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Vacancies

AYLSHAM TOWN COUNCIL

Finance Officer (part time 25 hours per week)

Aylsham Town Council is looking to fill the position of Finance Officer for the Council.

This is a part time post (25 hours p.w.) to act as the finance officer for the Town Council dealing with all income received, payments made, annual accounts and budgets in collaboration with the Town Clerk. Other work includes finances for the Recreation Ground Committee, Management of the allotment sites and general office cover. The post holder will also as Assistant Clerk and will need to deputise for the clerk in her absence.

Core hours are:

9.30am – 3.00pm Monday – Thursday

9.30am – 12.30pm Friday.

Starting Salary on NALC/SLCC scale SCP26 (£23,398) - pro rata

For more information and an application form, contact

Mrs Sue Lake, Town Clerk, telephone: 01263 733354 (office open 09:30-12:30)

email townclerk@aylsham-tc.gov.uk

or visit the Town Council website at www.aylsham-tc.gov.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 3November 2017

Interview dates 13/14November 2017

Please note that CV's will not be accepted

BARFORD & WRAMPLINGHAM 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 six hours per week including one evening meeting a month. Salary to be agreed, depending on qualifications and experience, within the national guidelines of between £8.43 to £11.30 per hour

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 Heidi Frary (Clerk) on 01603 759215 or barfordpc@gmail.com

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

Mrs Heidi Frary (Clerk)
92 Norwich Road
Barnham Broom
Norwich
NR9 4BU

Interviews to be held at the beginning of November 2017 with a view to a start date in February or March 2018.

FLEGGBURGH PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk

Fleggburgh Parish Council seeks a committed and enthusiastic individual to undertake the role of Parish Clerk.

The role will include:

  • Meeting administration including collation and publication of agendas, report writing, taking minutes, and offering procedural advice where required;
  • Management of the Council's finances including budgeting drafting and monitoring, bank reconciliations, and audit;
  • Maintaining and updating the Council's website;
  • Communicating with residents, councillors, and external organisations;
  • Managing the day to day administrative processes of the Parish Council.

The successful applicant should have a good level of education, with good communication and interpersonal skills. Experience in a local government environment would be an advantage, and knowledge of meeting administration and working to deadlines is essential. The successful applicant must be available to service the meetings of the Council (normally the fourth Thursday of the month).

For further details or a confidential discussion contact the Chairman, Andrew Peake, on andrew@essentialpowersupport.com.

Applications by CV and covering letter to the postal or email addresses below:

Fleggburgh Parish Council
Jubilee Farm
Fleggburgh Road
Rollesby
Norfolk
NR29 5HH

Email: fleggburghpc@gmail.com

http://fleggburghpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/

Closing date: Friday 20 October 2017 5pm

Start date: Anticipated 1 December 2017

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'

HEACHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Heacham Parish Council wishes to appoint a Clerk to the Parish Council who will also be the Responsible Financial Officer. This role advises and works with the councillors who oversee services for this West Norfolk coastal community of over 4750 residents, which is one of the largest villages in the country. The successful applicant will have a good educational background, administrative experience, possibly within the public sector, be computer literate and have working knowledge of accounting procedures and software. Attendance will be required at council meetings, each month, outside working hours. A 30hr week Monday to Friday; pay scale will be within the range 34-36 with a starting salary c£30,000 pro rata pa, commensurate with experience and qualifications, e.g. CILCA or equivalent. For a recruitment pack, email: lesley.trebbick@btinternet.com

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms 21 October 2017.

MARTHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

25 hours per week

£26,822 - £30,153 pro rata plus local government pension scheme

The Clerk to the Council will be the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority's Proper Officer.

The successful candidate will be expected to advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies. Producing all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions is an essential part of the role. The successful candidate will also be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required. Responsibility for all financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances is essential.

The Council meets 12 times a year for meetings plus the Annual Parish Meeting held in May, plus committee meetings when scheduled. The place of work will be the Parish Office at the Community Centre, although working from home for part of the time will be possible. The hours outside of the meeting attendance are not set and therefore the post requires flexible working including evenings.

The successful candidate will have experience or knowledge of the parish/local government sector. Ideally with a certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or another administration qualification.

Excellent communication and listening skills together with the ability to organise, prioritise and work to tight deadlines are essential.

