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This is a part-time position for 7-8 hours per week, working from home
The pay scale is currently SCP 20 at £10.301 per hour and could be negotiable for the right candidate. Travelling and other approved expenses will be paid in addition.
Training as to the specific duties of the Clerk will be arranged as necessary as will the ability to work with the current clerk, for a pre-agreed training period.
The position is very important both to support Councillors and the Council.
We are a small friendly community of 470 (Electoral Roll) residents in Wroxton and Balscote. There are 7 Councillors, with currently 6 council meetings per year and a precept of £10k + income from assets giving an annual budget of c£25k
The post involves preparing agendas for parish council meetings (up to 6 per year)
Taking and preparing minutes of the meetings, managing accounts and dealing with a modest level of administration, liaising with councillors, villagers and outside bodies and managing the administration of the Council's cemetery.
The successful candiddate should be reliable, enthusiastic and possess good administrative, communication and IT skills. The candidate should be able to prepare documents in Microsoft Word and Excel and keep the councillors updated by email. A computer and printer are supplied with the post.
The candidate should possess the ability to work successfully with residents, local authority departments and contractors.
For further information and a job description etc. please contact Cllr. Michael Robarts (Chairman) on 01295 730629 or by email.
Please provide a letter of application and a current CV via email to Cllr Robarts at Cllr.Robarts@gmail.com
Closing date for applications 18th January 2019 with interviews to follow shortly afterwards
EAST HAGBOURNE PARISH COUNCIL
PARISH CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER VACANCY
The Parish Council seeks to employ a home-based, part-time clerk, working a minimum of 10 hours per week. The position will be available with effect from the beginning of January 2019. The successful applicant will be responsible for organising the monthly evening parish council meetings, supporting the parish councillors, managing the parish cemetery and managing the Council finances. Full details of the job are set out in the further particulars which are available on request.
The applicant should possess excellent administration, communication and IT skills (particularly Word and Excel).
Salary will be NJC Pay Spine, point 26 - £23,866pa - pro-rata for hours worked.
Full details of the position are available from Cllr Derek Button,
Applications should be made by email and be supported by your CV.
The closing date for applications is 30th November 2018. Interviews will take place early in December.
BALDONS PARISH COUNCIL - Clerk to the Parish Council
Hours: 4 hours per week subject to review working from home
Salary: currently SCPoint 21 at £10.676 per hour and could be negotiable for the right candidate
Travelling and other approved expenses will be paid in addition.
Training as to the specific duties of the Clerk will be given as necessary
The position is very important both to support councillors and the Council.
We are a small friendly community of 458 (2011 census) residents in Marsh Baldon and Toot Baldon. There are 6 councillors, with currently 6 council meetings per year and a relatively small precept and financial turnover
We have recently completed our Neighbourhood Plan.
The post involves preparing agendas for Parish Council meetings (up to 6 per year)
Taking and preparing minutes of the meetings, managing accounts and dealing with a modest level of administration .Liaising with councillors , villagers and outside bodies
The successful candidate should be reliable, enthusiastic and possess good administrative, communication and IT skills. The candidate should be able to prepare documents in Microsoft Word and Excel and keep the councillors updated by email.
The candidate should possess the ability to work successfully with residents, Local Authority departments and contractors.
How to apply
For further information and job description etc. please contact Cllr. Dorothy Tonge (Chair) on 01865 343234.
Please provide a letter of application and a current CV via e-mail to Cllr. Dorothy Tonge at email@example.com
Deadline 7th December 2018
Interview date to be arranged
PARISH CLERK / RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER
Council: Blackbird Leys Parish Council
Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer for Blackbird Leys Parish Council
The Parish Council is seeking a highly motivated candidate for the vacancy of Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.
Blackbird Leys in Oxford has a population over 13,100 and is one of 14 larger parish councils in Oxfordshire. The annual precept is set at £31,800 and the main aim of the Parish Council is to help serve the vibrant and active community through its successful grant giving programme.
In order to fulfil its duties a Clerk is needed with an average of 6.5 hours per week and salary in accordance with the National Joint Salary LC2, salary points 30-34, depending upon experience and relevant qualifications such as CiLCA. A local government pension scheme and training budget are also available.
This position is home-based and will require access to office space and broadband. The Parish Council will provide the successful applicant with a computer, printer and home-working allowance.
The successful applicant will have a flexible, motivated attitude and be confident with minute taking, dealing with correspondence and the public. A working knowledge of Parish Council procedures and administration is preferred but not essential, as training will be provided for the right candidate. Strong IT and organisational skills are essential for this role as is good literacy and financial management. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate personal qualities of integrity, discretion, objectivity and impartiality.
The Clerk, who is also the Responsible Financial Officer, undertakes the role of managing the Council’s finances, including the preparation of annual accounting statements. The Council meets in Blackbird Leys Community Centre on the last Tuesday of every month apart from August.
A full job description is available upon request with applications to be made by sending a covering letter and CV to the Clerk, Georgina Morgan-Denn firstname.lastname@example.org by the 20th October 2018.
