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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 1st October 2018

 

 

KINGSTON PARISH COUNCIL

 


 

Kingston Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk to be the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council.  Salary will be according to experience in accordance with the National Joint Council for Local Government services salary scales.  Hours are 16 hours per calendar month. 


 

Duties for this home-based appointment include attending 11 monthly evening Parish Council meetings per year usually on the first Monday of each month, plus the Annual Village Meeting in May; preparing the agenda; 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. 

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 required.

Applicants should forward their CV, with a covering letter explaining their suitability for the role to  apply@kingstoncanterbury.org.uk


 

A copy of the job description is available at http://kingstoncanterbury.org/parishcouncil/clerk-vacancy/


The closing date for applications is 15th October 2018.




STONE PARISH COUNCIL

 

What is the purpose of this role?

The council aims to ensure that it has a strong and effective strategic team, that its decision-making process is transparent and accountable and that council finances are well-managed and invested.

 

This role is responsible for providing strategic support to the Parish Clerk to ensure the smooth running of the Democratic, Corporate Governance and Financial Administration of the Council.

 

It is central to the council’s success that the Responsible Finance Officer:

 

  • has previous accountancy experience and knowledge of fiscal strategy
  • provides intuitive and timely support to the Parish Clerk to ensure the council’s financial affairs are effectively managed
  • ensures the council’s full compliance with relevant statutory and sector legislation
  • is a team player, supportive, able to lead and motivate others, self-motivated, flexible, and able to demonstrate commitment
  • promotes the work of the council and plays an active part in supporting the council’s values and culture
  • establishes relationships with a wide range of stakeholders to support delivery of business outcomes
  • quickly takes ownership of areas of responsibility and seeks to establish effective working practice

Key Outcomes will include:

  • unqualified annual returns and positive feedback from the Internal Auditors regarding controls and practice
  • co-production of an effective annual council budget that seeks to exploit income and reduce expenditure to present a fair and balanced tax levy
  • implementation of an effective investment strategy that seeks to maximise council reserves and infrastructure funding
  • an increase in grants income for council activities
  • successful achievement and retention of sector accreditation award

You will bring …

  • a recognised finance or accounting qualification (eg. AAT or equivalent) or evidence of qualification by experience
  • experience of managing and administering accounting functions on a day to day basis, ideally using Quickbooks
  • experience of budget setting and monitoring
  • knowledge of current investment and fiscal strategy
  • awareness and knowledge of compliance, legal, insurance and risk matters and the ability to write and update policies to meet legislative requirements
  • experience of managing payroll and completing statutory returns
  • previous line management experience
  • a high level of numeracy and literacy and the ability to produce and present clear, concise written reports.
  • a high level of intelligence, you learn quickly and can proficiently understand and absorb new information
  • a strong work ethic, you are committed to getting the job done
  • honesty and integrity, you are someone who earns trust and maintains confidence
  • analytical skills including the ability to structure and process qualitative and quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it
  • the ability to manage pressure and conflicting demands and prioritise tasks
    and workloads
  • a flexible approach to work activities and working patterns

Stone PC - further information for applicants:  Stone PC Recruiter Information.pdf

 

 

DENTON WITH WOOTTON PARISH COUNCIL 

 

Denton with Wootton Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer, salary according to experience in accordance with the NJC salary scales.   Hours are 5 per week.   

 

Duties for this home-based appointment include attending a minimum of 4 evening Parish Council Meetings per year in additional to the Annual Parish Assembly meeting; 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; dealing with general enquiries and correspondence; and updating and co-ordinating the Parish Council website. 

 

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in local government / a clerk role. Essential attributes include good IT capabilities, excellent interpersonal skills, organisational, administrative and financial skills, and the ability to be flexible and work on their own initiative.

 

For a suitably candidate the starting salary will be in the region of SCP 25, dependant on experience and qualifications, and reviewable after one year of satisfactory service.

 

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2018. Applicants wishing to apply should contact the Chairman for an application form – email Cllr Penelope James at penelope@penelopejamespr.com

 

The start date is negotiable and could be immediate.

 

There would be a trial period of 3 months, provided this proves satisfactory, a contract between the two parties will be signed.

 

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