Vacancies

 

 

POSTLING PARISH COUNCIL  

 

Postling Parish Council requires a Clerk/Proper Officer/Responsible Finance Officer.
 

This is a home based position for approx 4 hours per week, Salary based on National Scale.
 

The successful applicant will prepare agendas, keep minutes, keep financial records, and prepare accounts and budgets and communicate with Councillors. You will be expected to attend our bi-monthly meetings, usually on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm. The applicant must be computer literate and will use the Council's computer and printer, and will liaise with our web-master.
 

We are a small Parish with 7 Councillors and conduct our business in a friendly manner.

 

Applicants should contact the Chairman, Cllr Frank Hobbs by e-mail fhobbs.postlingpc@outlook.com or by phone to 01303 862188

 

 

 

WALTHAM PARISH COUNCIL 

 

Waltham Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk, who is the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council. Salary according to experience in accordance with the National Joint Council for Local Government services salary scales.  Hours average 5 per week.

 

Duties for this home-based appointment include attending a minimum of 9 monthly evening Parish Council Meetings per year usually on the first Tuesday of each month; preparing the agendas; taking minutes and giving procedural advice; carrying out the Council’s administrative tasks; keeping financial records; preparing accounts and the annual budget and preparing records for audit purposes; dealing with general enquiries and

correspondence; updating and co-ordinating the Parish Council website.

 

The ideal candidate will be a good communicator, with a professional attitude, who can demonstrate strong IT, organisational, administrative and financial skills, be able to work on their own initiative and have good interpersonal skills.

 

Candidates will have a good standard of education and will preferably hold the CiLCA or other relevant qualification, although training will be given and CPD encouraged.

 

The starting salary for this position would be between SCP 15-18

 

Applicants should forward their CV, with a covering letter explaining their suitability for the role to parishclerk@waltham.org or to the Chairman John Barry (moosejawjohn@gmail.com)

 

A copy of the Job Description is available on the website: http://walthampc.kentparishes.gov.uk or by email from parishclerk@waltham.org.

 

The closing date for applications is 14th August 2018. 

 

 

 

STOKE PARISH COUNCIL

 

Stoke Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk, who is the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council. The Council consists of 7 elected councillors.

 

Please send your CV with a covering letter to the Chairman Cllr B Stone, Mackays Court, High Street, Lower Stoke, Nr Rochester, Kent, ME3 9RJ.

 

Closing date for applications is the 9th September.

 

For further details and a full job description is available from the Clerk via email on stokeparishcouncilkent@gmail.com

Web site address www.stokeparishcouncil.org.uk

  

 

 

CRANBROOK AND SISSINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL  

 

DEPUTY CLERK:  to work in close co-operation with the Parish Clerk and Members of the Parish Council.

 

It is essential that the successful candidate has good interpersonal skills, has the ability to communicate easily and clearly with councillors, residents, local authorities and other agencies. We therefore need someone with excellent administrative and numeracy skills, able to work on their own initiative; a high level of computer literacy is also expected.

 

Ideally the successful candidate will already hold, or be prepared to undertake the Certificate in Local Council Administration.

 

This is a full time role which includes some evening work. Salary will be paid in accordance with National Joint Council scales and will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

 

Please forward your C.V. and covering letter to The Clerk, Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Parish Council, The Old Fire Station, Stone Street, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3HF

 

Closing date for applications – 13th July 2018.

 

 

  

LYDD TOWN COUNCIL

 

Lydd Town Council is seeking to recruit an OFFICE ASSISTANT  WITH MAYORAL AND CIVIC SECRETARIAL DUTIES.

 

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and organised person with excellent IT skills who can work as part of a small team and enjoys working to deadlines.

 

Duties to include:

 

Reception, assisting with the preparation and distribution  of    paperwork for agendas and minutes for meetings of the    Council keeping the Mayor’s diary and engagements and    preparing letters and  invitations to Civic events and receptions. 

 

This is a part time position for 15 hours per week.

 

Please contact the Town Clerk for an application form

 

Lydd Town Council,  13 High Street. Lydd, TN29 9AF.        Email: townclerk@lyddtown.org

 

Tel:  01797 320999

 

Deadline for receipt of applications is 12th July 2018.

 

 

 CHARTHAM PARISH COUNCIL

 

Chartham Parish Council is looking to appoint a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

 

The post is full time, consisting of 38 hours per week, to be worked at the parish office in Chartham, to include some evening meetings and occasional weekend working, and partly at home (working pattern to be by arrangement and mutual agreement with the Chairman).

 

The post is offered with pension arrangements and holiday entitlement.   The salary will be according to experience in accordance with the NJC salary scales with starting salary in the region of SCP Point 34 (£30k).

