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Vacancies

FOULDEN PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Part-time

Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk / Responsible Finance Officer to Foulden Parish Council; the position will be available from 1 July 2017, and involves actioning the various decisions made by the council, as well as ensuring their legal and financial obligations are met.

Hours: five per week.

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

The job is home based, requiring good internet access – and involves some evening work. The council holds a minimum of four evening meetings during the year. The council is also responsible for organising the Foulden Annual Parish Meeting and managing the Recreation Ground

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.

A full job description is available from Lucinda Cranham, Clerk to Foulden Parish Council 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 to Lucinda Cranham at fouldenpc@gmail.com

Closing date for applications 30 June 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'

GRISTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

The Parish Council are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to fill the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. The post is four hours per week, though more hours may be required in busy periods. The hours are flexible with the exception of attendance at meetings, which are held every two months.

The successful candidate will have good interpersonal, verbal, written and IT skills and ideally some experience, training is available.

The salary will depend on experience and qualifications but will be between SCP 16 (£9.054) and SCP 20 (£10.099) per hour.

The main functions are:

  • To arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings,
  • To prepare the agenda and minute the meetings..
  • To liaise with the District and County Councils, other organisations and official bodies and the public as required.
  • To manage 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 on an annual basis.
  • To manage the Parish Council website.
  • To maintain Parish Council files and records.

CVs with a covering letter detailing relevant work experience, qualities and skills should be sent to the Chairman for the Council -
Rose Woolhouse, Downdale Cottage, Carbrooke Road, Griston, Thetford IP25 6QE or by e-mail to hope.woolhouse@btinternet.com.
Please also contact the Chairman for additional information. Closing date 25 June 2017.

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, subject to a minimum of 9 hours per week.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
  • Managing the Parish Council's finances and record keeping
  • Dealing with correspondence and phone inquiries from the public
  • Liaising with local organisations and external bodies

Good organisational and communications skills are important, together with a working knowledge of email, MS WORD and spreadsheets. 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. Salary will be based on the NJC Scales depending on experience and qualifications.

Closing date for applications: 28 July 2017

For further details, in the first instance please contact Kevin Felgate

Email: chairman-holme@outlook.com with copy to hntspc@outlook.com or
Tel 01485 525556, Mobile 07775 434013

HONINGHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Are you an experienced administrator who is looking for flexible, part-time work locally? We are seven councillors looking for a Parish Clerk to work 4 hours per week for us. The role involves:

• Arranging and attending meetings

• Preparing agendas and writing minutes

• Managing the finances

• Dealing with correspondence and phone enquiries from the public

• Preparing information for the website

The role is home-based with attendance at meetings at the Village Hall on the second Monday of the month. Training and support will be provided. If it sounds as though you would suit this role, we'd love to hear from you. Full Job Description will be sent on application.

Enquire first by phone or email Deadline for written applications is 30 June 2017.

Contact: Linda Human (Vice-Chair) 01603 880089 or lindagov@googlemail.com

ORMESBY ST MARGARET WITH SCRATBY

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer to Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby Parish Council. The position will be available from 1 July 2017 and involves actioning the various decisions made by the Parish Council as well as ensuring their legal and financial obligations are met.

Hours – twenty hours per week - must be worked flexibly including attendance at meetings of which twelve are held during each year on the second Monday of each month alternatively at The Village Centre, Station Road, Ormesby St Margaret and All Saints Parish Hall, Beach Road, Scratby. The job is home based and requires good internet access

The successful candidate will receive a salary based on the NJC Scales depending on experience and qualifications.

The key competences required for the role are as follows:

  • Organisational capability to a high degree, both to organise their own work and to organise the work of the Council
  • Effective communication skills both written (including writing letters on behalf of the Council, minutes of and papers for meetings and reports to media) and oral (in person and on the telephone).
  • Financial management and record keeping
  • Knowledge of / or demonstrable ability to acquire understanding of the specific role of a parish clerk.
  • Good IT skills. Familiarity with spreadsheets would be an advantage.
  • Ability to build good relationships with a wide range of parishioners and other stakeholders.
  • The Clerk will also be expected to understand and fulfill the Nolan principles of standards in public life

Further details of the role are available from the Council Chairman by emailing apeck@ormesby.org

Applicants should submit a letter of application for the vacancy as soon as possible detailing how they meet the required competences listed above and including a CV (no more than two pages) and the names and addresses of two referees. Applications should be sent to the Chairman at the email address given above.

Closing date for applications: midday 30 June, 2017

Adrian Peck, Chair Ormersby St Margaret with Scratby Parish Council

SHROPHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

The Parish Council is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated Clerk/RFO who would wish to build a long term working relationship.

Shropham has seven Parish Councillors who meet six times a year at 7pm in the village hall usually on the last Wednesday of the odd numbered months – January etc. Where appropriate, it is preferred to keep meetings concise. No precept has been levied since 2014.

The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • 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 internal and external audits.
  • attend to correspondence and administrative tasks.
  • review all Parish Council policies including Standing Orders and Financial Regulations.
  • manage the Parish Council website.
  • maintain Parish Council files both paper and electronic.

Please will you send your application with CV and two references either by email to dnapier@netcom.co.uk or by post to David Napier, Shropham Vicarage, Attleborough NR17 1EJ.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 15 July 2017.

SOUTHERY PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

A vacancy has arisen for the role of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Southery Parish Council, with immediate start.

Details as follows:

The Position is home based working 4.5 hours per week.

Salary is to be agreed, depending on qualifications and experience, within national guidelines.

