Potterne Parish Council

Vacancy for a Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer

The current Clerk is leaving at the beginning of May, and the Parish Council is seeking to fill this vital role.

The job is for part-time employment, for an annualised average of 10 hours per week (including paid leave). The salary is based on NJC Scales and is dependent upon experience and qualifications and subject to PAYE as applicable. A full job description is available on application.

This position is home based and the Parish Council will provide a laptop. The candidate will require access to room/desk space, file storage space, 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 Parish Council operates a website which is also managed by the Clerk. The Clerk is also the main point of contact for the management of the cemetery.

The Council meets each month in the evenings of the first Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall with occasional extraordinary meetings as required; this includes the Annual Parish Meeting held in April/May each year.

For further information please contact the current Clerk, Liz Starling on 01380 725658 or clerk@potterne.info. To apply – please write a letter, including a concise personal statement detailing experience and send it for the attention of the current Clerk, Liz Starling, 1 Charter Close, Devizes SN10 2SJ or email: clerk@potterne.info

Closing date: Midday, 3 April 2020         Interview date: To be arranged