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Vacancies

Burnham Thorpe Parish Council

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

We need an enthusiastic, self-motivated person to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

The post is for five hours/week, plus overtime if agreed in advance, and mostly home-working. It includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings (one every two months), responsibility for finances and for risk management. Candidates need book-keeping, communication, IT and organisational skills. Depending on experience and qualifications the pay range is expected to be between approximately £9-£11/hour, and will be in-line with National Association of Local Councils guidelines. Support and training will be available

For further information and an application form please contact the current clerk:

Mima Garland (mimagarland@btinternet.com), The Old School, Burnham Thorpe, King's Lynn, PE31 8HL

Tels: 01328730612 and 07990550014

Closing date 1 September 2017

East Ruston Parish Council

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Part-time

Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk / Responsible Finance Officer to East Ruston Parish Council, and involves actioning the various decisions made by the council, as well as ensuring their legal and financial obligations are met.

Hours: six per week.

Salary: NJC Scales depending on experience and qualifications.

The job is home based, requiring internet access – and involves some evening work. The council holds a minimum of six evening meetings during the year. The council is also responsible for organising the East Ruston Annual Parish Meeting and managing various assets in the Parish.

The successful applicant will ideally hold the CiLCA qualification, or if not will be prepared to work towards achieving this qualification. This is a varied job and the successful applicant should have experience in general admin, have excellent communication, computer and literacy skills as well as a knowledge of financial management. A sound understanding of local government would be an advantage.

A full job description is available from Heath Brooks, Chair to the Parish Council - heath@hbrooks.co.uk

FRANSHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Fransham is a small Parish situated in Breckland District and has a population of around 350. The council has seven Councillors who meet every two months with the occasional emergency meeting.

The Parish Council are seeking a new Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer due to the retirement of the present Clerk. The paid post is for an average of EIGHT hours per month, which includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings.

The post is home based and the hours are flexible, with the exception of council meetings, and the salary will be in accordance with National Pay Scales.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person with good interpersonal, verbal, written and IT skills. Ideally we are looking for someone with relevant experience, although a full handover will be given by the current Clerk and training is available.

The main tasks will include:-

  • To arrange and attend Parish Council Meetings, including the Annual Parish meeting.
  • To prepare agendas and minute of meetings.
  • To prepare items for the parish website.
  • To liase with district and county councillors, other organisations, official bodies and the public as required.
  • To manage the Parish Council finances, prepare accounts for internal and external audit and produce an annual budget.
  • To keep Councillors informed of any relevant correspondence, planning applications, etc. received between meetings.
  • To ensure the Council is complying with relevant regulations & legislation and advise Councillors of any changes.
  • To review all Parish Council policies including Standing Orders and Financial regulations annually.
  • To carry out any other duties as directed by the Councillors.

Please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter to the Chair c/o 8 Station Road, Lt Fransham, Norfolk. NR19 2JJ or email: rcjames38@btinternet.com with the subject 'parish clerk vacancy'

NEATISHEAD PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (Part-time)

We are looking for a suitably experienced person to support our team of seven Parish Councillors. This is a varied and interesting role with a flexible working regime, subject to a commitment of six hours per week. The post is based at home, with meeting attendance at the New Victory Hall in Neatishead.

Key duties include:

  • To arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings,
  • To prepare the agenda and minute the meetings.
  • To liaise with the District and County Councils, other organisations and official bodies and the public as required.
  • To manage the Parish Council's finances and prepare the accounts for annual internal and external audits.
  • To attend to correspondence and administrative tasks.
  • To review all Parish Council policies including Standing Orders & Financial Regulations on an annual basis.
  • To manage the Parish Council website.
  • To maintain Parish Council files and records.
  • To advise Councillors on all legal matters.

Good organisational and communications skills are important, together with a working knowledge of email, MS WORD and spreadsheets. Applicants should be self-motivated, able to work independently and to plan and manage their own workload.

Previous relevant experience would be an advantage and the appointee will be encouraged to take advantage of training to improve their knowledge and skills. Salary will be based on the NJC Scales depending on experience and qualifications.

