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BARNHAM BROOM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Are you an experienced administrator who is looking for flexible, part-time work locally?

We are looking for a Parish Clerk to work with us. The position is home based for 25 hours per month including one evening meeting a month. Salary to be agreed, depending on qualifications and experience, within the national guidelines.

Main duties include:

  • Arranging and attending one meeting a month
  • Preparing agendas and writing minutes
  • Managing the finances
  • Updating the Website
  • Dealing with correspondence
  • Ensuring current legislation and procedure are adhered to by informing and advising the Council

Relevant experience and/or qualifications would be an advantage but full training will be given.

For more information please contact Beth Boorman (Clerk) on

01362 820337 or bboormanclerk@gmail.com

To apply, please send a letter of application with your CV to:

Mrs Beth Boorman
Rosa Cottage
Southburgh
Thetford
IP25 7SU

Or using above email address

Applications welcomed with a view to a start date of 1 May 2018.

CLAXTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer. The current incumbent has indicated he would like to step down by May 2018 at the latest, and that if a suitable successor were identified at any time before then he would be happy to fit in with that timing.

Claxton has five Parish Councillors who meet in the Village Hall on the middle Wednesday of every other month starting with January. The paid post is for an average of four hours per week, 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. The current salary for the full duties as outlined below is £9.392 per hour which equates to Spinal Column Point 18 (part-time) of the National Joint Council for Local Government Services 2016-2018 National Salary Award. This is likely to rise from April 2018.

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

The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • Advise and support the Chair and other Parish Councillors.
  • 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 audit.
  • attend to correspondence and administrative tasks.
  • review annually all Parish Council policies including Standing Orders and Financial Regulations.
  • manage and develop the Parish Council website.
  • maintain both paper and electronic Parish Council files.
  • Other duties as determined by the Parish Council.

If you are interested please send your application with CV either by email to clarepv@gmail.com or by post to Mrs P V Clare, Chair of Claxton Parish Council, The Hawthorns, Church Lane, Claxton NR14 7HY.

GREAT MOULTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk.

Gt Moulton Parish Council comprises seven councillors and meets on the third Friday of each month in the Coronation Hall and is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic Clerk who can join the happy, friendly team of councillors and the newly appointed RFO.

The paid post is for an average of fifteen 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. The current salary for the full duties as outlined below will not be less than £9.392 per hour which equates to Spinal Column Point 18 (part-time) of the National Joint Council for Local Government Services 2016-2018 National Salary Award. This is likely to rise from April 2018 and will, of course, be increased as the applicant achieves training milestones. It is likely that the number of hours will also increase in the near future as the Council is embarking on the production of a Village or business Plan to set out a vision, after consultation, for the residents and other organisations in the village

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person with good interpersonal, verbal, written and IT skills. Previous experience is not necessary as the current Acting Clerk has agreed to help with the transition for as long as necessary. The council will arrange and pay for any training required.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Become the Proper Officer of the Council and accept the Nolan Principles and the same Code of Conduct as the Councillors
  • Advise and support the Chairman and other Parish Councillors.
  • 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 (especially those in the village), neighbouring parish councils and official bodies as appropriate.
  • Liaise with the RFO to ensure that the Parish Council's finances and accounts for annual audit are produced accurately and on time.
  • Attend to correspondence and administrative tasks.
  • Review annually all Parish Council policies including Standing Orders and Financial Regulations.
  • Manage and develop the Parish Council website.
  • Provide a bi-monthly article to the Parish Magazine.
  • Maintain both paper and electronic Parish Council files.
  • Such other duties as are agreed with the Parish Council.

For an informal chat, further explanation or to apply please contact the Acting Clerk, John Pennell :email john.pennell@live.co.uk
Tel 01953 788 283 Address : 45 Bunwell Street, Bunwell, Norwich, NR16 1NA

LESSINGHAM AND HEMPSTEAD WITH ECCLES PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Hours: 12 hours/month

The Parish Council is seeking a Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer. The successful candidate will be required to prepare agendas, attend and minute meetings, deal with the action agreed, maintain financial records, deal with correspondence, and maintain the Council's website. An experienced Clerk is desirable but not essential.

The Council meets on the second Tuesday of every month, although attendance at other evening/daytime meetings may be required by arrangement. The successful candidate will be expected to work from home. Salary will depend on experience but will be in accordance with National pay scales.

For an informal chat, copy of job description or to apply please contact:

Cllr Michael Walker on: 07470074777
Email: pollitix@hotmail.com
Applications –By brief letter/email with CV
Closing date: 31 May 2018

ROYDON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer for the parish of Roydon, near Diss in South Norfolk.

Roydon has nine Parish Councillors who meet in St Remegius Church on the last Tuesday of every month except August and December. The paid post is for seven hours per week, which includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings. The post is home-based 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. Relevant experience would be ideal, although a full handover will be given by the current Clerk and training is available. Ideally, the candidate will have good local knowledge, though applications from candidates living outside the vicinity will also be considered, and travelling expenses paid.

