WROUGHTON PARISH COUNCIL

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CLERK/RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

37 hours per week to include evening work

 Local Government Scale (SCP 28 – 32) £31,371.00 - £34,788.00 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.

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

The Parish of Wroughton is close to the Marlborough Downs and the Ridgeway National Trail. It is a large village with around 8,500 residents situated in the North of Wiltshire. The village has a large rural hinterland as well as the village centre.

The Parish Council has 15 Councillors and is very active, with a number of projects being delivered over the last few years. Wroughton was the first parish in Swindon to complete a Neighbourhood Plan. We are seeking a Clerk/RFO with the vision and skills to continue to work proactively for the benefit of our Parish and its residents.

The Clerk/RFO will be responsible for managing the day to day business of the council, including the production of agendas and minutes for all council meetings and committees, liaising with outside bodies, as well as providing advice and implementing the council’s decisions. A knowledge of the workings of local government is essential.

The Clerk/RFO will also be responsible for all the financial transactions and records of the Council and the administration of its finances.

The Clerk/RFO will be responsible for the management of all staff.

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 should hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or be willing to work towards the qualification.

An application pack is available from the Parish Office, Ellendune Community Centre, Barrett Way, Wroughton, Wiltshire SN4 9LW or the Wroughton Parish Council website www.wroughton,gov.uk.

Telephone number (01793) 814735 or e-mail clerk@wroughton.gov.uk

Applications from internal candidates are welcomed.

The closing date for applications is 13 September 2019 with interviews being held in the week commencing 23 September 2019.