The Parish Council is looking a candidate who can ideally start immediately to ensure a sufficient handover period can take place.
Parish Clerk vacancy
The Parish Council seeks to employ a home-based, part-time parish clerk, working a minimum of 6 hours per week. The successful applicant will have to organise monthly parish council meetings, support parish councillors, maintain accounts and manage the village hall. A full list of responsibilities is available on request.
The applicant must have excellent administration, IT and communication skills.
Salary will be in the region of £9.81 - 10.95 per hour (SCP 18-22), although applications will be considered outside this range depending upon suitability for the role.
Please email your CV and a covering letter to the Chair, Cllr. Jim Donahue, email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st October 2018. Interviews will be held in early November.
South Stoke Parish Council
PARISH COUNCIL CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER VACANCY
South Stoke Parish Council is seeking applications for the post of Clerk / RFO.
Working from home
Hours: Approx. 25 hours a month (subject to review)
Salary: NJC Scale LC1 or 2, starting point depending upon experience and transferable skills.
The Clerk provides administrative and clerical support to the Council and, as the Responsible Financial Officer, will be required to manage the Council’s finances. Duties will include:
You will be required to work from home and attend evening meetings once a month. You must be computer literate, have some administrative experience and able to maintain accurate accounts
Candidates must possess a high standard of oral and written communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office software (particularly Word and Excel), be capable of working independently and have the ability to deal with a range of issues.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply please contact the Chairman:
Bryan Urbick - telephone 07740 781292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or the Clerk: Colin Ratcliff - email email@example.com
Sibford Gower Parish Council
Vacancy for the post of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Applications are invited for the part-time position of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Sibford Gower Parish Council. We are a small but friendly community, with an electorate of just under 400. There are currently four Councillors with a co-option to be made in due time later in the year.
The successful applicant will maintain the accounts of the Council and oversee payments to local contractors; be the principal point of contact with the local District Council for planning purposes and prepare the paperwork for and organise the quarterly parish council meetings and the annual parish meeting; and provide guidance and professional support to parish councillors. We enjoy a partnership with the local Town Estates charity for which the applicant too would be the principal point of contact.
At their last meeting, the newly elected Councillors spent some time on the importance of the Council developing its relevance as a forum for village residents to reflect together on matters of importance to them. The successful applicant would be expected to be very much part of that development, and to contribute to the ongoing aspirations the Council have for greater liaison and collaboration with our sister council in Sibford Ferris with whom we share a website.
The applicant will work from home and must be self-motivated and have excellent administration, IT and communication skills. Previous experience is desirable but not essential. Training, support and advice is available from the Parish’s membership of the Oxfordshire Association of Local Councils, and the relationship between local councils and Cherwell District Council is also a highly supportive one.
The post is notionally for 5 hours per week and will include attendance at Council meetings, currently held in the village’s Primary School, but the hours are otherwise flexible and include normal paid personal and statutory holiday provision.
Salary for the year is presently set at £2,627.82 being based on the NALC National Salary Award rates for 2018/19 at LCI Spinal Column Point 19. This would be subject to review on an annual basis.
Applicants should e-mail their CV and an expression of interest in a covering letter to Cllr Tony Skowronski at:
tony skowronski firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is 5.30pm Friday 31st August 2018. Interviews will be held in the first week in September.
Appleton with Eaton Parish Council
Vacancy for Clerk to the Parish Council/Responsible Financial Officer
40 hours per month. These hours are generally flexible except for the monthly meeting of the parish council and the sub-committee meeting which is every second month.
£ salary (range) & other key benefits
Salary to be agreed, depending on qualifications and experience, within the national guidelines.
The job is at the heart of the community and the successful applicant will work with a team of 7 dynamic and dedicated parish councillors and support them in their efforts to improve the parish and the facilities.
The primary role of the Clerk is to provide administrative support. This includes agenda preparation, preparing for the monthly meetings, minute taking and also to advise the council on legal, personnel, planning and any other relevant matters.
The role of Responsible Financial Officer is to maintain the parish council’s accounts. This will require working with Excel spreadsheets.
Applicants will need to be computer literate, have access to the internet, be familiar with minute taking and knowledge of bookkeeping is desirable but not essential.
The council provides all computer equipment and telephone.
Training will be provided as well as a handover period with the current clerk.
If you require further information please contact the current clerk: email@example.com or 01865 596272.
· Computer literacy and experience including Word and Excel
· Good office management skills
· Self-reliant and self-motivated
· Experience of handling confidential information
· Able to attend evening meetings and demonstrate flexibility as required
· Good written and oral communication skills, ability to minute meetings
· 5 GCSEs or equivalent A-C including Maths and English
· Previous local government experience
· Ability to understand the legal framework in which the parish council operates
· Driving license, car owner and ability to travel
· A recognised qualification in local government administration
How to apply
Please email a CV with details of relevant work experience and names of two references with a covering letter to the Parish Clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: 7th September 2018