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Wotton-under-Edge TC (Stroud District)

Wotton-under-Edge Town Council

Vacancy

Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

SCP 30 – 36 £33,782 x to £39,880 to be pro rata'd.

Hours of 33 per week to include some evening and occasional weekend working

This an exciting opportunity to become part of an active Town Council in a working southern Cotswold town located in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The Council seeks an aspiring and proactive manager to lead the Council into the future. The successful candidate will need to be able to provide leadership and build a wide range of positive relationships with Councillors, staff and partner organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The Town Council operates a One Stop Shop each morning at the civic centre, and also is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of St Mary's Churchyard, burials at Wortley Rd Cemetery, room hire and usage of the Civic Centre and Town Hall, Symn Lane play area, community hire of the Chipping Club Room, running the Youth Centre, operating Knapp Rd and New Rd allotments, open space at Marchesi Walk, the town's CCTV camera system, and various verges and flower borders. The Council/Town Trust also owns and is involved in Wotton Pool, Wotton Heritage Centre, Wotton Library, and Under the Edge Arts Centre. The Clerk works with various staff to support the Council, comprised of 13 volunteer councillors. The Council budget is £360,000 p.a, and the Precept is £319,000.

You may be an experienced Clerk or Deputy Clerk with knowledge, experience and status as a qualified Clerk. However, you may also have a successful background in Local Government or the private/voluntary sectors and be prepared to qualify within twelve months as a Town Clerk.

A recruitment pack and application form (required for all applicants) can be obtained from the Town Council's website or on request from clerk@wotton-under-edge.com

Closing date for applications is Tues 23rd November 2020 at noon, and interviews will be held the week commencing 7th December 2020

Toddington PC (Tewkesbury District)

Toddington Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

This is an administrative role for 6 hours per week working from home, reporting to the Parish Council with monthly attendance at meetings at Toddington Village Hall in addition to the Annual Parish meeting. This is an exciting opportunity in a growing village community.

The applicant needs a strong level of personal commitment, professionalism, and excellent administrative and communication skills. A Council laptop is available for the Clerk's use. The applicant needs to be able to work well both on their own and within a team and deal with members of the public. 

The clerk is responsible for the day to day running of the parish council, keeping up to date financial records, attending parish council meetings and recording minutes of those meetings and completing all actions arising from those minutes. Ideally CILCA qualified although consideration will be given to applicants working towards CILCA qualification.

There will also be the need to deal with issues reported by residents or District/County Councillors. Remuneration is based on NALC recommendations for part-time clerks ie LC1 (SCP13- 17) and will be negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience. There is also an element of working from home allowance per month and travel expenses.

A Job Description for this post is available from the current clerk. clerk.toddingtonpc@gmail.com. To discuss the position informally please contact the current clerk at the above address.

Applications may be emailed to Nigel Parker (Acting Chairman) nigelcparker@yahoo.com. The closing date for applications is 5th November 2020. Interviews will either take place remotely or in Toddington in November.

Staverton PC (Tewkesbury District)

STAVERTON Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

The position is part-time – 4 hours per week, following completion of a 6 months probationary period, working from home but with the requirement to attend 4 meetings a year in the parish to be arranged

The role involves preparing agendas, attending meetings, preparing minutes and dealing with issues arising from meetings. In addition, liaising where necessary with contractors and suppliers. As the RFO you will be responsible for the maintenance of proper financial records, produce reports for members as required and completing the Audit with the audit process.

The successful applicant will be competent in the use of MS word and Excel.

Essential travel will be reimbursed at the current rate.

The successful applicant will preferably have previous experience in a similar role and be CiLCA qualified; however adequate resources will be made available for training if required.

Salary in the range SCP 7/12 depending on experience.

To apply for the role please email CV and covering letter to stavertontpc@gmail.com

Applications close 30 OCTOBER 2020 interviews week beginning 2 NOVEMBER 2020 (By Zoom if necessary) proposed start date 16th November 202 0to include handover and attendance at Council meeting on 18th November 2020.

Visit our website for further details and a job description or contact the Clerk

stavertonparishcouncil.org.uk

Boddington PC (Tewkesbury District)

BODDINGTON Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

The position is part-time – 3 hours per week, following completion of a 6 months probationary period, working from home but with the requirement to attend 6 meetings a year in the parish. Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

The role involves preparing agendas, attending meetings, preparing minutes and dealing with issues arising from meetings. In addition, liaising where necessary with contractors and suppliers. As the RFO you will be responsible for the maintenance of proper financial records, produce reports for members as required and completing the Audit with the audit process.

The successful applicant will be competent in the use of MS word and Excel.

Essential travel will be reimbursed at the current rate.

