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.