Alison Robinson

Chief Executive Officer: Alison Robinson
Cranham House (the OPEX
Building), Falcon Close, Green
Farm Business Park, Gloucester
GL2 4LY

Longborough PC (Cotswold District)

Longborough Parish Council is looking for a

NEW CLERK

The hours are 20 per month

Salary Scale

SCP18 (9.30) – SCP21 (10.36)

Dependent on experience

Please send your applications to Maev Buchanan at longboroughpc@gmail.com

Closing Date: 20th December 2018

CLERK TO THE COUNCIL

And Responsible Financial Officer

Job Description

Overall Responsibilities

The Clerk to the Council/Parish Clerk will be the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority's Proper Officer. The Clerk will be totally responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its functions as a Local Authority are carried out. The Clerk is expected to advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect of the Authority's activities and in particular to produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions. The person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required. The Clerk will be the Responsible Financial Officer and responsible for all financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances.

Specific Responsibilities

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

2. To prepare, in consultation with appropriate members, agendas for meetings of the Council and its committees and sub-committees.

3.To attend all meetings of the Council and its committees and sub-committees, and prepare minutes for approval.

4.To implement the decisions made by the Council.

5. To issue notices and prepare agendas and minutes for the Parish Meeting: to attend the assemblies of the Parish Meeting and to implement the decisions made at the assemblies that are agreed by the Council.

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

7.To prepare regular financial reports for the Council, covering budget monitoring, fund balances, receipts and payments, payroll summary, and other relevant matters

8. To receive, check for accuracy and prepare for payment all invoices for goods and services. Where relevant, to issue invoices on behalf of the Council for goods and services and to ensure payment is received.

9. To receive correspondence and documents on behalf of the Council and to deal with the correspondence or documents or bring such items to the attention of the Council. To issue correspondence as a result of instructions of, or the known policy of, the Council.

10. To undertake all necessary activities in connection with the management of salaries, conditions of employment and work of all staff

11. To maintain the Council's Asset Register.

12. To ensure that the Council's obligations for Risk Assessment are properly met.

13. To act as the representative of the Council as required, including attendance at conferences/seminars.

14. To prepare, in consultation with the Chairman, the Council's newsletter and arrange for its distribution.

15. To prepare, in consultation with the Chairman, press releases about the activities of, and/or decisions of, the Council.

16. To attend training courses or seminars on the work and role of the Clerk as required by the Council.

17. To continue to acquire the necessary professional knowledge required for the efficient management of the affairs of the Council.

Prestbury PC (Cheltenham)

PRESTBURY PARISH COUNCIL, CHELTENHAM

Applications of interest are invited for the post of

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to the Prestbury Parish Council

Summary of Terms

Hours of work: 3 hours per day for 5 days a week, plus attendance at the monthly evening Parish Council meetings and other meetings as required.

Salary £10 - £15 per hour depending on experience.

Place of work: Prestbury Parish Office, The Pavilion, New Barn Close, Prestbury.

Summary of responsibilities

1 To support the work of Prestbury Parish Council

2 To provide administrative support, the preparation and publication of agendas, the taking and distribution of minutes.

3 To administer the financial accounts of the Council.

4 To manage the work of the Parish Groundsman.

5 To act as a point of contact for residents and people or organisations having business with the Council.

Personal Qualities

1 Good interpersonal skills.

2 Ability to work on own initiative.

3 Experience of office processes would be an advantage.

4 A working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel essential.

For further information and to arrange an informal consultation please contact the Parish Clerk on:

01 242 575129 (Tuesday and Thursday 8.00am to 1.00pm)

or

e-mail prestburyparish@btconnect.com

Gorsley & Kilcot PC (Forest of Dean)

GORSLEY & KILCOT PARISH COUNCIL

Vacancy for Part Time Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

This position becomes available from 1st April 2019. It will be part-time working for 20 hours a month but will involve some evening commitments, especially for the Council's bi-monthly meetings and may include local council connected meetings, seminars and courses. The salary will be based on NALC (National Association of Local Councils) and SLCC (Society of Local Council Clerks) jointly agreed scales and will depend on existing qualifications and experience.

For this varied position, applicants should have organisational and administrative skills, which also incorporate being the Responsible Financial Officer. They must be computer literate and have internet access. Applicants, ideally, should have previous experience working in or have knowledge of local government or as a Parish Clerk, although training can be provided and there will be a handover from the incumbent Clerk

A Laptop and Printer will be provided.

Applicants should be enthusiastic and committed and be prepared to undertake continued development training throughout their period of employment and be prepared to study for the Certificate in Local Councils Administration.

The Clerk is responsible for preparing agendas, taking minutes, liaising with contractors and local government officials, managing of accounts to include, preparing budgets, VAT returns, PAYE, organising audits and the administration of the Parish Council website. The Clerk ensures correct procedures are followed and advises the Parish Council to ensure that it acts within its powers. The ability to communicate well at all levels is essential.

Contact Margaret Highton Clerk, Clerk (01531 820245) for an informal discussion.

