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Rodborough PC (Stroud District)

VACANCY

Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer

An exciting opportunity exists for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Rodborough Parish Council. With around 2,300 households and 4,276 electors, Rodborough, located within Stroud District, is a parish of contrasts, from the industry and commerce of Dudbridge to the tranquility of National Trust Rodborough Common, part of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

In addition to the normal statutory duties, the Clerk will take full responsibility for the day-to-day administration and financial management of the Council's activities, working closely with the Council and its staff to secure its aims and objectives. He/she will be expected to provide support and guidance to Councillors in implementing new initiatives and procedures, and to undertake project work as and when required. The successful applicant must be able to work on their own initiative, be willing to acquire new skills and take a proactive interest in the wellbeing of the community.

This is a rewarding role for a highly motivated individual with excellent management and organisational abilities. Applicants must be computer literate and preferably qualified or experienced in local council administration

Part-time, 21 hours a week. Salary on the new NJC scale from April 1st 2019: LC2 SCP 24-28, £27,905 – £31,371 pro-rata, depending on qualifications and experience.

At least one Monday evening a month attending meetings will be required. Office opening times are normally Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am till noon.

An Application Form and Job Description are available from clerk@rodborough.gov.uk. Download via www.rodborough.gov.uk News page or write to: Rodborough Parish Council, Community Hall, Butterrow West, Rodborough, Stroud, Glos GL5 3TZ.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Wednesday 30th January, with interviews on either Friday 15th or Saturday 16th February

Woodmancote PC (Tewkesbury Borough)

WOODMANCOTE PARISH COUNCIL

VACANCY FOR

CLERK/RESPONSIBLE FINANCE OFFICER

A vacancy has occurred for a Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer at Woodmancote Parish Council to commence in March 2019.

The duties include preparing agendas, taking minutes, dealing with correspondence, and liaising with residents, contractors and local government officers. The Clerk is responsible for all aspects of the Parish Accounts including budget, audit, reporting, and preparing payments and bank account reconciliation.

The role is home based and attendance is required at Parish Council Meetings. Regular meetings occur on the second Thursday of every month (excluding August and December) and there may be additional meetings called during the year as and when required. The Clerk should be computer literate with good word processing and spreadsheet skills and be able to maintain the Parish website. An ability to communicate effectively at all levels is a key requirement of this role.

The successful applicant will ideally have worked in a similar role in local government, however candidates with relevant experience and skills from other areas will be considered. A certificate in Local Council Administration is an advantage but continuous professional development throughout the period of employment would be encouraged and supported.

Salary is based on 40 hours per month and will be determined according to the National Joint Council rates. Dependent upon qualification and experience this will be within the range SCP 15 - 25 (£17,972 - £23,111 pro rata).

If you are interested please forward your CV and covering letter to:-

The Clerk electronically by email to clerk@woodmancoteparishcouncil.com

Thornbury TC (South Gloucestershire)

Thornbury Town Council is seeking a new Deputy Town Clerk.

This is an exciting time to join the Council and help lead its work to support the community, as Thornbury goes through a period of significant change and growth.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, experience working in a local government environment, managing staff and services and partnership working.

This is a full time role (37hrs a week), which involves attending evening meetings and working outside normal office hours on occasion. In return the council offers a generous salary package (£27,358 - £30,757) depending on skills, qualifications and experience. This post is also entitled to join the local government pension scheme.

The closing date for applications is Friday 25th January 2018. Interviews are likely to be held w/c 4th February 2018.

Charlton Kings PC (Cheltenham BC)

Charlton Kings Parish Council

Administrative Officer (part time)

Salary Scale LC1 (£17,972 to £19,819) pro rata 16 hrs per week.

