Parish Council Vacancies

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STOURS PARISH COUNCIL

VACANCY FOR PARISH CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

The parish councils of Stour Provost, Todber, West Stour and East Stour known as 'The Stours Parish Council' are seeking a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to support the council.

Responsibilities include:

 

  • the preparation of agendas, taking minutes at parish council meetings, dealing with correspondence and keeping the council's website up to date and compliant with regulations. 
  • There are 6 evening meetings a year for the Stours Parish Council and 8 Parish evening meetings.
  • The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer whose duties include paying invoices, budgeting and accounting and preparing accounts for annual internal and external audit.
  • The retrieval of VAT and payment of PAYE.
  • In addition, the candidate will need to be able to upload information onto the website.
  • A Certificate of Local Council Administration or equivalent or the willingness to work towards it.
  • The Clerk will be the sole employee of the Council and have the ability to work alone. 
  • Hours to suit but number of hours to be agreed by the Council and Clerk.
  • Salary will be in accordance with the NJC scale -£20,092 - £24,012 pro-rata commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Please contact clerk@stours-pc.gov.uk for an application form.   

 

The post is for 32 hours per month, attending ten evening council meetings per annum and other meetings as and when required. The salary will be in accordance to the NJC scale LC1, commensurate with experience and qualifications, in the region of £4,200 per annum.

Closing date for applications : 30th November 2020

Handover will be January 2021

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BRYMPTON PARISH COUNCIL

VACANCY FOR PARISH CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

Salary in accordance with the NJC scale LC1 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Approximately 26.5 hours per week.

Applications are invited for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer Brympton Parish Council.

The Clerk is responsible for the administration of the business and finances of the Council.  The post includes some evening work and occasional attendance at community meetings and annual conferences.

Candidates will need:

 

  • Accurate administrative and financial skills, attention to detail.
  • Availability to attend monthly evening meetings.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Computer literate with confident knowledge of MS applications, internet, email and social media.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work alone, use of initiative.
  • Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or equivalent, or a willingness to work towards it or similar training courses.
  • An interest in community life.
  • A friendly and positive outlook.
The role is based at the Parish Office, The Forum, Abbey Manor, YEOVIL, Somerset.

For a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form, please call 01935 424332 or email clerk@brymptonparishcouncil.gov.uk

To apply please send your covering letter, CV and completed Application Form to The Parish Office, Abbey Community Centre, The Forum, YEOVIL,                      Somerset BA21 3TL or via email, as above.

 

Closing date for applications : 27th November 2020

First interviews will take place w/c 7th December 2020.  The handover for the post may begin on the 4th January 2021 but this date is negotiable if required.


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   PORTLAND TOWN COUNCIL   

Vacancy for Assistant Town Clerk

25 hours per week, by arrangement  -  Salary Scale NJC LC1 points 7 – 9  -  £19,554 to £20,344 pro rata 

Portland Town Council is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join a growing team in the role of Assistant Town Clerk. This is a busy, but interesting and highly rewarding part-time role with day to day duties that are extremely varied. A flexible attitude is a must, along with a willingness and aptitude to learn.

You will report to the Deputy Town Clerk but work closely with both the Deputy and Town Clerk as well as other staff members. A collaborative attitude is important, as is the ability to work under your own initiative whilst contributing to the overall success of the team. The council receives numerous enquiries from residents and strives to do its absolute best for the people of Portland. A courteous and helpful manner, and a genuine desire to help is therefore essential. 

If you think you have the skills and qualities we are looking for, please contact us for a job pack and application form. Please note we can only accept applications submitted on the form, although you are welcome to include your CV with your application.

Contact us on:

Tel: 01305 821638 (Monday to Thursday 10 am to 3pm)     Email: office@portlandtowncouncil.gov.uk

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 1st December, with interviews in week commencing 7th December. Where appropriate, in-person interviews will be conducted in strict accordance with social distancing guidance.

If you would like to discuss this vacancy, please give Portland Town Council a call on 01305 821638.

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BURTON BRADSTOCK PARISH COUNCIL

VACANCY FOR PARISH CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

Burton Bradstock is a large village on the West Dorset Coast. A proactive Parish Council owning land and buildings is seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer from 1 February 2021. The Council are keen to combine the two roles for a person with the right skills and experience.

The Parish Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Parish Council and must ensure that all statutory and other provisions affecting the running of the Council are undertaken properly. She/ he is the Council’s legal adviser, advising and assisting in policy decisions, and is responsible for the efficient and effective administration of the Parish Council’s business.

The Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) is accountable to the Parish Council for the effective management and control of Parish Council financial affairs. Candidates will need:

• Accurate administrative and financial skills, attention to detail,

• Availability to attend monthly evening meetings,

• Excellent communication skills and aptitude to meet deadlines,

• Computer literate with confident knowledge of MS applications, internet, email and social media.

• A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or equivalent, or a willingness to work towards it or similar training courses.

• An interest in community life and a friendly and positive outlook.

Both the Parish Clerk and RFO work primarily from home and largely under their own initiative. Both posts are part time with variable hours. The Parish Clerk role averages 25 – 30 hours per month, the RFO about 10 hours per month. Pay is based on the NJC salary rates. The minimum rates are NJC salary point LC2 Spinal Column Point 17-25 for the Parish Clerk, point 17-25 for the RFO depending on experience and qualifications.  

 

For further information including a Job Description please contact; theclerk@burtonbradstockparishcouncil.org

Applications should state how your abilities and experience equip you for the job and include a Curriculum Vita with two referees.

Applications should be sent by email to: ddixon@burtonbradstockparishcouncil.org Or in writing to Burton Bradstock Parish Council, Reading Room, High Street, Burton Bradstock, Dorset, DT6 4QA

Closing date for applications: 5 pm on 20 December 2020.

Interviews Week beginning 4th January 2021

 

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WAREHAM TOWN COUNCIL

VACANCY FOR DEPUTY TOWN CLERK

Salary Scale: SPC 34 – 36 (£37,890 - £39,880 per annum) (plus Local Government Pension Scheme. Full time: 37 hours per week.

 

The Town Council is seeking to appoint a forward thinking and proactive Deputy Town Clerk to support and deputise for the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer in undertaking the work of the Council, and to work closely and actively with the Clerk and elected members to develop services. The key duties and responsibilities are detailed in the job description and person specification below.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience and a track record of achievement, innovation and commitment to public service. They must also be motivated and community focused and possess sound communication and organisational skills.

A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification is essential, as is knowledge of local government organisation and procedures.

For an informal discussion about the post contact Vanessa Ricketts, Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer. Telephone 01929 553006 or 07496 109571 or email vanessa@wareham-tc.gov.uk

Download the Job Description & Person Specification here for further information the Town Council and position.

Download the Application Form here.  

 The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on 4 December 2020.

                                                                                         The provisional date for interviews is 17 December 2020.