 

Knowledge and Qualifications:

o   Applicants are required to hold a suitable current qualification in financial matters plus experience in the use of SAGE accounting.

o   Applicants should have an understanding of concurrent funding and precept budgets and applications and knowledge of how to apply for grants when applicable.

o   A knowledge of planning rules and regulations would be an advantage.

o   The ideal candidate will have excellent IT skills, excellent interpersonal and communications skills, good and accurate organisational and administrative skills.

o   The successful person must be flexible, able to deal with a wide range of issues and be able to work on their own initiative.

o   Experience and knowledge of working with local government procedures is highly preferable.

o   An experienced Parish Clerk is preferred - one with the CilCA qualification or someone prepared to work towards the CiLCA qualification is ideal.

 

The post is challenging and varied.

Duties will include:

o   Managing all contractors in the continuing maintenance of the village.

o   Preparation of the papers for the monthly meetings and all additional sub-committee meetings and the Annual Parish Assembly meeting. To take accurate minutes.

o   Supporting the councillors and promoting the interests of the parish

o   Giving procedural advice and carrying out the Council’s administrative tasks

o   Dealing with all general enquiries and correspondence

o   Preparing accounts and annual budget and keeping accurate records for audit and reporting purposes

o   Updating the parish council’s website

o   Being a point of contact for the public and other agencies, including out of hours.

o   The successful candidate ideally will be able to drive and hold a full UK driving licence as duties include driving around the parish and visiting noticeboards and attending appointments, etc – mileage can be reclaimed at the current NALC mileage rate.

o   Chartham includes a cemetery where the clerk would be expected to be in attendance at funerals and have some knowledge of the procedures and paperwork, although training can be given.

 

To apply for an application form and job pack please email or write to the Chartham Parish Council Chairman at the address above.

 

Closing date for applications for the role is 13th July 2018.     Shortlisting and interviews to be arranged. Those selected for interview will be contacted by the Chairman by 20th July 2018

 

There would be a trial period of 3 months. Provided this proves satisfactory, a contract between the two parties will be signed. If unsatisfactory employment will be terminated.

 

The proposed start date for commencement of the trial period of employment is expected to be 3rd September 2018

 

  

 

BODIAM PARISH COUNCIL

 

Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer,  Up to £15.00 per hour, 6 - 7 hours per week.   Located on the East Sussex / Kent border

 

The Parish Council is seeking applications from candidates interested in undertaking a  varied post providing professional support and guidance to councillors.

 

You will arrange meetings, issue agendas, prepare minutes, offer advice and be a welcoming point of contact for members of the public.

 

It is essential that the successful candidate has good interpersonal skills, able to communicate easily and clearly with councillors, residents, local authorities and other agencies. We therefore need someone with excellent administrative and numeracy skills, able to work on their own initiative; a high level of computer literacy is also expected.

 

An ideal background could be experience gained in a local authority, school governing body or customer facing small business.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 23rd July 2018

 

For further details please contact Trevor Leggo, CEO, SSALC     Trevor.leggo@ssalc.co.uk  

  

 

   

 

ICKHAM & WELL PARISH COUNCIL

 

Ickham & Well Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk, who is the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council.  Salary according to experience in accordance with the National Joint Council for Local Government services salary scales.  Hours vary between 2 and 5 per week.

 

Duties for this home-based appointment include attending a minimum of 12 monthly evening Parish Council Meetings per year usually on the second/third Monday of each month; preparing the agendas; taking minutes and giving procedural advice; carrying out the Council’s administrative tasks; keeping financial records; preparing accounts and the annual budget and preparing records for audit purposes; dealing with general enquiries and correspondence; updating and co-ordinating the Parish Council website.

 

The ideal candidate will be a good communicator, with a professional attitude, and who is confident that they can work on their own initiative.  They must have good interpersonal skills and the necessary ability to handle the organisational, computing, administrative and financial tasks required, although initial training will be given if necessary.

 

Applicants should forward their CV, with a covering letter explaining their suitability for the role to ickhamandwellparishcouncil@gmail.com.  A copy of the Job Description is available on the website http://ickhamparishcouncil.org.uk or by email from ickhamandwellparishcouncil@gmail.com.”

 

 

 

 

ELHAM PARISH COUNCIL 

 

 

Elham Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer, salary according to experience in accordance with the NJC salary scales.   Hours are 15 per week.   

 

Duties for this home-based appointment include attending a minimum of 11 monthly evening Parish Council Meetings per year on the first Monday of each month; preparing the agendas; taking minutes and giving procedural advice; carrying out the Council’s administrative tasks; keeping financial records; preparing accounts and the annual budget and preparing records for audit purposes; dealing with general enquiries and correspondence; updating and co-ordinating the Parish Council website. 

 

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar role, good IT, organisational, administrative and financial skills, be able to work on their own initiative.

 

Applicants should forward their CV, with a covering letter explaining their suitability for the role to:

elhampc@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

 

 

 

 
 
 
 







 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

       

    

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

      

 

  

 

                                                                      

                                                                 

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