The successful candidate would be expected to

  • advise and support the Chair and other Parish Councillors.
  • 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 audit.
  • attend to correspondence and administrative tasks.
  • review annually all Parish Council policies including Standing Orders and Financial Regulations.
  • manage and develop the Parish Council website.
  • maintain both paper and electronic Parish Council files.
  • other duties as determined by the Parish Council.

If you are interested please send your application with CV either by email to pjcurson@hotmail.co.uk or by post to Mr P J Curson, Chair of Roydon Parish Council, Cringle Oaks, Snow Street, Roydon, Diss, Norfolk IP22 5SB.

SMALLBURGH PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

4 hours/week, home-based.

NJC Salary scale LC1 SCP 21-23 £10.36/hour - £10.94/hour, according to experience and qualifications.

A laptop computer, printer and projector are provided by the council.

Smallburgh Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, to start as soon as possible. A handover/Induction period may be offered, if required. Ideally, candidates will have a professional qualification to the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA) level or above, or be willing to undergo the appropriate training to work towards this.

The post includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings and responsibility for the finances of the Council and its risk management as described in the job descriptions.

Candidates should have the following skills:

  • book keeping
  • good interpersonal skills
  • IT skills
  • organisational skills

Support and training will be provided.

The Parish Council consists of seven members. Meetings are held members months of the year on a Tuesday from 7.45pm.

Please visit the Parish Council website for a full Job Description: http://smallburghparishcouncil.norfolkparishes.gov.uk and respond by email with your CV, a covering letter and contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your current/last employer, to:

Susan Wellerd, Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, smallburgh@outlook.com 01692 670124

STOKESBY WITH HERRINGBY PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

3 hours/week, home-based.

NJC Salary scale LC1 SCP 18-22 £9.39/hour - £10.73/hour, according to experience and qualifications.

A laptop computer and printer are provided by the council.

Stokesby with Herringby Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, to start 1 September 2018. A handover/Induction period may be offered, if required. Ideally, candidates will have a professional qualification to the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA) level or above, or be willing to undergo the appropriate training to work towards this.

The post includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings and responsibility for the finances of the Council and its risk management as described in the job descriptions. Candidates should have the following skills:

  • book keeping
  • good interpersonal skills
  • IT skills
  • organisational skills

Support and training will be provided.

The Parish Council consists of seven members. Meetings are held quarterly in May, August, November and February on the second Wednesday of the month, from 7.30pm.

Please visit the Parish Council website for a full Job Description: http://www.stokesby.org.uk/parishcouncil.html and respond by email with your CV, a covering letter and contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your current/last employer, to:

Sarah Welsh, Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, clerkstokesby@gmail.com 07808704960

Closing date for applications 20 April 2018.

SYDERSTONE PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Syderstone is a small village within the Borough of Kings Lynn and is situated five miles west of Fakenham off the A148.

The village has 416 residents and 272 dwellings. There are seven Parish Councillors who meet in the village hall at 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month, except August. The parish web page contains copies of the minutes and accounts, which provide full information of what the Parish Council is about, see www.syderstone.com/parish .

Candidates should have their own Personal Computer and internet connection, as agendas and minutes are circulated by email to all Councillors. Software should include MS Word and MS Excel as these are the adopted format used to distribute agendas, minutes and accounting information.

The main services provided by the Parish Council include street lighting, children's playground, dog waste bins, roadside paths (TROD) and grass cutting within village, all of which are established contracts.

The contract would be for 20 hours per month and paid as such. This includes attendance at Council meeting, preparation of agendas & minutes, HMRC payroll, and book keeping.

For full details and discussion please contact Cllr Reg Thompson, Parish Chairman on 01485 578508.

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

WEASENHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Weasenham is a small village of two parishes with approximately 200 households. Until recently there were two parish councils but following a Community Governance Review these were dissolved and this new Council created. The Council wishes to employ a Clerk/RFO to start as soon as possible.

A contract based on the standard job description, terms and conditions will apply. The salary will reflect experience and relevant qualifications. The Clerk will be contracted for 12 hours a week, to be reviewed after 6 months, but is not anticipated that the number of hours will be decreased. Mileage and other expenses at approved rates will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

The Clerk's usual place of work will be their home, but will include attendance at formal Council meetings. The Council meets routinely bi-monthly, with additional meetings being arranged, if necessary. The Clerk will need a flexible approach to work to ensure that deadlines are met; some weeks may require more time and others less. Since its creation in May 2015 much progress has been made, however there is still work to be done in administering charities and an annual fund for improving the facilities in the village.

The applicant should be a good communicator with excellent interpersonal, oral and written skills. He/she will need to be familiar with word, excel, email, PAYE/RTI and WordPress for the website. Although a CILCA qualification would be advantageous it is not essential, although it would be expected that the appointee would undertake the necessary training. The Clerk will have the use of the Council's computer and laser printer.

