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Chaceley PC (Tewkesbury Borough)

Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer

Chaceley Parish Council is seeking to appoint a person to the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

The Council meets approximately 6 times per year at an evening meeting, and apart from attending these meetings the position is home based with an estimated 12 hours of work per month, which can be arranged to suit the 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.

· Applications are invited from interested persons who meet the following essential

criteria:

· Be prepared to deal with a diverse range of issues;

· Be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of

people;

· Be available to attend evening Parish Council meetings;

· Have good numeracy skills.

Chaceley is a small rural parish with five parish councillors. The successful applicant should be committed, and have a positive attitude towards supporting the Council. 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.

This position is for 12 hours per month with a salary band of SCP 17-21 (£9.705 - £10.676 per hour) depending on experience and qualifications.

A detailed Job description is available on http://www.chaceleyvillage.co.uk/parish.html

Please email your curriculum vitae to the Locum Clerk, Amanda Winstone, at chaceleypcclerk@gmail.com by the 30th October 2018.

Uley PC (Stroud District)

Uley Parish Council

We have an immediate vacancy for a Clerk/ Responsible Financial Officer at Uley Parish Council.

Applicants should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with tact and diplomacy.

A sound understanding of the powers and responsibilities of Parish Councils is necessary as are well developed IT skills and financial literacy. The Clerk/ RFO is responsible for all aspects of the Parish budget and financial management.

Other duties will include preparation of agendas, minute taking and dealing with residents, contractors and local government officers at all tiers.

This is a home-based position for 14 hours per week to include attendance at Parish Council meetings which are held on the first Wednesday evening of the month. Attendance at additional meetings may be required and applicants should be able to offer a level of flexibility.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience based on NJC scale 18-22. Candidates should either hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration or be prepared to achieve the qualification.

For further information, please contact the clerk@uleyparishcouncil.gov.uk or the Chairman j.dembrey@uleyparishcouncil.gov.uk

Bitton Parish Council (South Gloucestershire)

Bitton Parish Council - Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Council: Bitton Parish Council County: South Gloucestershire

Salary: Scale LC2 SCP range 30 – 34 depending on experience and qualifications. £22,182 - £24,944 Enrolled in NEST pension scheme

Location: working from home Hours: 30 per week hours including attendance at some evening meetings

The clerk is responsible for managing four part-time staff.

Bitton Parish sits at the eastern fringe of Bristol. While the population of 9,300 live mainly in this suburban area the parish stretches into a large swathe of rural green belt land towards Bath and Keynsham.

Bitton Parish Council wishes to appoint a highly motivated proactive person to the vacancy of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational, leadership and administrative abilities.

The clerk reports to the Parish Council as a corporate body and will assist councillors to implement and develop Council policy and act as line manager to four other employees. The clerk must have excellent verbal and written skills in order to work well with councillors, colleagues, parishioners, South Gloucestershire Council officials and outside contractors. The successful applicant will either be CiLCA qualified or prepared to work towards this qualification, with the support of the Parish Council.

The position involves attending meetings of Bitton Parish Council and preparing agendas, recording the minutes and dealing with the resultant correspondence. It involves keeping the Parish Council accounts, preparation of the annual budget, and providing regular financial information to councillors. It involves regular contact with the public, officials and residents.


Further information and an application pack can be obtained by download from the parish website at www.bittonparishcouncil.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 5 October 2018 Anticipated starting date: 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

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.

Stonehouse TC (Stroud District)

Communications Officer – temporary contract 1 year – 30 hours per week - £18000 per annum pro rata

Your role is to put Stonehouse on the map by managing events to improve cultural identity. You will also manage communications by creating a website, maximising the potential of social media, newsletters and news articles, and extending the reach of our communication. In this customer focused role you will deal with customer enquiries with a can do approach. Being mindful of data protection you will introduce systems to minimise risk including setting up email accounts and maintaining a drop box. You will seek out funds to bring projects to fruition. The role requires quick thinking and demands strong administration/IT skills.

For a full job description and application form please contact:

townclerk@stonehousetowncouncil.com

Closing date for applications: 26th September 2018

Longford PC (Tewkesbury Borough)

Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer

Longford Parish Council

With the retirement in December of the current Clerk, there will be a vacancy for Clerk/RFO to this evolving parish on the fringes of Gloucester City. Longford was, in the past, an outlying village of Gloucester but has become part of the wider city and, with a significant development of new housing the parish has recently grown rapidly in size.

The role of clerk is an important and varied one requiring excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with tact and diplomacy. A sound understanding of the powers and responsibilities of parish councils is necessary as are well developed I.T skills and financial literacy as the Clerk/RFO is responsible for all aspects of the Parish budgetary and financial management.

Other duties will include preparation of agendas, minute taking, dealing with residents, contractors and local government officers and maintaining the Parish website.

The post, which is home based, is for 8 - 10 hours a week (subject to responsibilities agreed) to include attendance at Parish meetings which are held 8 times a year on the first Tuesday evening of the month. Attendance at additional meetings may occasionally be required.

The successful candidate is likely to have worked in a similar role in local government but those with the requisite skills and relevant experience from other areas will be considered. Additionally the ideal candidate will have or be working towards a Certificate in Local Council Administration but applications from candidates willing to undertake such training would also be welcomed.

The rate of pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience but will be based on National Joint Council rates within the range SCP 15 - 25 (£17,972- £23,111 pro rata).

A detailed Job Description and Person Specification can be obtained electronically from Longfordpc.org.uk and applications are by C.V and letter outlining how the applicant fulfils the requirements of the role to Councillor K. Doherty at karenjdoherty@hotmail.com.

Closing date for applications is 30th September

Brimpsfield Parish Council (Cotswold District)

Brimpsfield Parish Council

Parish Clerk and RFO Vacancy

Brimpsfield and Caudle Green Parish Council, is seeking to appoint a person to the position of Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

Overall responsibilities: As Clerk to the Council you will ensure that all legal, statutory, financial and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed, all Council meetings are properly administered, and the business of the Council and all communications are correctly executed. In addition, the position also has responsibility for administering the finances of the Council as the designated Responsible Financial Officer and for managing the existing website.

· Applications are invited from interested persons who meet the following essential criteria:

· Be prepared to deal with a diverse range of issues in a 'hands on' manner;

· Be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of people;

· Be available to attend evening Parish Council meetings;

· Have good numeracy skills

Brimpsfield and Caudle Green are a small rural parish with seven parish councillors, meeting approximately six times a year. Working from home, the successful applicant should be committed, interested in the parish and have a positive attitude towards supporting the Council. 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.

This position is for 5 hours per week with a salary band of SCP 17-21 depending on experience and qualifications. Hours by arrangement.

Please email your curriculum vitae to the current Clerk, Kate Sales, on brimpsfieldpc@gmail.com. For further information or an informal chat please also contact the Clerk as above.