The successful applicant will preferably have previous experience in a similar role and be CiLCA qualified; however adequate resources will be made available for training if required.

Salary in the range SCP 15/17 depending on experience.

To apply for the role please email CV and covering letter to boddingtonpc@gmail.com

Applications close 30 OCTOBER 2020 interviews week beginning 2 NOVEMBER 2020 (By Zoom if necessary) proposed start date 16th November 2020 to include handover and attendance at Council meeting on 18th November 2020.

Visit our website for further details and a job description.

boddingtonparishcouncil.org.uk

Guiting Power PC (Cotswolds)

Applications are invited for the position of:

CLERK TO GUITING POWER PARISH COUNCIL & Responsible Financial Officer

  • A vacancy exists for the post of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to the Parish Council of Guiting Power, Gloucestershire.
  • The hours are nominally 4 per week working from home.
  • The Council meet bi-monthly in addition to the Annual Parish meeting.
  • The successful candidate will need a strong level of personal commitment, an enthusiasm for community life, good communication skills and an ability to deal with a range of both statutory regulations and financial issues.
  • Ideally CiLCA qualified, consideration will be given to applicants who can demonstrate practical experience and who are working towards CILCA qualification. Previous experience of the role is essential.
  • The salary scale is in accordance with NALC recommendations for Part-Time Clerks ie LC1 (SCP7-12). The precise starting point for the successful candidate will depend on level of qualifications and experience.
  • A Job Description for this Post is available from the Chairman by emailing rimmerdawn@icloud.com §

Closing date for receipt of written applications is 31st October 2020

Interviews will take place either remotely or in Guiting Power during the first two weeks of November. Applications may be emailed to the above address or sent to Mrs D Rimmer (Chairman) at The Butts, Guiting Power, Glos GL54 5US.

Churchdown PC (Tewkesbury District)

Churchdown Parish Council

An exciting opportunity to join our friendly and dedicated team here at Churchdown Parish Council 😀

We are inviting applications to for the post of Assistant Clerk : which will be a 20- hour per week contract from 9 am until 1pm Monday to Friday. (Some flexibility is required to work extra hours to cover afternoon and evening meetings when required and to assist with Community events )

If you are hardworking, confident in using all Microsoft applications, have excellent inter- personal skills, and are prepared to go the extra mile to help someone, then why don't you get in touch?

A full job description, application form and general information including terms and conditions is available by contacting Geraldine Connor, Clerk to Churchdown Parish Council.

Please email clerk@churchdown-pc.gov.ukcall 01452 713528

The closing date for applications is Friday 30th October 2020 - We look forward to hearing from you

Ham and Stone PC (Stroud District)

Ham and Stone Parish Council

CLERK/RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER VACANCY

The council are looking for an experienced Clerk who is capable of fulfilling the role for Ham and Stone, Ideally CILCA qualified, though consideration will be given to applicants who can demonstrate practical experience and who are willing to work towards CILCA qualification.

Specific Responsibilities:

1. To ensure that legal, statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed.

2. To monitor and balance the Council's accounts and prepare records for audit purposes and VAT.

3. To arrange suitable Insurance Cover to cover legal requirements

4. To prepare, in consultation with appropriate members, Agendas for Meetings of the Council and its committees; to attend such Meetings and prepare Minutes for approval.

5. To receive correspondence and documents on behalf of the Council and deal with or bring to the attention of the Council. To issue correspondence as a result of the instructions.

6. To receive and report on invoices for goods and services and to ensure such accounts are met. To issue invoices for goods and services to ensure payment is received.

7. To draw up, as a result of Councillor's instructions, proposals for consideration and to advise on the practicability and the likely effects of specific courses of action.

8. To monitor the implemented policies of the council to ensure they are achieving the desired result and, where appropriate, suggest modifications.

10.To act as a representative of the Council as required, but not to be sole attendee at meetings of local interest.

11.To issue notices and display these on the noticeboards.

12.To attend all meetings of the Council (normally held bi-monthly on the 3rd Monday of each month)

13.To attend training courses on the work and role of the Clerk and attend conferences of relevant bodies, as required by the Council.

14.To manage Council's website and update as required.

We are looking to appoint a suitable qualified and enthusiastic person to undertake this position from January 1st 2021

The position is for 8 hours per week

Salary will be determined by experience but begins at £10.86 ph

Plus, expenses

For any further information please email the Chairman Gareth Langdon on g.langdon@sky.com

To submit your application please email it to g.langdon@sky.com or by post to 2 Court Meadow Stone Berkeley Gloucestershire GL13 9LR.

Closing date for applications 30th October.

Interviews to be held on 9th and 10th of November.

Last updated: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:55