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Longdon, Queenhill and Holdfast PC (Worcs)

Longdon, Queenhill and Holdfast Parish Council

Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Longdon, Queenhill and Holdfast Parish Council serves three rural areas in the south of Worcestershire. The electoral roll includes around 500 people. The council employs a lengthsman and, as sole Trustee of the Village Hall charity, is responsible for the village hall. It also has responsibility for a recreation area and other assets and land within the parish.

The Parish Council is embarking on a number of projects and invites applications for the above post for a minimum of 10 hours a week. The Clerk is the central point of communication for all matters concerning the Council. In addition the Clerk is the Proper Officer responsible for ensuring that the actions of the Council fall within and comply with existing legal requirements. The duties of the Responsible Financial Officer are to maintain the financial records of the Council and any Sub-Committees as required by law. Applicants should be computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel. Previous experience of working with committees plus knowledge of maintaining a website would be an advantage. Any training necessary will be made available. Until such time as the Parish Council has an office the successful applicant will work from home. Appropriate computer hardware and software will be provided and an allowance will be made towards operating costs.

Salary will be according to experience and qualifications and will include pension and holiday pay. All meetings of the full Parish Council are held in the evening usually on the first Monday of each month. Sub-Committee meetings are held as and when required.

For an application form and job description email clerk@longdonworcs-pc.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 30 June 2021

Cranham PC (Stroud District)

CRANHAM PARISH COUNCIL

APPOINTMENT OF CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

Salary grade SCP 23 (£14.42 ph - £3,000 p. a.)

Part-time (4 hours per week)

Our Parish Council is seeking applicants to run our small Council's services (including web page), facilities and finances. Demonstrating an enthusiastic and flexible approach, you should be organised and committed to community improvements with experience in managing successful funding applications.

You will need excellent administrative, inter-personal, accounting and IT skills in order to work successfully with Councillors, external organisations, stakeholders and the community.

Ideally you should possess the CiLCA qualification and have an understanding of local authority organisation and management but this can also be covered by training if necessary.

The post is part-time (4 hours per week) with evening meeting attendance and occasional weekend attendance for our annual village meeting.

Would suit an established Clerk looking to support a smaller parish in addition to their current role.

Please email Roy Balgobin at councilcranham@yahoo.co.uk for more information and an application form.

Closing date for applications: 25 June 2021

Cranham Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Coleford TC (Forest of Dean district)

TOWN CLERK

Coleford Town Council is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and forward-looking Town Clerk / Proper Officer with the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to work with its councillors and staff to deliver the Council's priorities.


Coleford Town Council provides a wide range of high-quality community services including tourist information, cemetery, King George V Playing Field and Bells Field leisure area. The Council has 13 elected members with a regular annual budget in excess of £500,000.

We are seeking a high calibre individual, who shares our values of excellent community service, to lead our dedicated team of staff and to work actively with the elected members and the community. The key objectives of this post are to:

  • develop existing services, ensuring the efficient and effective implementation of Council business.
  • improve communication within our community and with partner organisations.
  • ensure that the Council's governance is maintained to the very highest possible standard.


The role demands self-motivation, excellent administrative and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, lateral thinking and an ability to forge strong working relationships with the Council, partners and the community. The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership experience and be capable of instigating and managing new projects. Commitment, flexibility, diplomacy and an ability to communicate effectively at all levels are key elements for this post.

We would prefer to appoint someone who already holds the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or is already working towards it or a comparable qualification. This is part of our ambition to achieve Quality Council status.


The post is to commence as soon as possible, working 32 hours per week. Some evening meetings and occasional weekend work will be necessary. Salary will be on the national scale LC3 pro rata, within the range of scale points 33–36 (£36,922 - £39,880) depending on qualifications and experience, and subject to annual review.

RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

Coleford Town Council is also seeking to appoint a Responsible Financial Officer with the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to work with the Clerk in managing the Council's finances.

The key objectives of this post are to:

  • manage the Council's bank accounts and invoicing.
  • prepare monthly reports and annual financial statements.
  • ensure and operate effective internal financial controls and recording.

The role demands good accounting, financial management and reporting skills. The successful candidate will be able to show good attention to detail and the ability to work closely and effectively with other council staff.


The post is to commence as soon as possible, working 10 hours per week. Salary will be on the national scale LC2 pro rata, within the range of scale points 24–28 (£28,672 - £32,234) depending on qualifications and experience, and subject to annual review.

APPLICATIONS

Application packs for both these posts can be obtained from the Council's website by clicking on this button ( www.colefordtowncouncil.gov.uk/jobOpportunities)

Applications in the form of a CV with two referees and a covering letter describing your suitability for the post must be returned to office@nickpennyeventservices.co.uk by 11 am on Thursday 17th June 2021. Interviews will be held on Monday 28th June or Tuesday 29th.

Any questions you may have please contact Nick Penny (Chairman of the Council) in the first instance via office@nickpennyeventservices.co.uk or call Andrew Maliphant on 01594 544456. We look forward to hearing from you.

Longhope PC (Forest of Dean)

Longhope Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (RFO).

