Jobs

Advertising Vacancies.  We are pleased to offer the opportunity to post vacancies on this website which may occur in your parish.  Please  email details to Balc@bucksalc.gov.uk.  Positions will be posted for one month and then automatically deleted unless you furnish a specified date. 

 

 

Berkhamsted Town Council

ALLOTMENT & FINANCE OFFICER

Hours: 16 hours pw

Salary scale SCP 19 (£24,799 full time equivalent; actual salary £10,724)

Membership of Local Government Pension Scheme

Closing date for applications (application forms only – no CVs): Monday 20 May 2019 at 12 noon

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 4 June 2019.

This is a newly revised post and the successful candidate would have the opportunity to develop within the role. The overall objective is to support the Town Clerk in the administration of the Town Council’s services to the people of Berkhamsted. In particular, relating to the management of the Town Council’s four allotment sites, liaison with allotment representatives and plot holders together with duties associated with running the Council’s finances. The ability to maintain accurate records and produce reports using Microsoft and bespoke computer software packages is essential. The duties will be interesting and varied enabling the post holder to utilise their excellent people skills and demonstrate, to a high level, the essential administrative attributes required.

The Town Council offices are on the second floor of the Civic Centre in Berkhamsted High Street with staff parking to the rear. The Council is made up of 15 elected councillors and this year’s Town Mayor has been Cllr Sue Beardshaw. (Elections take place on 2 May 2019.)There are four members of staff, including the position being advertised, and we all work together as a friendly and professional team.

The Town Council works closely with other organisations to enhance the assets and character of Berkhamsted and contributes practically and financially to such initiatives. The Town Council lobbies other organisations such as Dacorum Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council for improved facilities in Berkhamsted.

In conclusion, the post holder will work with the councillors, the Town Clerk and partner organisations to further enhance and improve Berkhamsted for the benefit of its residents.

The application form, person specification, job description and background information are available from the Town Council website www.berkhamstedtowncouncil.gov.uk/news/2019/04/allotment-and-finance-officer-job-vacancy  or by e-mailing townclerk@berkhamstedtowncouncil.gov.uk

Please do not hesitate to contact the Town Clerk, Janet Mason on 01442 800152 if you would like more information. 

 

 

 

 

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 bcspcchair@outlook.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:

fairfields.pc.chairman@gmail.com

or

chair.whitehousepc@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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:

Clerk To The Ivers Parish Council

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Wendy Matthews (Chairman)

Cllr.WendyMatthews@iverparishcouncil.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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 clerk@thornboroughparish.co.uk.

 

 

 

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               johnwgilbeypc@gmail.com

 

JOB VACANCY

POSITION:

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 :- dcourtman4@aol.com

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.

 

Burnham Parish Council 

Finance Manager

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.

 

 

Great Marlow Parish Council

PART TIME CLERK

Great Marlow is a large, sparsely populated rural Parish on the southern edge of High Wycombe District. Stretching from the M40 in the North, to Marlow Town in the South.

Ideally, the Parish Council is seeking an experienced Clerk or someone with extensive knowledge of how local government operates.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a good level of IT and communication skills. The position entails working mainly from home, apart from attending one evening council meeting every other month, held in Bovingdon Green Village Hall.

Salary will be based on NALC & SLCC recommended LC scales, commensurate with depth of experience and skills. It is envisaged that 6 – 8 hours per week will be required.

Viewing our website will give an insight into the council’s operation www.greatmarlowpc.co.uk.

Applications should be made to our current Clerk, Mr. Jonathan Holder, viaclerk@greatmarlowpc.co.uk.

On receipt of your application and accompanying CV you will be considered for interview, which will take place shortly after the closing date.

Applications Closing Date: Wednesday 31 January 2019.

Kenneth Muller     

Chairman Great Marlow Parish Council