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Bledlow -cum -Saunderton Parish Council
Vacancy – Parish Clerk
Hours – Part Time 40 hours per month
Bledlow -cum -Saunderton Parish Council has a vacancy for the position of Parish Clerk. This is an interesting and varied role supporting the work of the Parish Council and the Ward Councillors.
Bordering South Oxfordshire, Bledlow-cum-Saunderton Parish is set mostly within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Parish includes the villages of Bledlow, Bledlow Ridge and Saunderton with hamlets and scattered housing surrounded mainly by farms, woodland and other open spaces. The population is approximately 2,500 people living in 1,000 houses spread over an area of about 10½ square miles.
This is a part time position (40 hours per month) with an annual salary of £5500 – £6000 depending on experience.
Normally working from home (hours of work to be agreed) , the ideal candidate will have a keen interest in the local community and relevant previous experience in an administrative and/or book keeping role.
The Clerk’s duties include:-
· Administration of Council meetings, including venue booking and the preparation of agendas, supporting papers and meeting minutes. The Parish Council meets in the evening, normally on the 1st Thursday of the month.
· Day to day management of the Parish Council’s budget including the prompt payment of suppliers and maintenance of the Parish Council’s bank accounts.
· Liaising on behalf of the Parish Council with other Local Authorities, including Wycombe District Council and the future Unitary Authority, agencies including Transport for Buckinghamshire and suppliers of services procured by the Parish Council under its Devolved Services agreement .
· Acting as first point of contact for Councillors and Residents
· Maintaining the Parish Council Website and Social Media presence.
· Preparation of monthly management accounts and annual accounts, and liaison with the council’s auditors
The role requires the successful candidate to have internet access. A Laptop PC will be provided.
If you would like to know more, please contact Stephen Reading, Parish Council Chair (email email@example.com/mobile 07917 244185) or visit the Parish Council Website http://www.bledlow-cum-saundertonparishcouncil.org.uk/.
Closing date for applications Friday 26th April
Fairfields and Whitehouse Parish Councils
Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
The Parishes of Fairfields and Whitehouse are located within the Western Expansion Area of Milton Keynes. These new developments will be forming as two Parish Councils in May 2019 and are looking to recruit a Parish Clerk to assist in the formation of two new Parish Councils. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to get involved in helping to shape and work with two ambitious and vibrant communities.
The role will include:
· Overseeing the administration and expenditure of the Parish Council
· Communicating with authorities and other organisations
· Advise Council on procedural matters
· Issue meeting summons and agendas as necessary
· Take and issue minutes of meetings
· Keep the Parish noticeboard and website up-to-date.
· Maintain financial accounts as required by HMRC
· Manage and administer all aspects of regulation as required
· Prepare budgets, reports and statements as required
This is a flexible, home-based vacancy for 32 hours per month for each Parish .
Salary will be in accordance with NALC recommendations for part-time Clerks / RFOs. Exact salary level will be dependent on experience of the successful applicant.
The successful applicant will ideally have experience as a Parish Clerk and RFO and posses or be willing to undertake the Certificate in Local Council Administration – this is important as these two parishes are in their infancy and there will be work required to establish all of the mandatory aspects of Parish work.
Start date: ASAP
Closing date for applications: 31 March 2019
For application forms, please contact either:
Wing Parish Council
Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Hours – 30 hours per week
Wing Parish Council
Deputy Parish Clerk
Hours – 10 hours per week
Iver Parish Council
Clerk to The Ivers Parish Council (Operations Manager)
This role is an opportunity for an individual who wants to develop their skill sets and knowledge in the public sector.
The Ivers Parish in South Buckinghamshire encompasses three principal village communities and has a key, strategic position in the Green Belt. The community has around 12,000 residents.
It is a time of change in local government in this area with the introduction of a single Unitary authority for Buckinghamshire planned for 2020. As a result, this role may evolve to take on new responsibilities or activities offering further opportunities for development.
The position involves the statutory role of Proper Officer of the Council.
The jobholder will be able to:
- Manage multiple workstreams from design to implementation.
- Perform the day to day activities required to ensure the Council is compliant with all statutory requirements
- Display a proactive approach to designing ways of working and identify opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness
- Manage a team of staff – office and field based
- Display financial competence in preparing, tracking and reporting on Council finances
- Work with partners including other local authority bodies
- Communicate effectively and proactively with Councillors
- Engage with the community and communicate the Council’s objectives and activities effectively.
The job requires flexibility as work in the evening (to attend meetings) and occasional weekends will be essential in the role. Time off in lieu applies.
A full induction plan will be designed to meet the needs of the successful applicant.
Closing Date: Friday 1st of March 2019
For a job description and salary details please click on the link below:
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Wendy Matthews (Chairman)
Thornborough Parish Council
Position: Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Hours: 10 hours per week
Salary: NJC Scale – approximately £9 per hour
Following the retirement of our Clerk, Thornborough Parish Council is recruiting. The role combines the duties and responsibilities of Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer.
You will need to have good Interpersonal and Communication Skills with the ability to use computer systems for email, word processing, Excel etc. and to take care of the Parish finances on a day to day basis.
You will be liaising with the public, councillors, local government and contractors in the execution of your duties.
The part time hours are currently 10 per week and the pay is in accordance with National Joint Council for Local Government Services.