Closing date for applications: 25 August 2017

For further details please contact Sarah Hunt – Clerk
Applications by email or post: Weavers Edge, Chequers Street, East Ruston, Norfolk, NR12 9JT
Email: neatishead.parish@btinternet.com Telephone: 01692 580859

NORTH WALSHAM TOWN COUNCIL

Head Groundsman

North Walsham Town Council has a vacancy for the post of Head Groundsman to manage the day-to-day work of its committed Grounds Team and work closely with the Town Clerk on the management of the Council's parks, cemeteries and other maintenance responsibilities. The successful candidate will have significant experience as a groundsman and associated health and safety matters including COSHH, and be able to demonstrate (a) an understanding of managing the workload of a Council Grounds Team and (b) experience of or willingness to obtain the necessary training required for using all the Council's grounds maintenance vehicles and equipment. A programme of development training will be available for the successful candidate.

The successful candidate must be a good communicator, preferably with some experience in using IT (the Council primarily uses Microsoft Office). As it is a customer-facing position in the public sector, the successful candidate will be fluent in English

Duties include: In addition to standard duties of Groundsman, the Head Groundsman will be expected to take on the day-to-day management the Grounds Team of two/three additional staff; managing and coordinating workloads and rotas; overseeing supplies and supplies budget; ensuring that the Council meets its health and safety obligations and adheres to relevant legislation and regulation including COSHH; working closely with the Town Clerk and Development & Amenities Committee

Hours: 42 hours per week (summer); 32 hours per week (winter) Salary: £19,430 - £26,822 (SCP20 to SCP30)

Closing date: Friday 25 August 2017

How to apply: Application form available from the Town Clerk, Nick Clancy: Tel. 01692 404114; clerk@northwalsham-town.co.uk

SHROPHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

The Parish Council is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated Clerk/RFO who would wish to build a long term working relationship.

Shropham has seven Parish Councillors who meet six times a year at 7pm in the village hall usually on the last Wednesday of the odd numbered months – January etc. Where appropriate, it is preferred to keep meetings concise. No precept has been levied since 2014.

The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings.
  • prepare the Agenda and the Minutes of the meetings.
  • liaise with the District and County Councils, other organisations and official bodies as appropriate.
  • manage the Parish Council's finances and prepare the accounts for annual internal and external audits.
  • attend to correspondence and administrative tasks.
  • review all Parish Council policies including Standing Orders and Financial Regulations.
  • manage the Parish Council website.
  • maintain Parish Council files both paper and electronic.

Please will you send your application with CV and two references either by email to dnapier@netcom.co.uk or by post to David Napier, Shropham Vicarage, Attleborough NR17 1EJ.

SPXIWORTH PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Spixworth Parish Council wishes to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

The role is based at the Parish Council office located at the Village Hall for a working week of 20 hours, Monday to Friday.

The scale of pay will be within the NJC National Salary Scale LC2 within the range 30-34 pro rata with a starting point based upon experience and qualifications. (CILCA Qualification or similar is preferred.)

The Council has 12 councillors, meets monthly and has committees comprising Planning, Highways & Amenities and Personnel and the Council is now preparing its Neighbourhood Plan for its community. The Council is also the Sole Trustee for Spixworth Village Hall and the appointed person will act as the Clerk to the Trustee.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to Spixworth Parish Council. Your CV must include the details of two referees.

For further information or a copy of the Job Description please contact the Locum Parish Clerk, Mrs Anne Barnes, by email to spc.clerk@spixworth-pc.org.uk or by telephone on 01603 890290.

Closing date is 15 September 2017.

Spixworth Parish Council, Village Hall, Crostwick Lane, Spixworth, NR10 3NQ

www.spixworthparishcouncil.norfolkparishes.gov.uk

TACOLNESTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

The Parish Council is looking for either

  • An experienced, qualified, computer-literate, enthusiastic and self-motivated Clerk/RFO/Proper Officer who would wish to build a long term working relationship

or

  • A computer-literate, enthusiastic and self-motivated RFO/Assistant Clerk who would wish to build a long term working relationship and who would be prepared to work under the direction of the Acting clerk until qualified. Training would be provided. It takes about a year to achieve the CiLCA qualification.

