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Sydenham Parish Council - Clerk/RFO vacancy

Posted: 26th November 2018, 3:56 PM


 

Seeking job flexibility? Wanting to work from home?

 

Sydenham Parish Council is seeking a Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer to support their activities in the local community.

 

This would be for 25 hours per month on an annual salary of £23,866 pro rata

(The current salary point SCP 26 within the LC2 range in the NALC pay scale as set out in the 2004 National Agreement on Salaries and Conditions of Service of Local Council Clerks in England and Wales).

This equates to £12.40 an hour.

The role is predominately home based, with a minimum of 11 Parish Council meetings per year.

Key duties include:

·         Supporting the Council in carrying out its functions in accordance with the council’s policies  & procedures

·         Responsibility for the operation of the Council including how meetings are conducted, drawing up agendas, ensuring meeting minutes are accurately recorded and communications

·         Implement the decisions of the Council & provide independent, objective professional advice, information & administrative support

·         Manage the council activities & finances effectively, including preparation of the end of year accounts

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. You should also possess the ability to work successfully with residents, Local Authority departments and contractors.

As the Clerk you will be an integral part of this friendly team, making a significant contribution, while enjoying endlessly varied work. Previous experience in a similar role is desirable, but not essential, as training will be provided. The Council is also happy to work with a current Clerk to another council who may wish to take on some more hours.

 

If you are interested, then please send us a brief resume and why you believe you would be good in the role by 6th January 2019 to the interim Parish Clerk at parishcouncil@sydenhamvillage.co.uk.

Shenington with Alkerton Parish Council, Vacancy for Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Posted: 26th November 2018, 3:54 PM


Shenington with Alkerton Parish Council

Vacancy for Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

 

Location:        Home based plus attendance at eleven Parish Council meetings per year.

The Parish Council meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm.

Hours:                        4 – 5 hours per week.

Salary:            LCI of the National Joint Council for Local Government Services which starts at £9.341 per hour plus expenses.

The Role:       The Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer provides clerical and financial support to the Parish Council. The clerk also takes minutes at Parish Council meetings and gives procedural advice where needed. Training will be given.

Duties:           

  • Preparing agendas and writing minutes at Parish Council meetings.
  • Providing advice during meetings as to the correct organisation or individuals to correspond with in relation to particular matters.
  • Corresponding with organisations and individuals as agreed during meetings or as requested at other times by the Parish Council.
  • Ensuring councillors are aware of Planning Applications and that they are responded to in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring that the Parish Council finances are managed and accurately maintained.
  • Preparing an annual budget in agreement with the councillors and reporting income and expenditure against this budget.
  • Reporting PAYE and VAT.
  • Preparing year end accounts and ensuring that they are completed and audited in a timely manner.
  • Updating the Parish Council website including the agenda and minutes of meetings.

Skills:            

  • Good communication skills
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Good computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets and email.

Pre-requisite: Access to the internet at home

Please email your CV and/or a covering letter to:

Gill Smith, Vice Chair Shenington with Alkerton Parish Council:  gills.sheningtonwithalkertonpc@gmail.com

 

If you have any questions about the role you are welcome to email Gill Smith (details as above) or Gill Marshall, Parish Councillor Shenington with Alkerton Parish Council: gillm.sheningtonwithalkertonpc@gmail.com 01295 678447.

Claydon with Clattercote Parish Council - Clerk/RFO

Posted: 16th November 2018, 1:34 PM


PARISH COUNCIL CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER VACANCY

Claydon with Clattercote Parish Council is seeking applications for the post of Clerk / RFO. 

Working from home

Hours: 15 per month

Salary: NJC Scale LC1 or 2 (£9.341 to £12.404 per hour), starting point depending upon experience and transferable skills.