Further details in relation to the post and the village may be obtained from Councillor Richard Bowyer 01328 838737

Applications with a full CV and details of two referees should be sent to: Weasenham Parish Council c/o 19, Lamberts Close, Weasenham St Peter Weasenham, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE32 2TE (Previous applicants need not re-apply as their applications will automatically be reconsidered)

The Councils email address is weasenhampc@gmail.com

The Council website is: weasenhamparishcouncil.norfolkparishes.gov.uk where general information about the Parishes, the Parish Council and its work can be found. This advertisement will remain open until the vacancy is filled.

WELNEY PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer to Welney Parish Council. The position is available now. The post involves implementing the various decisions made by the Parish Council as well as ensuring their legal and financial obligations are met.

Hours – 6 to 8 hours per week - must be worked flexibly including attendance at meetings of which twelve are held during each year on the first Tuesday of each month at the William Marshall Centre, Hurn Drove, Welney. The job is home based and requires good internet access. A laptop and printer will be provided.

The successful candidate will have good IT and social media skills and will receive a salary based on the NJC Scales depending on experience and qualifications. The successful applicant will also be expected to hold the CiLCA qualification or be prepared to work immediately towards achieving this qualification.

The main duties will include

  • To arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings
  • To prepare the Agenda (in conjunction with the Chairman) and minute the meetings
  • To liaise with the District & County Councils, other organisations and official bodies and the public as requested.
  • To manage the Parish Council's finances and prepare the accounts for annual internal and external audit.
  • To attend to correspondence and administrative tasks.
  • To review all Parish Council policies including Standing Orders and Financial Regulations
  • To manage the Parish Council website
  • To maintain Parish Council files, paper and electronic.
  • To arrange the Welney Annual Parish Meeting in March of each year.

The Parish Council are sole Trustee of the Welney Playing Field Charity and the Clerk would be expected to attend Trustee meetings as and when arranged.

Please submit a letter of application for the vacancy as soon as possible, including CV and the names and addresses of two referees to the chairman: Mr Graham Rainbird, Welney Farmhouse, Wisbech Road, Welney, Wisbech, PE14 9QA or by e-mail to welneypcclerk@gmail.com.

Closing date for applications: Monday 02 April 2018.

Interviews will be arranged shortly thereafter.

WHISSONSETT PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Whissonsett Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

The post is for 10 hours per month includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings (approximately 8 in the year) and responsibility for the finances of the Council and its risk management. Candidates should have book keeping skills, communication, IT and organisational skills. Pay will be in line with NALC guidelines and according to experience and qualifications. Support and training will be provided. For further information please contact the Chairman Sally Dye sdye@btinternet.com 07887964095 Oldstead Yard, Brisley Road, Horningtoft, Dereham NR20 5DS

Closing date 28 March 2018

WICKLEWOOD PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Wicklewood is located 11 miles west of Norwich close to market town of Wymondham. It has a population of approx. 1000.

The current Clerk has indicated she would like to step down by May 2018 at the latest, and if a suitable successor were identified at any time would be happy to fit in with that timing.

Wicklewood has seven Parish Councillors who meet in the Village Hall on the first Monday of every month. The paid post is five hours per week 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. The salary to be offered is negotiable and will be dependent on experience.

The role will include responsibility for the administration of the Parish Council, managing the financial records and preparing the annual audit, communicating with principal authorities and other official bodies as appropriate, managing the meeting process, preparing reports, and other functions including dealing with contractors and liaising with residents.

The ideal candidate will be CiLCA qualified or a person willing to work towards this or an equivalent qualification, with excellent communication skills and a high level of IT expertise. A laptop, solely for Parish Council work, is provided. The outgoing Clerk will provide a full handover and support for up to three months, if required.

If you are interested please send your application to include a CV and covering letter either by email to the Parish Clerk at wicklewoodpc@aol.com. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 4 April.

WINTERTON-ON-SEA PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

18 hours/week, to be worked over 5 weekdays, subject to agreement, home-based.

NJC Salary scale LC2 SCP 26-29 £23166 - £25694 pro rata, according to experience and qualifications.

The Parish Council is a member of the Local Government Norfolk Pensions Service scheme.

A laptop computer, A3 printer and mobile telephone are provided by the council.

Due to the retirement of the current clerk, Winterton-on-sea Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and professional person to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, to start 1 September 2018. A handover/Induction period may be available prior to this date if required. Ideally, candidates will have a professional qualification to the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA) level or above, or be willing to undergo the appropriate training to work towards this.

The post includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings and responsibility for the finances of the Council, its committees and its risk management as described in the job descriptions. Candidates should have the following skills:

  • book keeping
  • good interpersonal skills
  • IT skills, including the use of Scribe accounting software or the ability to learn how to use it
  • organisational skills

Support and training will be provided.

The Parish Council is pro-active with a good understanding of the roles of Clerk, Chair and the Council and consists of 9 members. Meetings are held monthly, except December, on the third Wednesday of the month, from 7.30pm.

Please visit the Parish Council website for a full Job Description: http://wintertonparishcouncil.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/home/ and respond by email with your CV, a covering letter and contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your current/last employer, to:

Sarah Welsh, Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, clerkwinterton@gmail.com 07918978921

Closing date for applications to ensure a smooth transition: Friday 29th June.