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County Officer: Russell Reeve
Rooms 57/58, County Hall
Martineau Lane, Norwich



Administration and Finance Officer - Part-time

Applications are invited for the post of Administration and Finance Officer.

This is a part-time position

Salary: £10.50 per hour

The position is based at our offices at Norfolk County Council

The administration aspect will involve working in a small team, initially dealing with email and telephone queries and supporting colleagues setting up events, training sessions and meetings.

This finance part of the role involves some use of the council's financial ledger and working with the County Officer in producing financial reports

The post is offered on a part time basis, ideally working a number of hours each day.

Additional hours might be available from time to time by mutual agreement.

Details are available on our website:

Contact: Norfolk Association of Local Councils, Rooms 57/58, County Hall,
Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2UF.

Phone: 01603 638495

Email: countyofficer@norfolkalc.gov.uk

Please speak with Russell Reeve or Helen Carrier if you would like an informal chat about this position.

Deadline for applications 5pm, 3 April Interviews: 10 April


Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

The Parish Council are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person.

Applications are invited for the post of Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer for the Parish Council commencing on 1 April 2017. Hours must be worked flexibly including attendance at meetings, six meetings are held during each year.

The successful candidate will have good IT and social media skills and will receive an annual remuneration of £2,894.21 (average of six hours per week at SCP15), plus non-taxable expenses of £550.00. The main duties will include:

  • To arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings.
  • To prepare agenda and minute meetings.
  • To liaise with the District and County Councils, other organisations and official bodies and the public as required.
  • To manages 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.
  • To manage Parish Council website and social media (Facebook, Twitter)
  • To maintain Parish Council files, paper and electronic (laptop provided)

Written applications with c/v and stating relevant work experience, qualities and skills you would bring to this post are welcome by post to the current Parish Clerk, Richard Bishop, 17 Blacksmiths Lane, Hindringham, Norfolk, NR21 0QB or by e-mail to hindringhamparishcouncil@gmail.com


Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Weasenham is a small village of two parishes with approximately 300 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 based on the national Pay scales, will reflect experience and relevant qualifications. The new Council's routine workload has yet to be established, but it is anticipated that the Clerk will be contracted for 8 hours a week. 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 outstanding to ensure that all its policies and practices are relevant and correct.

The Council would like to qualify for the Power of General Competence so preferably the applicant would be experienced, CILCA qualified or close to qualification (but not essential). They should have good interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills, be computer literate - using word and excel, email, PAYE and RTI and possibly WordPress for the website. 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/Clerk Mr 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.


Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer to West Dereham Parish Council; the position will be available from 2 March 2017, and involves actioning the various decisions made by the council, as well as ensuring their legal and financial obligations are met.

Hours: 12 per week

Salary: NJC Scales depending on experience and qualifications.Holiday and Sick Pay/Pension Contributions.

The village of West Dereham is located about 5 miles east of the town of Downham Market. It covers an area of 5.22 square miles and has a population of approximately 450 in 200 households. The council has an annual budget of approximately £20,000 and was recently awarded the Quality status of the Local Council Award Scheme.

The job is home based (requiring good internet access – laptop provided) and involves some evening work. The council holds a minimum of 11 evening meetings during the year (no meeting in January) and meets in West Dereham Village Hall on the first Thursday of every month at 7.30pm. The council is also responsible for organising the West Dereham Annual Parish Meeting.

The successful applicant will be expected to hold the CiLCA qualification, or 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 and a sound understanding of local government.

The council has a cemetery, allotments and a recreation ground so experience of managing these facilities is desirable. The role involves keeping the council website updated regularly and supervision of the parish handyman. The council is very pro-active and intends to work towards setting up a Neighbourhood Plan. WDPC is looking for a Clerk who will be committed to the village and seeks a long-term applicant.

A full job description and person specification is available from Helen Richardson, Locum Clerk to West Dereham Parish Council on 01366 387443 or by email clerk@westderehamparishcouncil.uk or from the Parish Council's website.

Please submit a letter of application for the vacancy as soon as possible, including CV and the names and addresses of two referees.

Closing date for applications Friday 31 March 2017

Interviews Monday 10 April 2017