This is a new appointment to meet the expanding workload in the Parish Office, reporting to the Parish Clerk. The pattern of working hours will be subject to some flexibility but the primary aim will be to assist with covering the period 10:00 to 14:00 Monday to Friday and the occasional evening meeting. The purpose-built Parish Offices are bright and modern, with up to date technology and computer systems. These are situated in the heart of Charlton Kings. In this small friendly Office, the overall requirement will be the need to be flexible and undertake work as instructed by the Clerk but the main duties will include:

Parish Administration

Dealing with members of the public face to face and by phone. Giving support to various Parish Committees, preparing agendas, attending meetings, producing minutes and assisting with follow-up action as required.

Financial Management

Assisting the Clerk in the preparation of financial information, using Scribe (accounting software package) preparing payments and related tasks.

Health & Safety

Supporting the Clerk in the delivery and proper management of all of H & S matters.

Candidates should be educated to at least A Level standard, have experience in administration/finance, be computer literate, have good organisational skills and good attention to detail. The ability to drive and have access to a car is essential and to live in or near Charlton Kings would be an advantage.

A full job description, person specification and application form are available for download from the Parish Council website at https://www.charltonkingsparishcouncil.gov.uk/vacancies.html Alternatively, a paper version of these documents is available from the Parish Office.If you have any queries, please contact the Parish Clerk on clerk@charltonkingsparishcouncil.gov.uk

The deadline for applications is 4.00 pm on Thursday, 31st January 2019. Applications can be sent to the Parish Clerk, marked "Confidential", at the Parish Office, Charlton Kings Parish Council, Parish Office, 26 Church Street, Church Piece, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL53 8AR or submitted by email to: clerk@charltonkingsparishcouncil.gov.uk

Minchinhampton PC (Stroud District)

Assistant to the Clerk

Minchinhampton Parish Council near Stroud has a vacancy for an assistant to the clerk.

The role is to be responsible to, and to generally assist, the clerk in all office and administration tasks, and in dealing with inquiries in person and on the telephone from members of the public.

Based at the council's office at The Trap House, in West End, Minchinhampton, the assistant to the clerk will take particular responsibility for the production of the council's monthly publication "Tom Long's Post". The assistant will also be expected to administer the allotments' rents and allocations, and to organise the business of the council's monthly Planning Meeting. Training will be given as required.

The hours of work are 9am-1pm Mondays, 9am-12noon Wednesdays and Fridays. Plus one Monday evening (3 hours) a month. Making a total of 43 hours per month.

Salary will be as per the National Joint Council for Local Government Services new pay scales SCP (Spinal Column Point) 3-9, negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.

Full details from: clerk@minchinhampton-pc.gov.uk.

Deadline for applications Monday, February 4th, 2019, with interviews during February, to start beginning March.

Rodborough PC (Stroud District)

VACANCY

Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer

An exciting opportunity exists for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Rodborough Parish Council. With around 2,300 households and 4,276 electors, Rodborough, located within Stroud District, is a parish of contrasts, from the industry and commerce of Dudbridge to the tranquillity of National Trust Rodborough Common, part of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

In addition to the normal statutory duties, the Clerk will take full responsibility for the day-to-day administration and financial management of the Council's activities, working closely with the Council and its staff to secure its aims and objectives. He/she will be expected to provide support and guidance to Councillors in implementing new initiatives and procedures, and to undertake project work as and when required. The successful applicant must be able to work on their own initiative, be willing to acquire new skills and take a proactive interest in the wellbeing of the community.

This is a rewarding role for a highly motivated individual with excellent management and organisational abilities. Applicants must be computer literate and preferably qualified or experienced in local council administration

Part-time, 21 hours a week. Salary on the new NJC scale from April 1st 2019: LC2 SCP 24-28, £27,905 – £31,371 pro-rata, depending on qualifications and experience.

At least one Monday evening a month attending meetings will be required. Office opening times are normally Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am till noon.

An Application Form and Job Description are available at clerk@rodborough.gov.uk. Download via www.rodborough.gov.uk news page or write to: Rodborough Parish Council, Community Hall, Butterow West, Rodborough, Stroud, Glos GL5 3TZ.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Wednesday 30th January, with interviews on either Friday 15th or Saturday 16th February

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: Friday 1st February 2019

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.