Ogbourne St George Parish Council



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.