This role will put you at the heart of the Thornborough community. Previous experience is an advantage but this should not put off those with good organisational skills and a keen interest in supporting their community. Full training to achieve professional qualifications is possible and a handover will be made available. The appointee can rely on the full support of the Council and the opportunity to contribute to the life of our diverse and active village community.
If you are tempted by this exciting opportunity and can offer a positive can-do attitude please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Horwood Parish Council
Proper Officer & RFO
8 Hours per Week
Following the retirement of the Clerk, Great Horwood Parish Council is recruiting. The role combines the duties and responsibilities of Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer.
You will need to have good Interpersonal and Communication Skills with the ability to use computer systems for email, word processing, Excel etc. and to take care of the Parish finances on a day to day basis. You will be liaising with the public, councillors, local government and contractors in the execution of your duties.
The part time hours are currently 8 per week and the pay is in accordance with National Joint Council for Local Government Services.
This role will put you at the heart of the Great Horwood community. Full training and a thorough handover will be made available and the appointee can rely on the full support of the Council and the opportunity to contribute to the life of our village community.
If you are tempted by this exciting opportunity and can offer a positive can-do attitude please call or email me and I can provide further details.
John Gilbey – Acting Chairman Great Horwood Parish Council
01296 711915 email@example.com
HANSLOPE PARISH COUNCIL CLERK and RFO
Hours: approximately 20 hours per week, negotiable
Closing date for applications: Friday 8th March 2019
Hanslope is a large Parish of over 1,000 households in North Buckinghamshire.
The Parish Council is seeking a clerk who would also be the financial officer responsible for managing the Council’s day to day business, providing advice, and implementing decisions. Ideally the clerk would be experienced or someone with extensive knowledge of how local government operates.
Applicants will need to be computer literate, be able to help develop our new website, prepare council agendas and record minutes, be familiar with financial procedures and be able to correspond with external organisations on behalf of the Council. They may also be required to be involved in the management of bookings for our recreation ground facility.
Working hours are approximately 20 hours per week, negotiable and the salary is in accordance with nationally agreed scales depending on experience.
The postholder will be expected to work mainly from home but be available for part of one day a week at the Parish Councils meeting rooms in its newly refurbished recreation ground facility in the village of Hanslope
The Council meets in the evening on the 2nd Monday of every month.
Applications should be made by e mail to / or for further information please contact
Councillor Dorothy Courtman (Vice-Chair)
On 01908 510276
e-mail :- firstname.lastname@example.org
On receipt of your application and accompanying CV you will be considered for interview, which will take place shortly after the closing date. Closing Date for Applications : Friday 8th March 2019.
Appointment of Clerk to Batchworth Community Council
Salary Band: £27,358 – £30,756 pro-rata (within NJC SCP 30-34) increasing to £27,905 – £31,371 from 1 April 2019
Part-time: 22½ hours per week including attending evening meetings
If you have a real passion and commitment to public service then Rickmansworth, Moor Park and Eastbury needs you to support this forward thinking and energetic Council and enable it to develop and deliver timely, quality and innovative services to our local communities.
You will be highly motivated, enthusiastic and community focused bringing good administrative and management skills. In return we offer flexibility in hours and excellent nationally based terms and conditions of employment.
You will ensure that all legal, statutory, financial and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed and that all Council meetings are properly administered. You will implement the Council’s decisions whilst developing healthy working partnerships with key local and national bodies.
Applicants should ideally have previous experience working in, or have knowledge of, local government, although training will be provided. The ability to communicate well is essential both spoken and written.
To apply: Please email your CV and Supporting Statement (with Appointment of Clerk to BCC in the email subject line) to email@example.com
The closing date for the receipt of applications Friday 15 February 2019
Interviews will take place during week commencing Monday 25 February 2019
Further information available at www.batchworth-ecc.gov.uk
For an informal discussion, please contact Mike Kennedy (Interim Clerk) on 01923 590201
Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to inform all applicants as to whether they have been shortlisted for interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.
Burnham Parish Council
Salary: £33,000 pa pro rata
Hours: 19 hours per week
Closing date for applications: Friday 1st February 2019
We are looking for a Finance Manager to join our team, taking an active role in managing the financial work of the Council, and supporting our efforts to build a stronger and more vibrant community.
The Finance Manager is responsible for all aspects of the financial administration of the Council, and works with the Parish Clerk to monitor, manage, and report the finances of both the business activities and community work of the Council. They must be happy managing the day-to-day financial processing, whilst also advising on broader strategy.
An engaged and proactive Finance Manager is essential to helping us prudently manage our resources, allowing us to undertake a wide variety of valuable and engaging community events, projects, and services. This is a great opportunity for an individual to make a real difference to the lives of the local community.
Download an application pack here
Brackley Parish Council
Position: Deputy Town Clerk
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Subject to experience
Brackley Town Council
Brackley is a large and growing town in the south west of Northamptonshire. It has 11,000 electors and a 15 seat council. For 2018/19 the council set a precept of £658,728. The council has a vacancy for a Deputy Town Clerk with special responsibility for contracts. The position is permanent, full time. The closing date for applications is 5pm on 7 January 2019. Full details at https://www.northantscalc.com/job-vacancies.html.
6 – 8 hours per week will be required.