Primarily using Word, Excel and email the role provides an opportunity for you to commit to delivering an effective and efficient administration service. If you feel you meet the above skills we want to hear from you!

To apply please complete an application form and send your CV to marthamparishcouncil@charitybackroom.org.uk

STOKE HOLY CROSS PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Stoke Holy Cross is situated in South Norfolk District and has a population of around 1400. The council has nine councillors who meet every six weeks with the occasional emergency meeting.

The Parish Council is 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 10 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 and dependent on qualifications and experience.

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 handover will be given by the current Clerk and training is available. (It takes about a year to achieve the CiLCA qualification)

The main tasks will include:To arrange and attend Parish Council meetings, including the Annual Parish meeting

  • To arrange and attend Playing Feld Committee and New Pavilion Working Group meetings
  • To prepare agendas and minute the above-mentioned meetings
  • To update and maintain the parish website
  • To oversee Pavilion bookings and liaise with cleaners and users of the Pavilion to ensure swift action on defective issues that are reported
  • To liaise with district and county councillors, other organisations, official bodies and members of the public as required
  • To liaise with the Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Association
  • To keep Councillors informed of any relevant correspondence received between meetings
  • To respond to emails and other correspondence in a speedy and efficient manner
  • To manage the Parish Council finances, prepare accounts for internal and external audit and produce an annual budget
  • To manage and complete Payroll and PAYE for staffTo review all Parish Council policies including Standing Orders and Financial regulations annually
  • To ensure the Council is complying with relevant regulations and legislation and advise Councillors of any changes
  • To attend ad hoc meetings such as South Norfolk District Council Clerk's meetings in order to brief the Council on matters
  • To carry out any other duties as directed by the Councillor

Please send a covering letter together with a copy of your cv and the names of two referees to the Chair, Revd Lyn Marsh, 8 Mill Green, Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk, NR14 8PB or email: marsh.stokehx@tiscali.co.uk with the subject 'Parish Clerk Vacancy'

Closing date: 31 October 2017
Interviews will be held: the second week of November

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 & 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. In previous advertisements it was anticipated that The Clerk would be contracted for 8 hrs per week, however based on current experience the Clerk will be contracted for 12 hours a week, to be reviewed after 6 months (minimum 8 hrs). 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. They 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 the Councillor Richard Bowyer 01328 838737

Applications with a full CV and details of two referees should be sent to;

Mr R Bowyer, Jannic, Massingham Road, Weasenham, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE32 2ST

(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

The advertisement will remain open until the vacancy is filled.

WEST WINCH PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

West Winch is situated in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough and has a population of around 2800. The council has eleven councillors who meet every third Thursday evening of the calendar month except for August and December with the occasional emergency meeting.

The Parish Council is 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 11 hours per week, which includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings.

The post is home based so it would be preferable for the clerk to live locally. The hours are flexible, with the exception of council meetings, and the salary will be in accordance with National Joint Council for Local Government Services National Pay Scales and dependent on qualifications and experience.

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 the current Clerk will give a handover and training is available. (It takes about a year to achieve the CiLCA qualification)

The main tasks will include:

To arrange and attend Parish Council meetings, including the Annual Parish meeting

  • To prepare agendas and minute the above-mentioned meetings
  • To update and maintain the parish website
  • To liaise with district and county councillors, other organisations, official bodies and members of the public as required
  • To keep Councillors informed of any relevant correspondence received between meetings
  • To respond to emails and other correspondence in a speedy and efficient manner
  • To manage the Parish Council finances, prepare accounts for internal and external audit and produce an annual budget
  • To liaise with the external payroll provider.
  • To ensure the Council is complying with relevant regulations and legislation and advise Councillors of any changes
  • To attend ad hoc meetings
  • To carry out any other duties as directed by the Council

Please email: clerk.westwinchpc@gmail.com with the subject 'Parish Clerk Vacancy' for an application pack.

Closing date: 10 November 2017

YAXHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk

Yaxham Parish council require a new clerk/and or RFO to commence with immediate effect. 10 meetings a year on the third Thursday of each month.

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

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 contact:- George Crummett (Vice chair) at George.Crummett@tiscali.co.uk

Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

Simple accounts for the parish council and a small charity account. 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.

Please apply to: George Crummett (Vice chair) at George.Crummett@tiscali.co.uk