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Vacancies

GRISTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Griston Parish Council are seeking a clerk/RFO (responsible finance officer). Knowledge of basic bookkeeping is essential, as are good organisational and some I.T. skills to administrate the council website. Although someone with experience in Parish Councils is preferred, training will be given to anyone with the right knowledge and ability.

Griston is a small Parish of around 220 homes (approx. 750 residents) and with an annual precept c.£9,000.

The job will entail working from home (an allowance is available), attending bi-monthly Parish Council meetings (taking minutes) and is expected to take 3 hours per week on average. Expenses will be paid for travelling on council business."

Apply in writing:

David Barnett, Chairman Griston Parish Council, 'Tinosa', Church Road, Griston, Norfolk.

HELLESDON PARISH COUNCIL

Appointment of Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
Permanent role 37 hours per week. Salary Grade NJC LC2/LC3
depending upon qualifications and experience.
The post holder will be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

Applications are invited for the position of Parish Clerk. The position also encompasses the role of Responsible Financial Officer.

With a budget of around £430,000 Hellesdon Parish Council is one of the largest local councils in the County of Norfolk. We are looking for an excellent manager, leader and administrator who can help Council Members develop a vision for the future, turn decisions into action and ensure the consistent delivery of high quality services to the people of Hellesdon.

The successful post holder will be expected to carry out all the functions and to serve or issue the notifications required by law of being the local authority's Proper Officer. The Parish Clerk is responsible for day-to-day management of the Parish Council's services and functions.

This post requires candidates to have an excellent track record in administration, financial accounting procedures, policy, project management, event management, communication and strategic thinking.

Experience of local government and/or town and parish council work is desirable, as is experience of monitoring budgets, preparing financial statements, experience of using RBS Omega Accounts or similar and excellent computer and website management skills.

The successful candidate will work within the Parish Council Offices and will manage a team of 12 administrative, site and grounds staff. Attendance at evening meetings will be required. Applications are invited for this senior position from suitably qualified persons who already hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA).

For an informal discussion concerning the role or to request a full application pack, please contact Mrs Mo Anderson-Dungar - email mo@radcad.co.uk or telephone 07775 717485.

The closing date for receipt of written application forms is Friday 8 December 2017

Interviews are planned for Wednesday 10 January 2018.

The Parish Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Please note that CV's will not be accepted

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