Vacancies

Hillesley & Tresham Parish Council (Stroud District)

Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

HTPC is seeking a Parish Clerk to replace its experienced clerk who is leaving to explore new challenges. Hillesley and Tresham is a rural parish lying to the west of the A46, south of Wotton under Edge and north of Hawkesbury Upton. This is a permanent part-time role in which the Clerk will be required to attend all Parish Council meetings, which are generally held every month on a Tuesday evening. The Council is a small, diverse group with a progressive and proactive approach to serving the community which it serves.

The successful candidate will have initiative, be well organised, have excellent administrative and financial skills with a high level of IT literacy. An important aspect of the Clerk's role is the management of the allotment site in Hillesley which has a thriving community. The successful candidate will have a strong desire to make a success of this important role and with the Council's support undertake any necessary formal training. There will be a 6 month probationary period with a start date as soon as possible. A full Job Description and Person Specification are available on request via the email address below.

Hours of work are 20 per month, worked flexibly and work will be home based. Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications but will be in the range NJC LC1 (13-17) £22627 - £24491 pro rata.

Applications for the post should be submitted with a covering letter to Simon Lee chair@htpc.org.uk. Any queries regarding the post to be sent to the same e-mail address.

Closing Date is Friday 19th August 2022

Bromsberrow PC (Forest of Dean)

Bromsberrow Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Bromsberrow Parish Council is seeking to appoint a friendly and well-motivated Clerk to the Parish Council.

The post is for 4 hours per week, flexible, working from home with evening meetings usually held on the last Tuesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, December) at 7.30pm in Bromsberrow Village Hall.

It is essential that the applicant communicates well at all levels and has strong ICT skills – particularly a good knowledge of Excel and Word, and experience or willingness to learn website management preferably in Word Press. Training can be given.

Excellent administration skills are also a key requirement including accurate minute taking, preparation and monitoring of budgets and managing and administering the Council's assets and finances. The applicant will ideally be CILCA qualified or willing to work towards this qualification in a timely manner.

The role requires an ability to work on your own initiative, demonstrate attention to detail and have good organisational skills.

The successful applicant will be provided with a laptop and printer.

Salary will depend on experience.

Please email a CV and covering letter to blewis0@gmail.com

Woodchester PC

Vacancy for Part-Time Parish Council Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Woodchester Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer. This an exciting opportunity for a suitable candidate in a well-established village community in Stroud District.

This is a part-time administrative role for 10 hours per week working generally from home and reporting to the Parish Council with attendance at meetings every other month. These are usually held on the first Thursday of the month at Woodchester Village Hall, in addition to the Annual Parish meeting generally held in May.

The Parish Council is looking for someone with strong administrative skills and ideally with experience in local government. Previous experience as a Town or Parish Clerk and a CILCA qualification would be desirable but is not essential. The job requires a strong level of personal commitment, professionalism and good communication skills as well as the ability to work well both on their own and within a team and deal with local authority officers and 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, recording the minutes of those meetings and completing the relevant actions arising from those minutes. They are there to support Councillors to act according to the law and to their agreed policies at all times. There will also be a need to deal with issues reported by residents or District/County Councillors.

The Parish Council will provide the successful candidate with a dedicated computer specifically for Parish Council (excluding personal) business. Fluency in Word and Excel is a necessity. Experience with Scribe accounting software would be desirable. The Clerk is required to store some documents and items of equipment in their home. The postholder is also responsible for maintaining the Parish Website and experience of using Wordpress would be an advantage.

Remuneration is based on NALC recommendations for part-time clerks, i.e., LC1 (SCP 13-17) and will be negotiable depending on experience. There is also an element of working from home allowance per month and travel expenses - the current salary for the 10 hours per week advertised is around £530 pcm. Expenses will also be provided.

Applicants should forward a CV and a concise statement of why you are interested in the role and what you can offer the Parish Council, to the current Clerk, Sylvia May at clerk@woodchesterparish.org.uk,

Interviews will take place in Woodchester at a date to be agreed.

Gotherington Parish Council

Gotherington Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer Vacancy

This community job has broad scope and is ideal for someone with administrative and basic financial experience who commits to rural community work within this beautiful area in the Cotswolds.

Gotherington is a small village with a population approximately 1200 some 5 miles from Cheltenham Spa. It is surrounded on the north by the villages of Woolstone and Oxenton, and to the south by Woodmancote and Bishop's Cleeve. Knowledge and familiarity with Gotherington and the local area would be an advantage but is not essential.

The job would suit an existing parish clerk, or someone with business or local government administrative experience. Work averages 10 hours a week paid monthly, with the actual time spent peaking around the parish council meetings which are held 12 times a year in the evening, and at the end of the financial year.

Candidates without the specific local authority experience would also be welcome, and would learn basic legal and local authority requirements for which training will be given. Councillors are active in their support to the Clerk and take on projects themselves. Good financial and other processes and systems are in place.

What's on offer

  • A permanent contract and pension.
  • Professional training.
  • Working from home with laptop and printer provided.

Desirable skills:

  • Being well organised, able to focus on detail, and the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Being comfortable working with other people, within the village or officials/businesses elsewhere
  • Familiarity administering budgets, and contracts administration
  • Setting agendas, taking minutes of meetings, and following up action points
  • Good and open communication, including email & social media.

Pay

This will be in line with the mix of skills and experience the candidate brings, and is anticipated to be up to£15 per hour.

Timing

Recently the Council has been run with the support of a locum Clerk with Councillors providing a supporting role. We'd dearly like to hear from potential candidates to share the load! Applications are required by 1st September 2022.

Please enquire with a CV to the Chair of Gotherington Parish Council, Mavis Rear chair@gotheringtonparishcouncil.org.uk or phone 01242 674470. A full job description and application form will be provided.

Last updated: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 15:02