Vacancies

Keevil Parish Council

A vacancy will occur for a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

The current Clerk is looking to step down after 15 years in post, and the Parish Council is seeking to fill this important role from 1st January 2018. Keevil has 372 persons registered on the Electoral Roll and an Annual Precept of £6,500.

The job is part time with an average of 4 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, personal computing/printing and a broadband/phone connection. 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. 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 meets on alternate months in the evenings of the first Monday of the month in the Village Hall with occasional extraordinary meetings as required: this includes the Annual Parish 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 4 hours, 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 Clerk. To apply please write a personal statement and send it the current Clerk whose Email address is georgefw.goodwin@gmail.com. The Closing date for applications is 31st October 2017.

Lyneham & Bradenstoke Parish Council

A vacancy has occurred for a Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer

The Parish Council is seeking to fill this vital role. Lyneham and Bradenstoke has 2,644 persons registered on the Electoral Roll and an annual Precept of £44,000.

The job is part time with an average of 12 hours per week, (which may be flexible depending on fluctuations in work load). Remuneration is subject to skill level and experience, within the Council's budget. A full job description is available on application.

This position is home based and the candidate will require access to room/desk space, file storage space, personal computing/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 Council meets on the second Tuesday of every month apart from January and August when there is no meeting unless required. The meetings are mainly held in St Michael's Church Hall Lyneham apart from in February and November when they are held at Bradenstoke Village Hall. There may also be occasional extraordinary meetings as required; this includes the Annual Parish 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 12 hours, with reference to the standard working week for local government staff of 37 hours. For further information please contact the Clerk. To apply – please write a letter, including a concise personal statement and send it for the attention of the current Clerk, Jacquie Henly – Jays Cottage, Compton Road, Hilmarton, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 8SG jacquie88@btinternet.com