Tacolneston has seven Parish Councillors who meet eleven times a year at 7 p.m. in the village hall usually on the third Wednesday of the month. The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings.
  • prepare the Agenda and the Minutes of the meetings.
  • liaise with the District and County Councils, other organisations and official bodies as appropriate.

As RFO - manage the Parish Council's payroll and other finances and prepare the accounts for annual internal and external audits.

  • attend to correspondence and administrative tasks.
  • review all Parish Council policies including Standing Orders and Financial Regulations.
  • manage the Parish Council website.
  • maintain Parish Council files both paper and electronic.

The work will amount to, on average, about 20 hours per month with a qualified Clerk/RFO/Proper Officer being paid on Salary Scale 28 equating to £12.98 per hour. An RFO/Assistant Clerk will be paid on salary scale 24 which equates to £11.41 per hour.

Please send your application with CV and two references to the Acting Clerk by
31 August 2017.

Email : john.pennell@live.co.uk phone : 01953 788 283 : Address Walnut Tree Farm, 45 Bunwell Street, Bunwell, Norwich NR16 1NA.

THOMPSON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Thompson is a small Parish situated in the Breckland District Council area and has a population of around 300. The council has 7 Councillors who meet every two months with the occasional emergency meeting.

The Parish Council are seeking a new Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer due to the retirement of the present Clerk. The paid post is for an average of FOUR hours a week which includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings. Any additional paid hours would be as a result of a specific exceptional item of business.

The post is home based and the hours are flexible with the exception of council meetings. The salary will accord with National Pay Scales.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person with good interpersonal, verbal, written and IT skills, ideally with some experience, although a full handover will be given by the current Clerk.

The main tasks will include:-

  • To arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council Meetings, including the Annual Parish meeting.
  • To prepare agendas and minute meetings.
  • To liaise with district and county councillors, other organisations, official bodies and the public as required.
  • To manage the Parish Council finances, prepare accounts for internal and external audit and produce an annual budget.
  • To keep Councillors informed of any relevant correspondence received between meetings.
  • To keep up to date with changes in relevant regulations and legislation and advise the Parish Councillors of such changes.
  • To review all Parish Council policies including Standing Orders and Financial regulations annually.
  • To ensure the Council is complying with the Transparency Code at all times.
  • To carry out any other duties as directed by the Councillors.

Please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter to the Chair c/o 21 Pockthorpe Lane, Thompson, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 1 PN or email: kate.winslow@thompsonvillage.org.uk

WATTON TOWN COUNCIL

Town Operative/Market Supervisor

Watton Town Council is seeking a Town Operative/Market Supervisor.

23 hours per week – times to be negotiated but a full day could be needed on Wednesdays.

Pay scale within NJC rates points 16 to 18. Full time equivalent £17,169 to £17,800 (pro-rata to 23 hours).

Job share could be considered with hours to be negotiated as appropriate.

The post will be based at the Town Council Offices at Wayland Hall with work generally to be undertaken around the town of Watton. Van and tools provided.

Application pack and information available from the Town Office as above.

Completed applications to reach Wayland Hall by midday on 4 September 2017, with interviews to be undertaken 18 September.

Full clean driving license is preferable and DBS check will be requested.

WORTWELL PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to work for 28 hours per month.

The Parish has seven Parish Councillors who meet monthly at Wortwell Community Centre on the last Monday in the month (with the exception of August and December). The job is home based and candidates will need a good level of computer literacy and a computer and printer. Previous experience as a clerk is preferred but training could be arranged for the right person

The main tasks include:

  • To arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings (evenings)
  • To prepare agendas and minute meetings.
  • To liaise with the district and county councils, other organisations, official bodies
  • and the public as required.
  • To manage the Parish Council's finances and prepare accounts.
  • To attend to correspondence
  • To carry out duties as required by the Parish Council.

The salary accords with National Pay Scales as received from the NALC and SLCC. Current Salary scale to remain at SCP22. The total salary for the year being £4,368.

Please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter to:

Allison Copeman
Chairwoman
Wortwell Parish Council
9 Sancroft Way
Wortwell
Harleston
IP20 0HR

Or email allisoncopeman8@gmail.com

Closing date: 5pm Friday 15 September 2017