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Stonehouse TC (Stroud district)

Wishes to recruit a Head of Property & Grounds Maintenance

Stonehouse Town Council is looking for someone who will take great pride in making our town look its best for residents, businesses and visitors.

Working with the Groundsperson, you will plan and carry out general maintenance on council buildings and recreation grounds all year round and in all weathers. Apart from the requisite practical skills and experience, we want someone who pays attention to detail and strives for excellence. You will be supported by officers and town councillors.

We need someone who possesses a high standard of general maintenance skills who is a hardworking, flexible and reliable team member. This will be a public facing role so good communication skills are essential.

Previous experience in a similar role is required and ongoing relevant training and support will be given.

37 hrs/week, salary (£22,627 - £24,490 pa). Actual salary will be based on previous skills and experience.

Application pack available from:

Council Offices, 1 Queens Road, Stonehouse GL10 2QA

or email customerservices@stonehousetowncouncil.gov.uk

Closing Date: 9am on Wednesday 1st September. Interview date TBC

Stonehouse Town Council is committed to equal opportunities and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

Swell PC (Cotswold district)

SWELL PARISH - PARISH CLERK

The Parish lies immediately to the West of Stow-on-the-Wold. It consists of three settlements, Upper Swell, Lower Swell and Nether Swell, with a total population of approximately 400. It is rural and historically based on farming. There remain two substantial farms in the Parish, and a number of smaller holdings. It contains two churches, a pub, and a number of properties used for B&Bs and AirBnBs. There is a Village Hall (owned by the Parish Council).

Duties of the Parish Clerk

* Prepare agenda for Parish Council (PC) meetings, attend meetings, keep and subsequently publish minutes of meetings.

* Notify councillors of receipt of planning applications, post PC comments on applications on Cotswold District Council (CDC) website.

* Arrange payment of invoices (approved and conducted electronically by signatory councillors).

* Keep simple spreadsheet accounts on a receipts and payments basis, submit running summaries at PC meetings, prepare annual accounts for inspection by internal and external auditors.

* After the precept amount has been decided at the appropriate PC meeting, submit precept demand to Cotswold District Council.

Expected hours of work

* The PC meets every other month on the third Tuesday of the month, beginning in January. Meetings last about 1.5 hours, starting at 6.30 p.m.

* In addition to the commitment for meetings, which is approximately 15 hours per month, the job involves approximately 5 to 6 hours work per week. Apart from the tasks set out above under "Duties", this mostly consists of reviewing and answering emails, and reviewing relevant information posted online by bodies such as the Gloucestershire Association of Parish and Town Councils (GAPTC), and central government.

Remuneration and Equipment

* This calculated with reference to the national scale.

* The proposed amount is SCP24/25 per hour, though this may be negotiable. NI contributions will be payable by the PC.

* Necessary travelling and stationery expenses will be reimbursed.

* A laptop computer is provided, with peripherals as required.

Training

* A number of training courses are available for new clerks, and refreshers for established clerks, and the PC will reimburse the costs of attendance at such courses.

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 140 households but numbers will double in the next 1-2 years, as a housing development progresses 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 friendly and busy group of 6 councillors, with a number of active projects (our NDP is well on the way and we are working on a multi-user path project) and a further housing development included in Stroud's Draft Local Plan. We are seeking a clerk able to work on their own initiative and in partnership with councillors. The clerk's hours are 30 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. They will be computer-literate with good communication, literacy, administration and financial skills. An allowance of £6 per week is given for "home as office" use. Apart from meetings, which are monthly on Thursday evenings, the hours are flexible.

We would prefer a candidate who is CiLCA-qualified, but will also consider applicants who can demonstrate relevant experience and who are willing to work towards the CiLCA qualification. The salary will be in the NJC salary point range 24-28 (currently £14.90-£16.75 per hour), depending on experience and qualifications.

The closing date for applications is 9th August, 2021. If at all possible, we would like to have a clerk in post for the September meeting on 9th September.

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

Dymock PC (Forest of Dean)

Dymock Parish Council

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

An exciting opportunity to join Dymock Parish Council

£20,092 to £23,080 p.a. (pro-rata)

Salary Scale NALC LC1 (7-14)

40 hours per month (Subject to review)

Commencing September 2021 (date to be agreed)

Closing date for applications is Monday 9th August 2021.

Dymock Parish Council is looking to recruit a proactive individual who is an excellent manager and ambassador to partner our elected and co-opted members in delivering their priorities to the Community.

Dymock is a rural parish of some 500 homes and approximately 1,000 residents. The parish council is made up of 7 members (4 elected and 3 co-opted).

As Parish Clerk, you have a pivotal role in building and maintaining a good working relationship with a wide range of stakeholders, including residents, farmers, local authorities and other organisations in and around the parish.

The successful candidate will have considerable administrative and organisational skills and ideally have experience of working within local government. You will need to be a good communicator, be able to work under pressure and possess the ability to deal with a wide range of people with both diplomacy and tact.

