Vacancies

Malmesbury Town Council

Town Clerk

37 Hours per week

Salary scale SCP 33 -36 (£35,934 - £38,813)  

Malmesbury, an historically important, vibrant and developing town with a population of 5,500, is seeking a new Town Clerk to join our Town Council in April 2019.

The Town Clerk is the Proper Officer and designated Responsible Finance Officer of the Council. They also advise the Town Council on legal, operational, policy and strategic matters, assist in the formation of its overall strategy and policies, support effective decision making and are responsible for the effective management of our resources.

The Town Council is committed to providing our community with excellent services and to promoting the success of our town. Our growing range of services includes Town Hall operation and hire, play areas and community spaces, a Tourist and Community Information centre, a cemetery, some litter management and a range of events and town promotion activities. We are also a statutory consultee on local planning matters. Our eight employed staff work across management, administration, groundswork and maintenance functions and are complemented by a small team of tourist/ town information workers.

To be successful in this role you will combine strong relevant technical knowledge and experience with positive and effective leadership, management, influencing and communication skills. Ideally you will also have had direct facilities management and development responsibility and experience of building and sustaining revenue streams to supplement precept receipts. You will also have a strong interest in working collaboratively with other organisations across our community to help Malmesbury achieve its ambitions.

For an application pack please download details from our website www.malmesbury.gov.uk or email jeff.penfold@malmesbury.gov.uk

Closing date: Midday Monday 7th January 2019. Interviews will be held on January 29th and 30th 2019.

Broad Town Parish Council

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Broad Town Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk.

The job is part time with an average of 5 hours per week (which will fluctuate in line with workload). Remuneration is subject to skill level and experience. A job description is available on application.

This position is home based and the candidate will require access to a room/desk space, file storage space and a broadband/phone connection.  The post-holder will be provided with a laptop and scanner printer exclusively for Parish Council use. This will remain the property of the Parish Council though you will be expected to insure it in your home. The Parish Council will reimburse any additional insurance costs for this equipment.

The Clerk is reimbursed for consumable expenses. The successful applicant will be flexible in their approach to the work and be capable of minute taking and correspondence. A working knowledge of Parish Council procedures and/or public administration is desirable but not essential as training is available.  The successful candidate will be expected to complete a Certificate in Local Council Administration within 12 months of taking up the post. The Parish Council will fund this training.  Good literacy and IT skills are essential as are the qualities of integrity and impartiality.

The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) and is responsible for managing the Council’ finances and accountancy, preparing meeting agendas and supporting papers, attending and providing advice at meetings, taking minutes and overseeing the completion of actions arising. The Parish Council meet each month in the evenings on the second Monday of the month in the Village Hall with occasional extraordinary meetings as required: this includes the Annual Parish Meeting (the meeting for the electors held in March each year and the Annual Meeting held in May each year).

The salary for the post is in accordance with the current National Joint Salary Scale LC1, salary points 18 to 22, and is calculated pro rata for 5 hours (subject to on-going review), with reference to the standard working week for local government staff of 37 hours. Current hourly rates range from £9.392 (point 18) to £10.739 (point 22).

For further information please contact the Chairman Councillor Mrs J Jordan, jjordanbtpc@gmailcom.  Please apply in writing with a personal statement and CV via email, to the Chairman Councillor Mrs J Jordan.

The Closing Date for applications is 19 December 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be required to come for a face to face interview on 7 January 2019.

 

Ogbourne St George Parish Council

PART TIME (5 HOURS PER WEEK)

PARISH CLERK / RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

The Parish Council is seeking a highly motivated candidate for the vacancy of Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

Ogbourne St George near to Marlborough in Wiltshire is in the North Wessex Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has a population of approximately 450 residents and the annual precept was set at £11,989. 

In order to fulfil its duties a Clerk is needed with an average of 5 hours per week and salary in accordance with the National Joint Salary LC1 SCP15-20 (£9.34-£10.30 per hour), depending upon experience and relevant qualifications such as CiLCA.

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 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 Ogbourne St George Village Hall on the second Thursday six times per year, with occasional extra meetings.

Further details from and applications of a CV and a Personal Statement should be sent to:

Mrs Georgina Morgan-Denn, BA (Hons), PSLCC

Parish Clerk

Email: parishclerk@ogbournestgeorge.org.uk

Closing date for applications is 30 December 2018 with interviews taking place during the first week of January 2019. The Parish Council is looking for a candidate who can ideally start immediately to ensure a sufficient handover period takes place.

 

Lyneham and Bradenstoke Parish Council

A vacancy has occurred for a Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer

The Parish Council is seeking to fill this vital role from early July 2017. Lyneham and Bradenstoke has 2644 persons registered on the Electoral Register and an annual Precept of £44,000.

The job is part time with an average of 12 hours per week, (which may be flexible depending on fluctuations in work load). Remuneration is subject to skill level and experience, within the Council's budget. A full job description is available on application.

This position is home based and the candidate will require access to room/desk space, file storage space, personal computing/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 Council meets on the second Tuesday of every month apart from January and August when there is no meeting unless required. The meetings are mainly held in St Michaels Church Hall Lyneham apart from in February and November when they are held at Bradenstoke Village Hall. There may also be occasional extraordinary meetings as required; this includes the Annual Parish Meeting held in May each year.

The salary for the post is in accordance with the current National Joint Salary Scale LC1, salary points 18 to 22, and is calculated pro rata for 12 hours, with reference to the standard working week for local government staff of 37 hours. For further information please contact the Clerk. To apply – please write a letter, including a concise personal statement and send it for the attention of the Chairman, Geoff Jackson-Haines – 14 Argosy Road, Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 4AP

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