Vacancies

Tilshead Parish Council

PARISH CLERK / RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

PART TIME (4 HOURS PER WEEK)

The Parish Council is seeking a highly motivated candidate for the vacancy of Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

Tilshead is a village, with approximately 140 houses and 350 people it is located on the A360 Salisbury to Devizes road and is completely surrounded by military training land, where the annual precept is currently set at £6300.

In order to fulfil its duties a Clerk is needed with an average of 4 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 homeworking 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 Tilshead Village Hall on the second Tuesday of each month 10 times per year, with occasional extra meetings, no meeting in January and August.

Further details and applications of a CV and a Personal Statement should be sent to:

Mr Adam Harris, Chairman - Email: tilsheadpc@gmail.com

Closing date for applications is Friday 22nd February with interviews taking place during the first week of March. The Parish Council is looking for a candidate who can ideally start immediately to ensure a sufficient handover period takes place.

Laverstock and Ford Parish Council

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Invitation to Tender:

External Review into Staff Capacity, Sub-Groups and Decision-Making Structures

Laverstock & Ford Parish (incorporating Laverstock, Ford, Bishopdown Farm, Hampton Park, Riverdown Park, Old Sarum, Longhedge and parts of Milford) is a progressive community of four very different localities adjoining the City of Salisbury, Wiltshire. It has a very ancient historic association which first linked the localities in to one administrative Parish but what keeps us together is a sense of community.

In 2016 our residents in the three thousand seven hundred plus households overwhelmingly voted to be managed by the collective administration of the Parish Council. Crucial to our ethos is that parish councillors serve as individuals and not as members of political parties. Decisions are made by the Parish Council in the best interest of our residents.

The Parish Council takes its responsibility of being the smallest unit of local government very seriously. It consults widely on important issues and believes very strongly that as well as being good at listening it must keep the residents well informed about what is happening around and about. Part of that process is our Parish Newsletter which is a bi-monthly publication along with our website.   www.laverstock-ford.co.uk

We have several ‘Open Space’ developments taking place as a result of successful section 106 agreements at Old Sarum, Longhedge and Riverdown Park. Many volunteers work with the Parish Council, most pertinently on our Neighbourhood Plan which will replace the current Parish Plan and the development of the Management Plan relating to the new Castle Hill Country Park.

We are a proud parish council determined to serve our residents with respect and expediency. Currently our precept is one of the lowest in the County. Our working environment is changing and challenging; hence we are looking to the future and wish to commission the review to ensure we can continue to be the best.

If you believe you have the skills and expertise to lead this review, then please write to the Parish Clerk setting out your methodology, timetable including knowledge, skills and experience of this sector. The costs of this review will be agreed at interview.

Closing date: Friday 8th March 2019

Frome Town Council

Cleaner/Caretaker (PART-TIME)

15 hours per week; NJC SCP 15-25: £17,972 to £23,111 pro-rata

Frome Town Hall is at the heart of Frome Town council and we want everyone in Frome to be proud it.

We are looking for two exceptional people to work alongside existing staff to keep the building to a high standard of cleanliness, maintain its lovely interior, and support Town Hall events where required.

If you like attention to detail, get pleasure from making things spick and span, and want to help give Frome Town Hall the attention she deserves, then get in touch! See below for an application pack and/or call Rachel Griffin 01373 475574 for an informal chat.

Closing date for applications: 9am on 15 February 2019

Interviews will take place: w/c 25 February 2019

Please visit our website for more details and an application pack: http://www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/jobs

Please complete both the application and monitoring form and send to dym@frometowncouncil.gov.uk

 

Erlestoke Parish Council

Vacancy for a Parish Clerk

The job is part time with an average of 16 hours per month (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 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 16 hours per month (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 current Clerk, Linda Roberts, erlestokepc@gmail.com.  Please apply in writing with a personal statement and CV via email, to the Clerk, Linda Roberts.

 

Upper Deverills Parish Council

Upper Deverills Parish Council requires a new Clerk. The Parish Council covers three villages to the south of Warminster and consists of 5 Councillors. The Council meets on the second Wednesday of alternate months and there may be some requirement to attend additional extraordinary meetings during the year.

The new clerk will be required to work primarily from home and the Parish Council will provide a laptop, but other equipment will need to be provided by the Clerk (an expenses claim can be made to defray these costs) The combined role is for approximately 20 hours a month and attracts a salary on NJC pay scales 2018/19 for part-time clerks at SCP15, increasing according to relevant qualifications or experience.

The Council is looking for someone with excellent admin and communication skills, an understanding of the responsibilities of a Parish Council, and experience of dealing with financial matters

The range of Parish Clerk duties includes: organising and attending evening council meetings, taking and producing minutes of meetings, implementing and monitoring the decisions of the Council, and dealing with all correspondence, including emails received. Financial responsibilities include keeping accounts, paying invoices and receiving income, advising Councillors on annual budget preparation and preparing accounts for internal and external audit as appropriate in accordance with the Parish Council’s Financial Regulations.

Please contact the Parish Clerk Mrs CD Fordham at upperdeverills@gmail.com or phone 01747 873168 for full details of the position and an application form. Closing date for applications is 17 February 2019.