Strong interpersonal skills are essential together with IT ability which should include the competent use of the Microsoft range of products.

The applicant will hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or be willing to achieve this qualification within 24 months of commencing employment. This training would be parish council sponsored.

The Clerk/RFO is responsible to the Parish Council for:

  • Managing the day-to-day business of the Council
  • Providing advice as the Council's Proper Officer & RFO
  • Implementing Council decisions
  • Managing and reporting on the Council's finances

Experience as a parish clerk or a working knowledge of parish council procedures is preferred but not essential if required competencies can be demonstrated.

The role is primarily home-based with scheduled meetings at Dymock Parish Hall. Duties will require some evening work including attending:

  • Property Management Committee meetings held on the 2nd Monday of alternate months at 6:30pm in Dymock Parish Hall, The Village, Dymock, GL18 2AQ
  • Council meetings held on the 2nd Monday of alternate months at 7:30pm in Dymock Parish Hall, The Village, Dymock, GL18 2AQ
  • Neighbourhood Development Plan meetings held on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30pm in St Mary's Church, The Village, Dymock, GL18 2AQ

The salary is £20,092 - £23,080 p.a. (pro rata for 40 hours per month) which equates to £10.44 - £12.00 per hour. This can be negotiated depending on qualifications and experience.

For a detailed Job Specification please email the Parish Clerk at dymockpc@outlook.com or go to our website to download a .pdf copy – https://dymockparishcouncil.org.uk/

Frampton on Severn PC (Stroud district)

Frampton on Severn Parish Council

Appointment of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Frampton on Severn is seeking applicants for the post of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. This is a part-time position, working from home or the parish office, up to 36 hours per month. As Clerk you will provide administrative support for all Parish Council activities and advise the council on legal, planning, and regulatory matters related to council business.

You will be required to attend one evening meeting per month. The Clerk will be 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

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

 To prepare, in consultation with appropriate members, agendas and minutes for meetings of the Council and its committees and implement the decisions made at the meeting as agreed by the Council.

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

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

Salary will be according to experience and qualifications. Ideally, the Clerk will hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA), or will be willing to undertake this qualification within the next 12 months. For further information please contact Sheila Murray by e-mail at framptonparishcouncil@gmail.com or tel 01452741824. Closing date for receipt of applications is noon on the 6th August 2021.

Hunts Grove PC

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

An exciting opportunity to join Gloucestershire's brand-new Parish Council!

£20,092 to £23,080 p.a. (pro-rata)

Salary Scale NALC LC1 (7-14)

30 hours per month (Subject to review)

Commencing September/October 2021 (date to be agreed)

Closing date for applications is Monday 30th August 2021.

Hunts Grove Parish Council is looking to recruit a proactive individual who is an excellent manager and ambassador to partner our elected members in delivering their priorities to the Community.

Hunts Grove will ultimately be a village of some 2,500 homes and approximately 8,000 residents. The village is growing fast and is approximately one third complete. The Parish Council serves the village with five elected councillors and this will grow as the development is completed over the next 10 years.

As Parish Clerk, you have a pivotal role in building and maintaining a good working relationship with a wide range of stakeholders, including residents, developers, local authorities and other organisations in and around this new village.

The successful candidate will have considerable administrative and organisational skills and ideally have experience of working within local government. You will need to be a good communicator, be able to work under pressure and possess the ability to deal with a wide range of people with both diplomacy and tact.

Strong interpersonal skills are essential together with IT ability which should include the competent use of the Microsoft range of products.

The applicant will hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or be willing to achieve this qualification within 24 months of commencing employment. This training would be parish council sponsored.

The Clerk/RFO is responsible to the Parish Council for:

● Managing the day-to-day business of the Council

● Providing advice as the Council's Proper Officer & RFO

● Implementing Council decisions

● Managing and reporting on the Council's finances

Experience as a parish clerk or a working knowledge of parish council procedures is preferred but not essential if required competencies can be demonstrated.

The role is primarily home-based with scheduled meetings at Hunts Grove. Duties will require some evening work including attending Council meetings that are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:15pm at Hunts Grove, Gloucestershire, GL2 4BH

The salary is £20,092 - £23,080 p.a. (pro rata for 30 hours per month) which equates to £10.44 - £12.00 per hour. This can be negotiated depending on qualifications and experience. For a detailed Job Specification please email the Interim Parish Clerk at clerk@huntsgrove-pc.gov.uk or go to our website to download a .pdf copy – https://huntsgrove-pc.gov.uk/. Applications by CV and covering letter to be emailed by the closing date of 30th August 2021.

Chard TC (Somerset)

CHARD TOWN COUNCIL

Has 5 vacancies below. Please look at the end of the page for details on how to apply.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Chard Town Council is looking for an Operations Manager to work full time (37 hours per week) to head up the Operations Team. This is an exciting time to join the team as the Council moves out into the future.

