments for approval, updating accountancy software (Rialtas Omega), uploading payroll in the absence of the Clerk (Brightpay) and filing invoices and receipts.   Experience of the software referred to above is preferred but not essential as training will be given. Please read the job description for further details.

West Swindon PC Deputy Clerk Job Description

Apply in writing with a CV and handwritten covering letter.  To be received by 5.00 pm 31 October 2021.

Paula Harrison, West Swindon PC, Unit 25 Westmead Industrial Est, Swindon, SN5 7YT.

You may email your CV with a scanned copy of your covering letter if you prefer.

Email: enquiries@westswindon-pc.gov.uk.

Successful appointment will be determined by interview.

For queries,  please contact Paula Harrison 07553941714 clerk@westswindon-pc.gov.uk