Vacancies

Central Swindon North Parish Council

MANAGER/RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

37 hours per week to include evening work

Local Government Scale (SCP 52 – 55) depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications are invited for the post of Manager/Responsible Financial Officer.

The Parish of Central Swindon North came into being following elections on 4 May 2017. The Parish covers the north of the centre of Swindon, which is mainly an urban area. The parish has a population of approximately 30,000 and a budget of just over £1 million.

The Parish Council has 16 Councillors and is very keen to move forward with a number of projects which include the transfer of community facilities from Swindon Borough Council.

The Manager/RFO will be responsible for managing the day to day business of the council including all the records of the Council and the administration of its finances.

The Manager/RFO will also be responsible for the management of staff based in the office and the probability of an outside team that may be established from April 2018.

The successful applicant should have excellent communication and organisational skills, a sound financial background including knowledge of accounting and payroll packages together with experience of managing staff.

Applicants will need to have working knowledge of Charity Commission rules and five years experience in advising approved trusts and trustees together with a working knowledge of Community Groups organised in the Parish.

An application pack is available from the website

www.centralswindonnorth-pc.gov.uk

Closing date for applications is 20 December 2017. Interviews being held in the first week of January 2018.

West Tisbury Parish Council

PART-TIME CLERK and RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

West Tisbury Parish Council requires a part-time Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, preferably experienced, for 16 hours per month commencing no later than 1st March 2018.

Applicants work from home but must attend eleven Council meetings per year which are held in the evening on the first Thursday of each month (except for August).  Very occasionally additional meetings may be held.

The successful candidate is not necessarily required to have local government experience but will be expected to handle the formal agendas, minutes, accounts and correspondence of the Council.

Computer skills are essential, and you will be reasonable for overseeing the setting up and maintaining of a website for the Council.

Salary in accordance with experience and Local Council pay scales for Clerks - between £9.32 and £11.77 per hour.   Basic working from home allowance is paid and other expenses where required.

Further details and a job description are available on request.   Applicants should send their C.V. and a coving letter by email to the current Parish Clerk, Simon Pritchard - Email: westtisburypc@aol.co.uk (Tel: 07792 478960)

The closing date for applications is: 25th January 2018

Upavon Parish Council

Parish Clerk Vacancy

Upavon Parish Council is seeking to appoint a part-time Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer following the resignation of their current Clerk – approximately 7.5 hours per week. Duties will include administration and financial control, arranging and attending Meetings, Minute taking and dealing with correspondence.

The new Clerk will work from home and should be computer literate using Word and Excel.

For further information contact the present Clerk on 01980 630059 or upavonclerk@outlook.com .

Please email applications and brief CV covering relevant information or post to the present Clerk, Mr Jon Mulroy, 24   High Street, Upavon, PEWSEY, Wilts, SN9 6EA.

Closing date for applications 10th January 2018.

 

Cherhill Parish Council

CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

Applications are invited for this position working from home. The successful candidate must be able to work on their own initiative and in partnership with councillors. The Parish of Cherhill consists of the villages of Cherhill and Yatesbury in North Wiltshire.

Overall responsibilities: The successful candidate will act as advisor to, and administrator for, the Parish Council. The Clerk will ensure that all legal, statutory, financial and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed, all Council meetings are properly administered and the business of the Council is correctly executed. The Clerk will act as the point of contact for the Council and liaise with external agencies including Wiltshire Council. In addition to the standard duties laid out above, the incumbent will administer the finances of the Council as the designated Responsible Financial Officer. A full job description is available at www.cherhill.org/new/clerk

Skills required: Good written and oral communication, literacy, familiarity with electronic communications (including email and the internet) plus competence with basic business software including MS Word and Excel. Administrative, financial and organisational skills are vital, as is the ability to learn quickly on the job. Previous experience of local government and council administration is desirable but not essential. When required, the successful candidate will be expected to undertake training which will be funded by the Parish Council.

Work is primarily home-based with a monthly evening meeting in either Cherhill or Yatesbury which the Clerk must attend. Hours: Variable but averaging 25 hours per calendar month.

Annual Leave: 20 days plus Bank Holidays, pro rata

Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience but in the range NALC SCP15 – SCP 22, equating to £232.50 - £265.80 per calendar month.

Interviews Week beginning 8th January 2018

Closing date for applications: 15th December 2017 To see a full job specification and to download an application form go to www.cherhill.org/new/clerk

Latton Parish Council

A vacancy will soon occur for a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

The current Clerk is looking to step down after 6 years in post, and the Parish Council is seeking to fill this important role from 1st April 2018.

The job is part time with an average of 3.5 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, personal computing/printing and a broadband/phone connection. 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. 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 meets on alternate months in the evenings of the second Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall with 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 3.5 hours, 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 Clerk. To apply, please write a personal statement and send it the current Clerk, Bev Blunden, whose email address is clerk@lattonparishcouncil.org.uk or phone 01793 750801

 

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