The Operations Manager will lead the Operations Team effectively, co-ordinate and ensure the efficient delivery of operations, including the day-to-day management and maintenance of the Council's facilities and assets. These include The Guildhall, parks, open spaces, cemetery, closed churchyard, allotments, and street cleaning contract. The Operations manager will also be expected develop projects in accordance with the Council's priorities.

Hours of Work - As required Monday to Friday but must be prepared to work out of office hours in order to attend Council meetings, Council business and civic functions.

Salary – (SCP Range 30 – 33) £33,782 to £36,922

CORPORATE SERVICES MANAGER

Chard Town Council has a vacancy for a full time (37 hours per week) Corporate Services Manager. This is an exciting time to join the team as Chard moves forward into the future.

The Corporate Services Manager will lead the Corporate Services Team effectively, co-ordinate and ensure the efficient delivery of administrative and financial activities across a broad range of services, and to work as part of the Team contributing to the achievement of the Council's aims and objectives.

The Corporate Services Manager will work closely with the Executive Officer and Operations Manager to help develop and maintain information and monitoring systems that are accurate and up to date at all times.

Hours of Work - As required Monday to Friday but must be prepared to work out of office hours in order to attend Council meetings, Council business and civic functions.

Salary – (SCP Range 24 – 28) £28,672 to £32,234

DEMOCRATIC SERVICES OFFICER

Chard Town Council is looking for a Democratic Services Officer to work 20 hours per week. The role is an integral part of the Corporate Management Team. This is an exciting time to join the team as the Council moves into the future.

The Democratic Services Officer will be responsible for providing efficient and effective support to the Corporate Management functions of the Council and the Executive Officer, including overseeing Human Resource matters, including training, Council Policies and Accreditation, and the administration of Council and Committee meeting paperwork.

Hours of Work - As required Monday to Friday but must be prepared to work out of office hours in order to attend Council meetings, Council business and civic functions when necessary.

Salary – (SCP Range 13 – 17) £22,627 to 24,491 per hour.

GRANTS OFFICER

Chard Town Council is looking for a Grants Officer to work 15 hours per week to join the Corporate Management Team. This is an exciting time to join the team as the Council moves forward.

The Grants Officer will be responsible for identifying and developing successful funding and grant applications for the provision of Council services and projects to deliver the strategic objectives of the Council, including sourcing and applying for grants on behalf of the Council and securing maximum funding from Principal Authorities.

Hours of Work - As required Monday to Friday, but must also be prepared to work out of office hours in order to attend Council meetings and events etc.

Salary – (SCP Range 13 – 17) (£9,173 - £9,928 pa)

EVENTS OFFICER

Chard Town Council is looking for an Events Officer to work full time (37 hours per week) to join the Corporate Management Team. This is an exciting time to join the team as the Council moves forward.

The main purpose of the role is to increase the provision, level of quality and public attendance in events to generate additional income to reduce the tax burden on local taxpayers, including an increased number of events at the Guildhall, increased room hires (of all relevant buildings), to develop a good quality sustainable Market, and to promote existing events operated and organised by the Town Council.

Hours of Work - As required Monday to Friday but must be prepared to work out of office hours in order to attend Council events.

Salary – (SCP Range 22 – 26) (£27,041 - £30,451 pa)

An Application pack can be obtained from the Town Council's website - www.chard.gov.uk

or by emailing recruitment@councilhrandgovernancesupport.co.uk

or by calling 01460 239567

Address - The Guildhall, Fore Street, Chard, Somerset TA20 1PP

(The office is open Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm and Fridays from 9am – 4.30pm)

Closing date for applications is Monday 13th September at 9am

Thame TC (Oxfordshire)

Appointment of a Town Clerk (Full-Time)

A unique leadership opportunity

Salary Scale LC 4: £50,451 – 54,323

Plus Local Government Pension

Are you a strong leader; do you think strategically; have you built successful organisations; can you communicate well, delegate effectively, and make the difficult decisions? Then why not join us? Thame is a high performing Council in Oxfordshire, a pioneer in Neighbourhood Planning, and supports a vibrant High Street, a strong community and voluntary sector and a wide range of events and festivals. We are now seeking a dynamic and proactive Town Clerk who can lead and support Councillors and staff in taking us to the next level.

Having recently undertaken an organisational review, we now need to develop and implement a new vision and strategic plan for Thame, engaging across the community, in a diverse range of economic, environmental, and service delivery opportunities. As Town Clerk you will be expected to lead this project in addition to maintaining normal statutory duties and a high level of corporate governance.

The successful candidate will lead a team of 17 staff and work closely with 16 Councillors to deliver local services, whilst building relationships across all levels of local government, ensuring Thame has a voice across the region.

Would you like to know more? To obtain an information pack with full details of the role and application form, please email.

recruitment@councilhrandgovernancesupport.co.uk

Applications must be received by 9am on the 9th August 2021. Please note CVs will not be considered. Interviews will be held on 12th & 13th August

If you would like to discuss this position please contact the Council's HR advisor 'James Corrigan' at Council HR & Governance Support on 07805 472859.

Last updated: Thu, 05 Aug 2021 13:51