Jobs

Great and Little Hampden Parish Council

Clerk / Responsible Finance Officer

This is a part-time role of 3 hours per week.  The Council meets six times a year, with additional meetings held occasionally.  All meetings are in the evening, and the rest of the work will be done from home.


Your responsibilities will include acting as the Council’s financial officer, organising meetings, taking and producing minutes, liaising with outside bodies, researching and advising on procedures and other issues, and actioning the Council’s decisions.

This role may suit an existing Parish Clerk looking to work for more than one council.

CiLCA qualified or willing to work towards achieving qualification preferred.

Anyone interested in the position should contact Councillor Frances Smith at francesmsmith@btinternet.com

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Wolverton and Greenleys Parish Council

Communications Administrator

Working Hours: Temporary contract until 31st March 2018

37 hours per week (Evening and weekend work to assist with community events when required).

Salary range: £8.57 per hour

Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council is looking for an experienced administrator to assist the project officers in co-ordinating and implementing events and projects on behalf of the council.

The ideal candidate will have strong skills in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook. They will also need to demonstrate the use of initiative to provide proactive solutions. Previous event co-ordination experience, and Content Management experience in Social Media and or websites administration and design is desirable. Experience in working with a three prong communication strategies would be desirable: written, website and social media.

Previous experience in the following areas is desirable:

 event co-ordination

 content management across social media platforms

 website administration/design

 creating communication strategies across a three-pronged approach, including written, website and social media.

This position would suit applicants who have a flexible approach to working hours. The daytime hours can be accommodated to fit around school drop offs and pickups, if required. Immediate availability would be an advantage.

For more information and a Job Description and application form contact:

Sally McLellan, Town Clerk, Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council, Creed Street, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5LY

office@wolvertonandgreenleystowncouncil.gov.uk

01908 326800 Closing Date 20 October 2017

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Denham Parish Council

Parish Clerk &Responsible Financial Office

Denham Parish Council is looking to appoint a person to be our Clerk who can take us into a new and changing era of Local Government in Buckinghamshire. The Council is undertaking a number of interesting new projects including producing a Neighbourhood Plan, undertaking a Good Neighbour Scheme and forming a number of volunteer groups. 

The Officer’s responsibilities include producing agendas and overseeing minutes for council meetings and committees, liaising with outside bodies, actioning the council’s decisions, acting as the council’s financial officer and keeping the council’s financial records.  The Officer will also be expected to become involved in new and existing projects. The Officer will have overall management of the Council Staff including the Co Clerk and Administrative Assistant.

The successful candidate will preferably be CiLCA qualified, but consideration would be given to a suitable candidate willing to study for this. The applicant must have good financial and bookkeeping skills, be computer literate and competent in using Microsoft Office. Working knowledge of local government would be an asset. Good organisational skills are essential as is a large degree of tact, diplomacy and flexibility in dealing with members of the public and other bodies.

The Officer will be based at the Parish Council office in Denham. The post will be for 37 hours per week. A competitive salary will be offered depending on experience and qualifications.

To apply for this exciting post please submit a complete full and current CV. The Council would require the successful candidate to commence employment as soon as possible.

Cllr. Marilyn Heath – Chairman

Denham Parish Council

Village Hall, Village Road, Denham, Bucks, UB9 5BN

clerk@denhampc.co.uk

Denham Parish Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Date posted10  October 2017.

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Stoke Mandeville Parish Council

Parish Clerk &Responsible Financial Officer

Part Time – 25 hours per week

Stoke Mandeville Parish Council is seeking to appoint a part time Clerk to the Council/Responsible Finance Officer to administer the work of the Council and manage its financial affairs.

The Council is also a Burial Authority.

The successful candidate will be self motivated and adaptable and have excellent organisational, financial and administrative skills. The work will involve servicing meetings of the Parish Council and its committees, being responsible for financial affairs and projects, managing the Council’s website, being involved in the appointment of and managing an assistant. Experience in local government would be an asset but is not essential. Salary LC2 of NJC terms and conditions in the range of points 31 – 34.

For an information pack and application form, contact David Starr, Chairman, Staffing Committee, on 01296-613430 or email starrd347@outlook.com

Deadline for applications – 5pm, 11/10/2017

Interviews – w/c 30/10/2017

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Woughton Community (Parish) Council Milton Keynes

Council Manager

Responsible Financial Officer

Woughton Community Council has vacancies for Two Full Time Posts

A good opportunity for a progressive manager to lead 32 staff in a local government environment and a Responsible Financial Officer have arisen which shall be located in the Woughton Community Council Hub in Coffee Hall, Milton Keynes,

The successful candidate for the Council Manager’s post shall be responsible for overall management of the staff and activities associated with a progressive forward looking Parish Council serving around 13,000 people with a turnover of £750,000 per annum.

Experience in a management role is essential (especially for the Council Manager Role) along with strong leadership qualities and organisational skills. Understanding of Local Government and a professional qualification such as CILCA are desirable.  An Accountancy or finance background is essential for the Responsible Financial Officer Role

The Responsible Financial Officer shall be the leading officer on financial matters, including preparation of budgets and monitoring financial transactions, preparation of payroll, managing the four meeting places and the allocated staff. Also the post holder shall be responsible for procurement and ICT.

Essential Attributes for both posts include excellent communication skills, dealing with the citizens of the Woughton Parish area and supporting innovative new services for this exciting but challenging area and working with the elected Councillors to achieve the best for the community.

WE offer a rewarding salary of £34,538 to £37,306 for the Responsible Financial Officer and £38,237- £41,967 for the Council Manager commensurate with experience

Local Government Pension Scheme is available, and Local Government Terms and Conditions apply

Potential applicants are invited to visit the Council offices and further information is available from the Leader of the Council Kevin Wilson on 07702 114259 or the Chair of the Council Sue Smith on 07526 317057 .The offices can be reached on 01908 395681. Application Forms and an Application Pack can also be obtained from Reception@woughtoncommunitycouncil.gov.uk

The Closing Date for these posts is 12 Noon on the 13th October and interviews will be arranged in the week commencing 23rd October 2017

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Steeple Claydon Parish Council

Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer

The Parish Clerk in Steeple Claydon is to retire next year and the role will be available from March 2018. It is intended that a long handover period be available.

The Clerk is a ‘proper officer’ and a Responsible Finance Officer. The clerk must recognise that the council is responsible for all decisions and that he/she takes instructions from the council as a body. The clerk is not answerable to any individual councillor.

The purpose of the role of the Part Time Clerk/Finance Officer is to promote a positive and effective approach to the work of Steeple Claydon Parish Council. The objective is to ensure the Council meets its statutory obligations in all areas.

The position requires an average of approximately 17.5 hours per week. Conditions of employment and remuneration will be based on the National Association of Local Councils L.C.1 pay scales. The rate for this post starts at L.C.1 point 17 and will be paid pro rata the full time rate (£17,772 as agreed from 1st April 2017) but this is subject to review.

The successful applicant will be expected to attend meetings outside of normal working hours. The Clerk will work mainly from home.

An understanding of the workings of local government would be advantageous.

If you are interested in finding out more about this position please register your interest by writing to The Parish Clerk, 2a St Michaels Way, Steeple Claydon MK18 2QD or email  clerkscpc@btinternet.com

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