CV and a covering letter to be sent to 29 West View Newent GL18 1TE or chairman@gkpc.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 11th January 2019

Ashchurch Rural PC (Tewkesbury District)

CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCE OFFICER TO

ASHCHURCH RURAL PARISH COUNCIL

10 HOURS PER WEEK

SALARY £ 21,693 TO £23,111 depending on experience pro-rata

(PAY SCALE 23-25)

Do you have the drive and enthusiasm to succeed in this varied and interesting role?

Candidates should either hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration or be prepared to achieve the qualification

Candidates will require:

  • Previous experience within Local Government processes and procedures, Council Administration, Banking/Finance. Training is available as required.
  • Excellent administration and IT skills
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Previous Clerk experience would be desirable
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • A willingness to work evenings and additional hours if required
  • Further information is available by contacting the Acting Clerk on the e-mail below

The Clerk will initially work from home but travel to monthly meetings which generally take place in the evening once a month. Own transport is essential for which mileage is paid.

Ashchurch Rural Parish is identified as an economic growth area therefore the number of hours are expected to increase accordingly to reflect the number of planning permissions granted/built over the coming years

The application procedure information sheet together with the full Job Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification are available by e-mailing Ashchurch Rural Parish Council at clerk@ashchurchruralpc.org.uk

You should read the job description and person specification and send your Application form together with your covering letter and C.V, which should refer to the documents and show that you are a good candidate for the position, to: JohnHargreaves@ashchurchruralpc.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 20th November 2018 (shortlisted candidates will then be invited to a practical session of minute taking on the evening of the 26th November 2018 followed by a formal interview. Date to be confirmed.

'We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age"

Sevenhamton PC (Cotswold District)

SEVENHAMPTON PARISH COUNCIL

Vacancy for Parish Clerk/RFO

Job Title: Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

Job Description: The Clerk will be the Council's Proper Officer and, as such, will carry out all the functions and serve all notifications required by law. In addition the Clerk will advise on, provide information for and assist in the formation of any policies to be followed in respect of the Parish Council's activities. The Clerk will also be the Responsible Financial Officer and thus responsible for the records and administration of all the Council's finances. Periodic updating of the Parish Council's section of the website www.sevenhampton.org will also be required.

Salary Scale: National Joint Council SCP15 – SCP 17 pro rata (open to negotiation)

Hours per month: 25

Place of work: Work from home

Meetings: 6 evening meetings per year (bi-monthly)

Experience: Applicants should be computer literate with knowledge of Word and Excel. Good communication and organizational skills are essential. Specific professional training will be provided if necessary.

Applications to be made by sending your CV and letter of application to the current Clerk (address below).

Closing Date: Friday 16th November

For a full job description or further information contact:

The Parish Clerk, Quietways, Whitehall, Nr. Sevenhampton, Cheltenham. GL54 5TL

email: parish.clerk@sevenhampton.org

Rudford & Highleadon PC (Forest District)

Rudford and Highleadon Parish Council: appointment of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

The Parish Council, which holds six full meetings a year, is seeking to appoint a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to provide professional support and guidance in respect of all aspects of the Council's work.

Apart from attending the evening meetings, the position is home based, and the estimated 12-15 hours of work per month can be scheduled to suit the successful applicant. Responsibilities include preparing agendas and minutes; maintaining accounts; ensuring that all legal, statutory, financial and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed; and maintaining the Council website to ensure that is complies with government requirements.

Previous experience in a similar role would be preferred but is not essential. Training and career development will be encouraged. The salary will be dependent upon experience, but will be in the region of £9 - £10 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.

Further details are available from the Chairman, Bob Wolfson, on 01452 790831 or at bobwolfson18@gmail.com. Information on the parish and its community can be found on the Council's website https://sites.google.com/site/randhpcouncil/. The closing date for applications is Friday 9 November.

Great Rissington PC (Cotswold District)

Great Rissington Parish Council

Great Rissington Parish extends south from the borders of the airfield at Upper Rissington and sweeps southwest down the hill overlooking the Windrush Valley. The village comprises some 300 people, 150 houses, a primary school, an active sports and social club, a 12th century church and an Inn.

The Parish Council, which meets 10 times each year, is seeking to appoint a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to provide professional support and guidance in respect of all aspects of the Council's work.

Apart from attending the 10 evening meetings, the position is home based, and the estimated 15 hours of work per month can be scheduled to suit the successful applicant. Responsibilities include preparing agendas and minutes; maintaining accounts; ensuring that all legal, statutory, financial and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed; and maintaining the Council website to ensure that is complies with government requirements.

Previous experience in a similar role would be preferred, and this position might suit a clerk in an existing role elsewhere who wishes to extend their working hours. Training and career development will be encouraged, and a budget is available for computer equipment. The salary will be dependent upon experience, but in the region of £10.00 per hour (SCP 18-20).

Further details are available from the Vice-Chairman, John Durrant, on 01451 824193 (durrantjohn.durrant@gmail.com). Information on the parish and its community can be found on the village website www.greatrissington.org.