The main duties will include:

  • To arrange and attend all Parish Council Meetings and the Annual Parish Meeting.
  • Preparation of agendas and minutes.
  • Dealing with all financial matters including the production of financial statements for audit.
  • Submitting an annual VAT Return.
  • Preparing records for PAYE
  • Dealing with Parish Council Insurance Policies
  • Ensuring Planning Applications are dealt with and comments submitted to King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council by return deadlines.
  • Attendance at Training Events.
  • Arrange burial plots

Any other duties the Parish Council may require you to carry out.

Applicants will be expected to have good IT skills

Please send letter of application and CV, either by post or e-mail, to the Chair:

Cllr Sandra Hart
45 Recreation Drive
Southery
Downham Market
Norfolk
PE38 0NB

01366 377539

s.hart2212@btinternet.com

STOKE FERRY PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Applications are invited for the part-time post of Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer for Stoke Ferry Parish Council commencing as soon as possible. Hours must be worked flexibly including attendance at meetings, working from home.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have good communication skills. The responsibilities include producing agenda, minutes, advising the Council in consultation with the Chairman, carrying out the Council's decisions, operating the budget and preparing accounts for annual audit, PAYE, good financial, IT and social media skills are required as well as personal qualities of tact and diplomacy. Identify national and local government issues that impact on the parish.

Written applications stating work experience also the qualities and skills you would bring to this post are welcome by email to the Chairman, Mrs S Lintern: suelintern@hotmail.com by Friday 14 July 2017.

SWANNINGTON WITH ALDERFORD AND LITTLE WITCHINGHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to work for c. 175 hours a year. The payment range is between £8.61 and £12.32 ph., based upon experience.

We are looking for an experienced clerk to replace the long-serving clerk who has been undertaking the core duties.

The Council covers three small parishes and in addition to the normal range of responsibilities the Council is owner of two nationally important Commons with SSSI designation.

There are designated lead councillors for Finance, the Commons, Planning, Highways and the Swannington play area. The clerk would be expected to liaise with these lead councillors regarding these areas of responsibility.

Meetings are usually on a bi-monthly basis.

If you are interested in applying please contact Tim Praill the Chairman, at tim.praill@btinternet.com or 01603 865139, for the job description and any further information.

TACOLNESTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

The Parish Council is looking for either

  • An experienced, qualified, computer-literate, enthusiastic and self-motivated Clerk/RFO/Proper Officer who would wish to build a long term working relationship

or

  • A computer-literate, enthusiastic and self-motivated RFO/Assistant Clerk who would wish to build a long term working relationship and who would be prepared to work under the direction of the Acting clerk until qualified. Training would be provided. It takes about a year to achieve the CiLCA qualification.

Tacolneston has seven Parish Councillors who meet eleven times a year at 7 p.m. in the village hall usually on the third Wednesday of the month. The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • 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.

As RFO - manage the Parish Council's payroll and other finances and prepare the accounts for annual internal and external audits.

  • attend to correspondence and administrative tasks.
  • review all Parish Council policies including Standing Orders and Financial Regulations.
  • manage the Parish Council website.
  • maintain Parish Council files both paper and electronic.

The work will amount to, on average, about 20 hours per month with a qualified Clerk/RFO/Proper Officer being paid on Salary Scale 28 equating to £12.98 per hour. An RFO/Assistant Clerk will be paid on salary scale 24 which equates to £11.41 per hour.

Please send your application with CV and two references to the Acting Clerk by 30 June 2017.

Email : john.pennell@live.co.uk phone : 01953 788 283 : Address Walnut Tree Farm, 45 Bunwell Street, Bunwell, Norwich NR16 1NA.

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

THURTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self motivated person with good interpersonal, verbal, written, financial and IT skills, ideally with some experience.

Thurton is a parish in South Norfolk with a population of around 567, in some 223 households.

The council has 7 councillors who meet every 2 months on the last Thursday of the month.

Occasionally an additional meeting may be arranged.

The Parish Council is seeking a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer, due to the retirement of the present clerk, on health grounds. A locum clerk has been appointed and hand over will be with her ,assisted by the Chair of the Parish Council.

The paid post is for an average of 4 hours per week, which includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings,the Annual Parish Meeting and Charity Trustees meetings ( usually 1 per year).

The post is home based and the hours are flexible, .

The salary will accord with national pay scales to reflect the experience and skills of the clerk.

The main tasks will include:

  • To arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings
  • To prepare agendas and minute meetings
  • To liaise with the public,district and county councillors, other organisations and official bodies as required.
  • To manage the Parish Council finances, prepare accounts for internal and external audit and produce an annual budget.
  • To attend to correspondence and administrative tasks.
  • To keep councillors informed of any relevant correspondence received between meetings.
  • To manage the Parish Council web site
  • To maintain Parish Council files, paper and electronic.
  • 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 that the Council is complying with the Transparency Code at all times.
  • To carry out any other duties as directed by the Parish Council.

A full Job Description is available on request.

Please send your CV along with a covering letter detailing relevant work experience, personal qualities and skills to Chris Popplewell, Chair Thurton Parish Council ,1 Valley Cottages, Cookes Rd. Thurton, Norwich. NR14 6AE or by email to chrispop329@gmail.com

Closing date: 30 June 2017

WEASENHAM PARISH COUNCIL

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.

WELNEY PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer to Welney Parish Council. The position will be available from 1 July 2017 and involves actioning the various decisions made by the Parish Council as well as ensuring their legal and financial obligations are met.

Hours – six 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 new William Marshall Centre, Hurn Drove, Welney. The job is home based and requires good internet access

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 William Marshall Centre, 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 current clerk: Mrs Pat Copeman, 1 Chestnut Avenue, Welney, Wisbech, Cambs PE14 9RG or by e-mail to welneypc@aol.com

Interviews will be arranged shortly thereafter.