The job requires practical knowledge and judgmental skills, and involves:

  • Exchanging information orally or in writing
  • Exercising advisory, guiding, negotiating and persuasive skills
  • Working within recognised procedures
  • Organising own workload with applicable flexi time
  • Reporting back to councillors on any issues
  • Responsibility for the supervision, direction, and training of other employees in liaison with the staffing committee
  • The allocation of work to staff and contractors
  • Considerable impact on the well-being of local people

Candidates will need:

  • Accurate administrative and financial skills, attention to detail
  • Availability to attend monthly evening meetings (3rd Monday of the month)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literate with confident knowledge of MS Office applications, internet, email, and webinar software
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work alone, use of initiative
  • Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or equivalent, or a willingness to work towards it
  • An interest in community life
  • A friendly and positive outlook

The role includes preparing agendas, attending meetings, preparing minutes, and dealing with issues arising from meetings. As the RFO you will be responsible for the maintenance of proper financial records, producing reports for members as required and completing the Annual Return for audit.

The position is a part-time and home-based role from 14 hours per week. Hours/days to be agreed, with a 6 months' probationary period. Salary is dependent on experience and will be in accordance with NJC scale points LC2 that start from new SCP18. Equipment, such as a Council laptop computer etc, will be provided. And any expenses such as essential travel etc will be reimbursed in accordance with the Councils published expenses policy.

To apply for the role please email a CV and covering letter to garynicholaslpc@icloud.com. Applications should be received no later than 5pm on Monday 7th of June, with interviews held (by Zoom if preferred) and potential employment start date, being as soon as possible thereafter. The Council is keen to welcome a new Clerk as soon as possible.

For further information on our Council please visit www.longhopeparishcouncil.com

Stroud TC (Stroud district)

The Town Council has a vacancy for a Financial Administrator.

The Financial Administrator provides administrative support to the Town Clerk. The Council currently operates its accounts using the RBS Omega System. Payroll is processed by an external agency.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an online interview.

Closing date: Friday 4th June 2021

Interviews: week commencing 14th June 2021

Please submit all applications by email to clerk@stroudtown.gov.uk

CVs will not be accepted.

If you have any questions about the role or application process please email the Town Clerk on clerk@stroudtown.gov.uk. Alternatively you can call 01453 762817, leave your name and number and a short message for a call back.

Application Pack for Financial Administrator vacancy.

Application form for Financial Administrator vacancy.

Pebworth PC (Worcestershire)

Pebworth Parish Council

Clerk vacancy

Pebworth Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk. The Clerk will be responsible for managing the day-to-day business of the parish council, including the production of the agenda/ minutes for all council meetings, liaising with outside bodies and implementing council decisions and actions arising. This position is home based and attendance at evening meetings will be required. The Clerk will be the Responsible Financial Officer and responsible for the careful administration of its finances. The successful applicant will have excellent communication, finance, and organisational skills, alongside a high level of IT experience.

The post is part-time currently for 42 hours per month. The salary will be pro rata for part time working and based on experience and qualifications.

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

A candidate information pack including application form, job description, list of specific responsibilities and required competencies is available from j-stedman@btconnect.com

You will be asked to submit a copy of your CV along with a covering letter explaining your interest and relevant experience for this position.

Informal inquiries can be made to the current Parish Council Clerk John Stedman,
Tel 01789 773 999 or email j-stedman@btconnect.com

The closing date is June 14th and shortlisted candidates would be invited to an interview in person with social distancing restrictions in place, or by ZOOM, subject to the prevailing government Covid restrictions and guidance. If a shortlisted candidate is subsequently required to self-isolate during the period covering the interview date, then the interview will be rescheduled.

The Parish of Pebworth is situated in Worcestershire on the eastern boundary of Wychavon District Council area. Pebworth has approximately 700 electors and is regarded as a rural village with a pleasant community. Pebworth Parish Council meets generally on the first Monday of each month in the Pebworth Village Hall if possible.

Charlton Kings PC (Cheltenham BC)

NEW PART-TIME STAFF ROLE AT THE PARISH COUNCIL

Community Development Officer (part time) at Charlton Kings Parish Council Salary Scale: LC1 13-17 (fte £22,627 to £24,491 - £11.76 to £12.73 per hour)

Working hours: 18 hours per week This is a new appointment to meet the expanding workload in the Parish Office, reporting to the Parish Clerk. The role will be based in our small friendly office in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham.

The successful candidate will need to be flexible and undertake work as instructed by the Parish Clerk but the main duties will include: Parish Council's community projects Supporting the development, implementation and ongoing sustainability and maintenance of a wide range of initiatives within the Parish including CK Futures, CK Health Connect, summer and Christmas Fayres and encouraging the use of community assets such as Grange Field. Support for funding applications Supporting the Clerk in identification of funding opportunities and submission of grant applications Parish Administration Supporting the work of Committees and Working Groups, including preparation of agendas and minute-taking, in liaison with the Committee Chair and the Clerk. Candidates should ideally be educated to at least A Level standard and ideally have 2 years or more in a community engagement, community development, community support role or similar role. Experience of event management and/or fundraising is desirable. Living 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: https://www.charltonkingsparishcouncil.gov.uk/vacancies.html

Alternatively, a paper version of these documents is available on request from the Parish Office. If you have any queries, or would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact the Parish Clerk on clerk@charltonkingsparishcouncil.gov.uk The deadline for applications is Sunday, 13th June 2021. Applications should be sent to the Parish Clerk, marked "Confidential", at the Parish Office, Charlton Kings Parish Council, 26 Church Street, Church Piece, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL53 8AR or submitted by email to: clerk@charltonkingsparishcouncil.gov.uk

Last updated: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:13