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North Nibley PC (Stroud District)

North Nibley Parish Council (Stroud District).

CLERK/RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER.

This is a part-time paid position on average of 11 hours per week.

Based upon NJC pay scales for 2019/20 SCP 5 to SCP12 (£9.77 to £10.79 ph). The starting rate of pay will depend upon the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

North Nibley is a parish in the south of the County. It has an electorate of 750 and an annual budget of approximately £25,000.

Ideally the Council is looking for a CiLCA qualified Clerk, though full consideration will be given to applicants who can demonstrate relevant experience and are willing to work to achieve the CiLCA qualification.

The Council was until earlier this year a member of the Local Council Award Scheme. The successful candidate will be expected to assist the Council to re-qualify.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the ability to fulfil the full range of Clerk's duties, including preparing agendas, taking minutes, managing financial matters, maintaining financial records and working effectively with other community organisations.

Computer literacy, good communication and organisational skills and an enthusiasm for community life are key personal attributes.

The Council expect the successful candidate to work from home. A laptop and printer will be provided.

The Council meets every month on the first Monday.

For more information and a job description please contact the Acting Clerk at rexsymons55@gmail.com

Further details of the Parish Council can be found at http://www.northnibleyparishcouncil.org.uk/

Closing date for applications to the Acting Clerk: 29 April 2020.

Interviews will be held during week commencing 4 May 2020.

Gotherington PC (Tewkesbury Borough)

Gotherington Parish Council (Tewkesbury District)

CLERK/RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER VACANCY

Based upon NJC pay scales for 2019-2020 SCP 11 to SCP 14 (£11.00 to £11.67 / hour)

The council is looking for a CILCA qualified Clerk, though consideration will be given to applicants who can demonstrate practical experience and who are working towards CILCA qualification.

The council is looking for someone who can demonstrate ability to fulfil the core duties of preparing agendas, taking minutes and maintaining financial records including regularly submitting VAT returns.

Candidates should have good IT skills including the use of spreadsheets.

A laptop computer and printer are available.

The council would expect the Clerk to work from home and to store hard copy files and parish records in the filing cabinet provided.

The Parish Council meets at 7.30 pm, on the second Wednesday of every month.

For more information and full job description please contact the Chairman at chair@gotheringtonparishcouncil.org.uk

Further details about the parish can be found at: http://gotheringtonparishcouncil.org.uk

Closing date for application: 5 pm Friday 20th March 2020

Interviews will be held during the week commencing: 23rd March 2020

Standish PC (Stroud District)

STANDISH PARISH CLERK

Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Standish is a small but expanding rural parish near Stonehouse. There are currently 120 households but numbers will more than double in the next 2-3 years, as a housing development is currently underway on the old Standish Hospital site.

The Parish Council is seeking applicants for the role of Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer to commence as soon as possible. We are a proactive group of 5 councillors (6 from the May 2020 elections), seeking a clerk able to work on their own initiative and in partnership. The clerk's hours are 25 hours per month. Main duties will include the preparation of agendas and attendance at monthly evening meetings: the writing of minutes and implementation of decisions; maintaining the Parish Council's website; and administering the Council's finances as Responsible Financial Officer.

The successful candidate will work from home, with a laptop and printer provided. An allowance of £5 per week is given for "home as office" use. Except for meetings, which are monthly on Thursday evenings, the hours are flexible.

The successful candidate will be computer-literate and will have good communication, literacy, administration and financial skills. The salary will be in accordance with NJC salary points 7-17 (currently £10.16-£12.39 per hour), depending on experience and qualifications. Applications from CiLCA-qualified candidates will be especially welcome.

The closing date for applications is 27th March 2020.

For further information and an application form, please contact the Council Chair, Sue Hartley suehartley@outlook.com or Vice-Chair, Robert Kellie robert@rdkemprise.co.uk

West Dean PC (Forest of Dean)

WEST DEAN PARISH COUNCIL

DEPUTY CLERK

We wish to recruit a forward-looking full time Deputy Clerk for this large, diverse, progressive and busy Parish Council.

The successful candidate will support the Clerk and also be the administrator of the West Dean Centre in Bream. Experience in local government and the public sector and a good knowledge of the local area would be an advantage.

Salary 90% of the NJC range 24-28 (£25,114 - £28,234) for 37 hours per week.

Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community.

Please submit your CV to the parish office, preferably by email, by mid-day, Friday 27th March 2020

The Job Description can be downloaded from the Parish Council website at www.westdeanpc.org.uk.