Job Description

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:

  • Managing the meetings of the council meetings and trustee meetings including preparing the agenda, taking the minutes, monitoring actions and decisions
  • Ensuring planning applications are considered, and submitting responses to the District Council
  • Managing the Parish Council’s finances, preparation of accounts and reconciliation, payroll and PAYE, payment of invoices, banking, end of year accounts, submission of accounts for external audit, VAT reclaim, preparing for budget review and precept
  • Dealing with a variety of correspondence and public notices

Qualities

You will be required to work from home and attend evening meetings on the second Tuesday of every other 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:

To apply please send your C.V. with a covering letter before 5pm on 14th December to the clerk - cwcclerk@outlook.com

Or for further information please call or e-mail the clerk (Kirsty Buttle) on

01295 275372 or email cwcclerk@outlook.com

 

Curbridge and Lew Parish Council - Clerk & RFO

Posted: 16th November 2018, 1:12 PM


Curbridge & Lew Parish Council

 

Curbridge & Lew Parish Council seek a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

We are a small Council with six Parish Councillors and a population of about 600 residents.

Hours: 5.5 Hours a week

 

The salary is £11.50 per hour.

 

The successful candidate will provide 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:

  • Managing the meetings of the Council including preparing the Agenda, taking the minutes, monitoring actions and decisions.
  • Ensuring planning applications are considered, and submitting responses to the District Council.
  • Managing the Parish Council’s finances, preparation of accounts and reconciliation, payroll and PAYE, payment of invoices, banking, end of year accounts, submission of accounts for audit, VAT reclaim, preparing for budget review and precept.
  • Dealing with a variety of correspondence and public notices

Qualities

You will be required to work from home and attend evening meetings once a month.  You must be computer literate, have administrative experience and be 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.

 

For more information please phone the Chairman on 07779 934596 or Vice Chairman on 07974 247513.

 

Please email your CV and covering letter to Glenn Gannon (Chairman) at curbridgepc@hotmail.co.uk

The closing date for the application is 21st December 2018.

Interview date – to be confirmed.

 

 

 

Hornton Parish Council - Clerk & RFO

Posted: 15th November 2018, 2:52 PM


 

Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer to Hornton Parish Council

Location: home

Hours: 6 per week

Salary: £12.36 an hour plus £8 monthly home working payment and expenses for stationary, postage and travel.

The Parish Council is looking for someone able to take over as Clerk with responsibility for all administrative aspects of the Council and to act as Responsible Financial Officer.

 

The Clerical role is varied and interesting. Duties include producing of agendas and minutes for all meetings, carrying out all the Council's decisions and advising the Council on procedural matters (help is available from various sources).  There are seven meetings a year in total (February, two in April, AGM in May, July, September and November). They usually take place on Monday evenings at 7.30pm and the clerk would be expected to attend. Most other duties can be performed from home.

 

The Responsible Financial Officer’s work includes

  •  dealing with the payment of bills (predominantly on-line)
  •  managing the computerised accounts and preparing updates for meetings
  • producing an annual budget and preparing the annual audit
  •  dealing with VAT claims
  •  payment of the Clerk’s salary through the PAYE system with HM Revenue & Customs


Good systems are already in place for dealing with all this and a laptop is provided. 

 

Qualities

 

The ideal candidate will have good organisational, interpersonal and computer skills, including knowledge of Excel spreadsheets.  Internet access and use is essential as most returns, correspondence and dealings with Parish, District and County Councils are done on-line or by email.

 

Ideally we would want the clerk to start in December to allow for a hand-over with the current clerk who has done the job for the last five years.

 

How to apply

Contact John Offord, Chairman of Hornton Parish Council. Tel: (01295) 678204 or email:   cllr.offord@hornton.org.uk

 

Deadline   23rd November 2018

 

Interview date                        As soon as possible after the 26th November

Wroxton & Balscote Parish Council, Clerk to the Council

Posted: 13th November 2018, 8:32 AM


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 - Clerk and RFO

Posted: 1st November 2018, 10:42 AM


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,

derekbutton987@btinternet.com

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.

Whitchurch on Thames Parish Council Vacancy for part time Clerk

Posted: 28th September 2018, 9:30 AM


Whitchurch-on-Thames  Parish Council

 

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, cllrdonahue.whitchurchonthames@gmail.com.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st October 2018. Interviews will be held in early November.