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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.

EASTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Hours:12 hours per week

Salary: Scale LC1 SCP18-27

Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer. The current incumbent has stepped down due to ill health, we are looking for a suitable successor to take over the role as soon as possible.

Easton is a growing community and has its own Neighbour Plan in place which runs up until 2042. At present we have seven Parish Councillors who meet in the Village Hall on the first Monday of every month. 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. Applications are invited for this position from suitably qualified persons who already hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or be willing to undergo the appropriate training to work towards this.

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.

Closing date for applications – 23 February 2018

If you are interested please visit our website https://eastonparishcouncil.co.uk for an application form and full details of this job.

ELSING PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Hours: 8 hours/month

Salary: Scale LC1 SCP18-24

Elsing Parish Council is seeking a Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer. The successful candidate will be required to prepare agendas, attend and minute meetings, maintain financial records, deal with correspondence, and maintain the Council's website. The successful candidate will either possess, be working towards, or expected to attain the Certificate in Local Council Administration.

The Council meets on the second Monday of alternate months, although attendance at other evening/daytime meetings may be required by arrangement. The successful candidate will be expected to work from home.

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

Chairman Stuart Chaplin 01362 637430

e-mail: chaplin796@btinternet.com

Applications –By brief letter/e-mail with CV, closing date 1 March 2018

FOULSHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Foulsham Parish Council are seeking a Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer. Knowledge of basic book keeping is essential, as are good organisational skills. Although someone with experience in Parish Councils is preferred, training will be given to anyone with the right knowledge & ability.

Key duties include:

  • Organising, attending & reporting to meetings
  • Preparing Agendas and writing minutes
  • Dealing with Parish Council business including correspondence & phone enquiries
  • Keeping Parish Council records
  • Liaising with local organisations & external bodies
  • Managing the Parish Council finances/financial record keeping

Applicants should be self-motivated, able to work independently and to plan & manage their own workload.

The post is for 4 hours per week working from home, including attendance to all Parish Council meetings – every 6 weeks.

Pay will be inline with NALC guidelines and according to experience and qualifications. Support & training will provided.

For further information, please contact the Chairman – Geoff Fearn, 1 Twyford Lane, Foulsham, Norfolk, NR20 5SE, email: fearn.geoff@yahoo.com or foulshamparishclerk@live.co.uk

Closing date: 25 February 2018

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

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.

HIGH KELLING PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

High Kelling 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 three hours per week includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings 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. Applications by CV to Robin Johnson (Chairman High Kelling Parish Council) at 9A Pineheath Road, High Kelling, NR25 6QF or by email to robert@robandjan.plus.com

Closing date for applications is 13 March 2018

HOLME-NEXT-THE-SEA PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

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. The post may be based at home or at our office in the Village Hall.

Key duties include:

  • Organising, attending and reporting to meetings
  • Preparing agendas and writing minutes
  • Dealing with Parish Council business including correspondence and phone inquiries
  • Keeping Parish Council records (electronic and paper)
  • Liaising with local organisations and external bodies

And optionally

  • Managing the Parish Council's finances / financial record keeping

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

Previous relevant experience would be an advantage but is not essential and the appointee will be encouraged to take advantage of training to improve their knowledge and skills. Hours are negotiable according to the scope of the role. Salary will be based on the NJC Scales depending on experience and qualifications.

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2018

For further details, in the first instance please contact Lynn Devereux (Chairperson)

Email: holmentsparishcouncil@gmail.com with copy to parishclerk@holme-next-the-sea.co.uk or Tel 01223 789416 for an informal chat.

NECTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Necton is a busy parish with an electorate of approximately 2,000 residents. There are nine Councillors. In addition to monthly full Council meetings, there is one committee, for the function of the Council as Trustee of Necton Rural Community Centre. This committee presently meets six times a year.

The post is for 24 hours per week, including attendance at evening meetings. The successful applicant will work mainly form the Parish Council office and be expected to be well organised and self-motivated, ensuring that work is prioritised and completed in a timely manner. The successful applicant will be required to provide professional support and guidance in all aspects of the Parish Council's work, including procedure and finance. Previous experience is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.

An application pack, including job description, person specification and application form can be obtained from the current Clerk via nectonparishcoucil@gmail.com or by post to Necton Parish Office, 13 Tun's Road, Necton. PE37 8EH. Informal discussion is welcome to the outgoing Clerk, Gabbie Joyce on 01760 721665.

Closing date for applications is 28 February 2018

Parish Assistant

Necton Parish Council is recruiting an Assistant who will provide administrative support to the Parish Clerk. Principal responsibilities include community centre bookings, responding to routine correspondence, researching projects and supporting the general administrative function of the Council.

We are looking for someone who has experience of working within an administrative setting, confidence in dealing with a variety of queries by phone, email and in person and a willingness to learn and use new skills and ideally, but not essential, some experience within the charity sector.

Full training will be given and the post will work closely with the Clerk and alongside other members of the team.

Hours: 10 hours a week, ideally worked in the office 2-3 days a week, times to be agreed.

Salary: £8.75 per hour

Full details of the job and requirements are available on the Parish Council's website. For an informal chat, contact the Clerk, Gabbie Joyce, on 01760 721665 or drop into our office at the Community Centre.

Closing date for applications: 22 February 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

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