Vacancies

Durrington Town Council

Facilities Coordinator

Durrington Town Council is looking for a Facilities Coordinator. The role entails:

  • Marketing of Council Facilities.
  • Updating the Town Council’s web site and Facebook account.
  • Inventory control and ordering of goods.
  • Assisting councillors in regular inspection of facilities.
  • Assisting Councillors in Fire checks.
  • Collating reports of faults and liaising with the clerk to effect repairs.
  • Maintaining Cemetery records.
  • Maintaining the Council’s Asset register.

Knowledge of property maintenance would be an advantage.

The hours are 10 hours per week and are flexible (upon agreement).

Rates of pay are negotiable, depending upon experience, in accordance with the National Association of Local Council’s pay scales.

Please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to:

Durrington Town Council, Village Hall, High Street, Durrington SP4 8AD,

Or email clerk@durringtontowncouncil.gov.uk.

Durrington Town Council

Clerk Vacancy

Durrington Town Council is looking for a Clerk to the Council in the Town Council office.

The role entails drafting agendas and minutes for meetings, handling correspondence, overseeing members of staff, advising councillors, managing financial accounts, including Payroll, and general office duties.

IT skills an advantage.

The hours are 25 hours per week with a requirement for up to 3 evenings per month (2-3 hours) when public meetings are held.

Rates of pay are negotiable, depending upon experience in accordance with the National Association of Local Council’s pay scales.

Please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to:

Durrington Town Council, Village Hall, High Street, Durrington SP4 8AD

Or email clerk@durringtontowncouncil.gov.uk.

Potterne Parish Council

Vacancy for a Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer

The current Clerk is leaving at the beginning of May, and the Parish Council is seeking to fill this vital role.

The job is for part-time employment, for an annualised average of 10 hours per week (including paid leave). The salary is based on NJC Scales and is dependent upon experience and qualifications and subject to PAYE as applicable. A full job description is available on application.

This position is home based and the Parish Council will provide a laptop. The candidate will require access to room/desk space, file storage space, printing and a broadband/phone connection. The Clerk is reimbursed for all consumable expenses which arise.

The successful applicant will have a flexible outlook and should be confident with 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 to the position as are the personal qualities of integrity, discretion, objectivity and impartiality.

The Clerk, who is also the responsible Financial Officer, is responsible for managing the Council’s finances and accountancy, preparing meeting agendas and supporting papers, attending and providing advice at meetings, taking minutes and completing actions arising. The Parish Council operates a website which is also managed by the Clerk. The Clerk is also the main point of contact for the management of the cemetery.

The Council meets each month in the evenings of the first Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall with occasional extraordinary meetings as required; this includes the Annual Parish Meeting held in April/May each year.

For further information please contact the current Clerk, Liz Starling on 01380 725658 or clerk@potterne.info. To apply – please write a letter, including a concise personal statement detailing experience and send it for the attention of the current Clerk, Liz Starling, 1 Charter Close, Devizes SN10 2SJ or email: clerk@potterne.info

Closing date: Midday, 3 April 2020         Interview date: To be arranged

Ferndown Town Council

Appointment of Town Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Salary: £39,782 - £43,662 (depending on experience)

Full time (37 hours per week)

Ferndown Town Council is one of the largest Town Council’s in Dorset with a population of 26,559. It is overseen by 17 councillors, including the Town Mayor, across 7 parish wards. The Council is also the sole trustee for the King George’s Field Charity, a 50 acre playing area of open space set aside in perpetuity for sport and recreation.

The Council is seeking to appoint a forward-thinking Town Clerk who can manage the Council’s statutory requirements as its Proper Officer, lead the staff team and promote the interests and development of the town. Strong leadership qualities are essential in order to help the Council develop strategically.

This is a particularly exciting time for the Town Council following its decision to take over the management of Ferndown’s community centre based in the town centre. We are therefore looking for an excellent team-builder to enthuse and motivate an expanding team.

As you would be the Responsible Financial Officer for the Town Council, the successful candidate will have a proven track record in financial management. Experience of payroll procedures, financial management and budget setting is a must.

The Town Clerk may also be required to undertake the duties and responsibilities commensurate with the post of Administrator to The King George V Charity.

The successful candidate will preferably be CiLCA qualified, but consideration will be given to a suitable candidate willing to obtain the qualification within 12 months of appointment. Local Government experience would also be an advantage.

Whilst most of your hours will be office-based during the week, you will need to be flexible to attend events outside of your normal working hours including occasional weekends. You will be required to work some evenings to accommodate Council & Committee meetings, which you will be responsible for clerking.

How to apply:

To apply for the position, please submit the following documents which can be downloaded from www.ferndown.gov.uk:

  1. Application Form
  2. Application Monitoring Form

The job description and person specification can also be downloaded from www.ferndown.gov.uk.

Preferably completed documents should be sent via email to secretary@ferndown.gov.uk

Alternatively, you may hand deliver or post the documents to:

Acting Town Clerk, Ferndown Town Council, Barrington Centre, Pennys Walk, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9TH

Applications must be returned by: MONDAY 16 MARCH 2020 (MIDDAY)

Interviews will be held: WEEK COMMENCING 23 MARCH 2020

For an informal discussion please contact Tina Dudley, Acting Town Clerk, on 01202 892249.

Keevil Parish Council

 

Keevil Parish Council is looking to appoint a part time Parish Clerk/ Responsible Finance Officer.

Overall Responsibilities

The clerk to the parish council will be the Proper Officer of the council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority’s Proper Officer.

Other duties will include the preparation of agenda papers, taking minutes, dealing with correspondence, liaising with contractors, and preparing budgets and financial accounts.

The Parish Council is the first tier of local government, sitting below the Wiltshire Council and is responsible for the maintenance of the village’s footpaths, playing field, whilst commenting on local planning applications and many other matters.

Hours: Part time, permanent – 5 hours per week (including bi-monthly meetings).

Salary based on NJC Scales and is dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Qualifications:

Word and Excel experience is essential; Book Keeping and previous local government experience advantageous. 

CiLCA qualified preferred (or training support towards the qualification will be provided.).

Applications and CV should be submitted to Richard Mills (Clerk) at

richardj39@hotmail.co.uk by midnight on 21st February 2020.