Clerk And Responsible Finance Officer
Council: Ash Parish Council
Salary: NJC – SCP 35 – 39 (£41,496 - £45,495) (pay award pending). plus, out of London Fringe
Ash Parish Council is seeking a full time Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. The Parish Clerk is responsible for all aspects of council operations, including the duties of the responsible finance officer, delivering services such as the Ash Cemetery, The Ash Centre, open spaces, play areas and sports facilities, leading a team of 8 staff, managing the delivery of council projects and initiatives, and supporting councillors in their decision making.
This role will require someone who has knowledge and experience of servicing council and committee meetings, administering and managing all aspects of the Parish Council’s business. managing projects, with experience of public sector procurement regulations
The post holder will also be responsible for ensuring the council fulfils its legal obligations, including governance, health & safety and staff management. Experience in budgeting, financial management and payroll, Ideally using Rialtas and Sage software packages.
This role will require someone with excellent communication skills, experience of working in a local government environment, managing staff, finance, contracting services and joint partnership working.
Applicants must be CiLCA (certificate in local council administration) qualified or committed to achieving this within 24months of commencement in post.
We offer between 23 days holiday a year: plus, bank holidays, two additional statutory days, and a Local Government Pension scheme.
To apply please download an application pack from the Ash Parish Council website.
Once you have an application pack, If you would like to apply, please complete the application form within this pack, or if you have difficulty accessing this, please email email@example.com
Closing date for applications 1 December 2023. Interviews Mid December 2023.
Deputy Clerk advert - Westerham Town Council (Kent border)
Council: Westerham Town Council
Salary: SCP 18 – 30 pro rata (£27,344 – £36,298 pro rata – pay award pending)
Hours: Initially 20 per week 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday including evening work
Local Government pension scheme
Closing date 20th November 2023
Westerham Town Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking and proactive Deputy Clerk, with good communication skills to be an active member of the management team, supporting the Town Clerk in ensuring the Council achieves its targets and aspirations.
The Deputy Clerk has responsibility for the Allotment, Playing Fields and Open Spaces committee arranging meetings, recording minutes and implementing decisions made. To manage two playing fields, three allotment sites and the Council’s open spaces, liaising with and managing the Grounds Maintenance Operative. To assist the Responsible Finance Officer in the management and preparation of the annual APFOS budget.
You would deal with queries coming into the Council offices from residents, District and County Councils, contractors and take appropriate action.
For more information see WTC website for the job description and application form: -
Terms and conditions of employment
Westerham Town Council staff are employed under Local Government Services (Green Book) terms and conditions.
If you have good customer service skills, are a team worker, have a high level of IT skills then we would like to hear from you.
Plaistow & Ifold Parish Council (West Sussex)
VACANCY FOR A FULL TIME PARISH CLERK & RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER
Closing date: 12th December 2023, 12 noon
Interview date: 19/12/2023
Start Date: circa January 2024
We are looking for someone who is highly organised and committed to undertake this key role. You will be responsible for all day-to-day organisation and management of the Council’s services, facilities, and finances. You will need to be enthusiastic, flexible, and community-focussed with excellent communication, advisory, leadership, management, administrative, inter-personal, accounting and IT skills.
You will need to be proactive and able to work independently and flexibly from home to successfully support Councillors and residents. You will work with external organisations, stakeholders, and the community.
Although an appropriate qualification would be preferred, the Parish Council will support an applicant following appointment to study for the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA) qualification.
Hours: Full time (37 hours per week), permanent. The hours are flexible.
Salary: SCP 34 – SCP 42 (£42,403 - £50,512) depending on qualifications and experience.
Place of work: Home-based with evening attendance at meetings in Plaistow and Ifold village halls (typically 2 - 3 evenings per month). Occasional weekend working.
Pension: Local Government Pension
For further information please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification which are available on the Parish Council’s website (www.plaistowandifold-pc.gov.uk).
Job application Form available on the website
For an informal chat please contact the outgoing Clerk, Catherine Nutting, on 07798 631 410 or firstname.lastname@example.org