Further information is available by contacting the parish office at the address below.

West Dean Parish Council

Parish Office, The West Dean Centre, Bream, GL15 6JW

Tel: 01594 564484

Email: admin@westdeanpc.org.uk

www.westdeanpc.org.uk

Lydney Town Council (Forest of Dean District)

LYDNEY TOWN COUNCIL

Forest of Dean District

TOWN CLERK

Lydney Town Council is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and forward-looking Town Clerk/Proper Officer/Responsible Financial Officer with the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to work with its councillors and staff to deliver the Council's priorities.


Lydney Town Council provides a wide range of high-quality community services including Bathurst Park, recreation grounds and sports facilities, open spaces, allotments, cemetery and garages. The Council has 15 elected members, eight members of staff and a budget in excess of £606,000. The Council engages in various active partnerships across a range of economic and regeneration opportunities.

Lydney is a growing Town with an anticipated population increase in excess of 3,000, and current major regeneration projects such as Lydney Harbour and Docks – this is an exciting time to be part of our Council team. The new Clerk will help ensure that the Council is prepared for the future and is maximising opportunities to serve the community through exploring new opportunities and developing exciting new projects.


We are seeking a high calibre individual, who shares our values of excellent community service, to lead our dedicated team of staff and to work actively with the elected members and the community. The key objectives of this post are to:

  • develop existing services, ensuring the efficient and effective implementation of Council business
  • improve communication with our community
  • successfully support the delivery of an exciting programme of projects within the community
  • ensure that the Council's governance is maintained to the very highest possible standard.


The role demands good leadership, self-motivation, excellent administrative, financial and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, lateral thinking and an ability to forge strong working relationships with the Council, partners and the community. The successful candidate will have demonstrable financial management and leadership experience and be capable of instigating and managing projects. Commitment, flexibility, diplomacy and an ability to communicate effectively at all levels are key elements for this post.


The post is to commence as soon as possible, working 37 hours per week (although reduced hours would also be considered). Some evening meetings and occasional weekend work will be necessary. Salary will be on the national scale LC3, with the starting point depending on qualifications and experience.


Applications for this post are invited from suitably qualified persons who preferably already hold an appropriate qualification, e.g. the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA). An application pack can be download from the vacancy page on the Council's website

www.lydneytowncouncil.co.uk

Applications in the form of a CV with two referees and a covering letter must be returned by 11 am on Friday 27 March 2020.

Any questions you may have please contact Walter Leach (Mayor) in the first instance via Cllr.wleach@lydneytowncouncil.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cainscross TC (Stroud District)

JOB OPPORTUNITY

JOB TITLE – ASSISTANT TO THE TOWN CLERK

LOCATION – VICTORY PARK PAVILION, VICTORY PARK

HOURS OF WORK 24 9am – 3pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday likely to change to Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

PAY SCALE 5-6 (18,795 – 19,171 pro rata dependent on experience)

The Assistant to the Town Clerk is a varied and interesting position with responsibility to provide support to the Clerk in her duties to ensure the smooth running of the Town Council.

Experience of an administrative role essential

Experience of computerised accounts or ability to learn.

Some evening and very occasional weekend work will be necessary. The post holder will cover for the Town Clerk during periods of annual leave and must have the confidence to deputise.

This is a progressive role and ongoing training will be available.

Closing date for applications Thursday 9 April. Interviews to be held Wednesday 15 April.

For more information and an application form, please contact the Town Clerk at clerk@cainscross-pc.gov.uk or call 01453 756036

Todenham PC (Cotswold District)

Todenham Parish Council

CLERK/RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER VACANCY

NALC National Salary Scale SCP 15 – 17 £9.77- £9.96* per hour depending on experience

Todenham Parish Council is seeking applicants for the role of Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to commence as soon as possible, working 5 hours per week.

The council has seven councillors with a precept of c£7700. All meetings take place in the Village Hall at 7.30 pm.

The successful candidate must be computer literate, have some relevant administrative experience and be competent in maintaining accurate accounts. Training can be arranged via GAPTC and will be funded by the council.

A laptop and printer are supplied and you will be required to use your home as an office and store all council documents for which an allowance of £5 per week is given to cover the costs.

Take a look at the recently launched council website for more information about the village and the parish council at www.todenhamparishcouncil.co.uk.

For a full Job Description and any questions you may have please contact Bill Joss (Chairman) in the first instance via bill.joss.g14@gmail.com

*effective 1st April 2019.