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Vacancies

Bishops Cleeve PC (Tewkesbury borough_

Bishops Cleeve Parish Council

Assistant Clerk

A part time position has become available to provide administrative support to the Parish Council and get involved in the Parish Clerk's duties including being responsible for the Council's Planning, Highways and Environment Committee.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to the Parish Clerk, including preparation of agendas, managing the website and deputising for the Clerk where necessary.
  • Be responsible for the Planning, Highways and Environment Committee and the administration associated therewith.
  • Attendance at evening meetings as required (usually twice per month).
  • Provide administrative support for the Council's Neighbourhood Development Plan's Steering Group.

Person Specification

  • Previous experience in a senior administration role.
  • Excellent administration skills – to include minute taking, document preparation, agenda preparation and report writing.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to prioritise and work to strict deadlines.
  • Able to work on own initiative.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Previous Local Government experience would be an advantage.
  • Good IT skills.

25 hours per week – hours to be worked over four days (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) per week 9am - 3pm, plus evening meetings twice per month (equivalent to an hour per week).

Salary range £21,322 - £22,627 pro rata depending on experience (£14,407 - £15,289).

For further information or an application pack please contact Amanda Winstone by e-mail at clerk@bishopscleeveparishcouncil.gov.uk, 01242 674440, or from the Councils' website.

Closing date for receipt of applications is noon on the 8th February 2021. APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ON THE COUNCIL'S APPLICATION FORM – NO CVs PLEASE.

Minsterworth PC (Tewkesbury borough)

MINSTERWORTH PARISH COUNCIL

Vacancy for the position of part-time Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

KEY POINTS:

Position of part time clerk

Pay in accordance to NALC pay scales

Closing date: Friday 26 February 2021

LOCATION – The successful applicant will be home based.

HOURS – 6.5 hours per week to include attendance at a monthly Parish Council meeting (second Monday in the month) at Minsterworth Village Hall and any other additional meetings if required. Currently meetings are being held via Zoom.

SALARY - Remuneration is based on the NALC salary scales for a part time worker and will be negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

OVERVIEW

Minsterworth Parish Council is inviting applications for the role of Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer. This busy and stimulating part-time role will put you at the heart of a great local community, reporting to the Parish Council Chairman and Councillors. As Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) you will administer all the Council's financial affairs.

The Parish Council is ideally looking to employ a clerk who has or had previous knowledge of local government able to fill a position on a part-time basis.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following strengths and essential requirements:

  • Perform the day-to-day activities necessary to ensure the council is compliant with all statutory requirements, including the preparation of timely agendas, reports, and minutes for all meetings
  • Computer literate with confident knowledge of MS Office applications in particular Zoom
  • Maintaining all financial records, payment of invoices, preparing regular reports to council including the Annual Budget and financial returns
  • Work with partners including other Public Sector bodies
  • Communicate effectively and proactively with councillors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills working collaboratively with councillors in responding to local issues with a friendly and positive outlook
  • Engage with the community and communicate the council's objectives and activities effectively.
  • Managing the council's website and social media
  • Manage specific projects from inception to completion

To apply, please send your CV together with a short covering letter, summarising your key experience, to our clerk at clerk@minsterworthparishcouncil.org.uk or by post to the 1 Ledbury Road Crescent, Staunton, Glos GL19 3QB

Applications should arrive no later than 1200 on Friday 26 February 2021.

Interviews will be planned to take place in the week commencing 8th March2021.

For further information please contact the Clerk, Fiona Wallbank at clerk@minsterworthparishcouncil.org.uk .

Due to COVID-19 social distancing rules, candidates should expect that interviews will be held virtually by a suitable social media platform. (Further details will be provided should a candidate be invited to interview)

Upper Rissington PC (Cotswolds)

UPPER RISSINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Vacancy for the position of full-time Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

KEY POINTS:

  • Position of full time clerk
  • Pay in accordance to NJC pay scales
  • Closing date: Friday 29th January 2021

Upper Rissington is a village and civil Parish 2.5 miles from Bourton on the Water within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Transformed from a former RAF Base, the village is today home to around 1,400 people and has a new primary school (rated outstanding), a village hall, playing fields, numerous play parks and convenient amenities such as the Co-operative store, Badhams Pharmacy, and the Runner Bean Health and Fitness studio.

Having recently designed and deployed a highly successful response to the challenges set by COVID-19 within the Parish, Upper Rissington Parish Council is now focussed on adopting and maintaining its large Public Open Spaces. This primary task will sit alongside many other projects whilst delivering the busy day-to-day agenda, which delivers support to the village, will remain an enduring task. The Parish Council membership has recently been swelled by new members and in total it is planned to comprise of up to 11 resident volunteers who are passionate and committed to helping the village develop and thrive. The Parish Council now seeks to appoint an energetic and supportive full time Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer. The primary role of the Parish Clerk will be to provide proactive administrative and project support whilst maintaining financial oversight of Parish Council business as the Proper Officer for the Parish Council.

LOCATION – The successful applicant will ideally work a minimum of 3-4 days per week based in the Parish Council's office within the Village Hall. The remaining working hours may be home based.

HOURS – 37 hours per week to include 12-15 evening meetings per annum and occasional weekend work.

SALARY - Remuneration is based on the NJC salary scales and part timeis calculated by pro-rata reference to the standard working week for local government staff of 37 hours and will be negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience.

OVERVIEW

Upper Rissington Parish Council is inviting applications for the role of Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer. This busy and stimulating full-time role will put you at the heart of a great local community and involve a varied and busy workload during a period of change, reporting to the Parish Council Chairman and Councillors. As Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) you will administer all the Council's financial affairs. This will require experience with financial/accounting practices, a good working knowledge of Receipts and Payments bookkeeping, VAT, balance sheet reporting and use of commercial accounting software.

The Parish Council is ideally looking to employ a fully qualified clerk able to fill a position on a full-time basis. However, those wishing to be considered for a part-time role or hoping to complete the final stages of their clerk training are also highly encouraged to apply. Priority will initially be given to those who can meet the ideal requirements and these criteria will be used to down-select initial applications. Should a full time or fully qualified candidate not be available then a job share or partially qualified option will be considered.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following strengths and essential requirements. They will be asked to provide examples should they reach the interview stage:

  • Being organised and proactive in various projects
  • Accurate administration skills - minute taking, agenda setting, filing etc with attention to detail
  • Take initiative and be disciplined to work independently
  • Be able to prioritise and adapt in an ever changing environment
  • Computer literate with confident knowledge of MS Office applications in particular MS Teams and Sharepoint
  • Financial experience with bookkeeping, VAT, reports & accounting software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills working collaboratively with councillors in responding to local issues with a friendly and positive outlook
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders through a period of change is highly desirable.

To apply, please send your CV together with a short covering letter, summarising your key experience, to our clerk at clerk@upperrissington-pc.gov.uk or by post to the Parish Office, Upper Rissington Village Hall, Wellington Road, Upper Rissington, GL54 2QW

Applications should arrive no later than 1200 on Friday 29th January 2021.

The initial trawl will be completed in the week commencing 1st February 2021 with all applicants being notified if they have been successful for interview by the end of that week.

Interviews will be planned to take place in the week commencing 8th February 2021.

For further information please contact the Chairman, Declan Torris at declan.torris@upperrissington-pc.gov.uk . Due to COVID-19 social distancing rules, candidates should expect that interviews will be held virtually by a suitable social media platform. (Further details will be provided should a candidate be invited to interview)

Last updated: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 11:12