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FIELD DALLING & SAXLINGHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Field Dalling & Saxlingham Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to fill the role of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Arrange, publicise and attend bi-monthly Parish Council meetings (held on the second Monday of the month January, March, May, July, September and November) and one Annual Parish Meeting including preparation of agendas and taking minutes of the meetings
  • Attend to administrative tasks including maintaining paper and electronic files and the Parish Council website, annual review of all parish policies, dealing with correspondence and enquiries, and overseeing the maintenance of parish council assets
  • Manage and report the Parish Council's finances and prepare the accounts for annual audit
  • Advise and support seven Councillors
  • Liaise with District and County Councillors (and other organisations as needed)

Local Government experience and holding the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is desirable but not essential. Support and training will be offered.The post is for 3 hours a week and is based from home, with meetings normally taking place at the Village Hall.

The salary will be paid in accordance with experience and in line with the National Joint Council Salary Scale rates and will range from SCP 14 (currently £12.00/hour) - SCP 17 (currently £12.73/hour).

For further information on the role please contact Parish Council Chairman Graham Dorricott on 01328 830836. The job description is available at www.fdandspc.wixsite.com/fdandspc

To apply, send your CV and covering letter of application to fdands.pc@gmail.com or post to Jubilee Farm, Fleggburgh Road, Rollesby, Norfolk NR29 5HH.

Interviews will be conducted remotely via Zoom, or by implementing social distancing measures according to government guidelines at the time. Any candidate requiring special circumstances for an interview (for example shielding, so remote interview only) should make this known at the time of their application. This will not affect the assessment of any candidate, but is to ensure the Council can put appropriate measures in place.

KESWICK AND INTWOOD PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

A vacancy has arisen for a Clerk and RFO at Keswick and Intwood Parish Council.

Approximate hours: 4.25 per week. Pay Scale: SCP17. Council Precept: £6K per annum. Local Authority: South Norfolk Council.

The Council has seven elected Councillors and Foundation Award (Local Council Award Scheme) Status.

The rural parishes of Keswick and Intwood came into existence in Saxon times and in 1598 were united ecclesiastically under a deed of consolidation. Situated some three miles south of Norwich they extend to 552 hectares. The Parish is curtailed by the A11, A140 and A47 which provide good road access. The population is around 430 of which 360 have electors rights. Nearby to the Parish are two park and ride sites, supermarket shopping facilities, a doctors surgery and schools.

[Further information can be obtained from the present Clerk, Phillip Brooks by email to keswick.intwood@gmail.com]

LODDON PARISH COUNCIL

Administration and Allotment Officer

The deadline for applications is the 12 April 2021. Please email clerk@loddonpc.org.uk for an application form.

Loddon Parish Council is seeking to appoint a competent and experienced administrative assistant to assist with the day-to-day tasks of the council and in support of the clerk and finance officer. This is a varied and interesting role within local government requiring excellent communication skills, a 'can do' attitude and a good range of skills.

You will be responsible for manning the desk when open to the public, answering the phone and responding to post and email communication. This will require dealing with a range of enquiries relating to all aspects of the council and the wider community so having a good local knowledge and experience dealing with the public will be very beneficial to the role.

You will also be responsible for managing the Allotments in Loddon and duties will include showing prospective tenants around plots, keeping an Allotment register/waiting list and replying in a timely manner to Allotment correspondence.

The role will also entail managing the hall hire bookings, and duties will include showing prospective tenants around the hall, maintaining the hire calendar and replying in a timely manner to booking correspondence.

Other duties will include engaging with the local community via Facebook and the Parish Council website. You may also be required to set up for meetings, carry out inspections of facilities, order goods, and respond to reports of damage. There may also be a variety of other tasks as required by the clerk to whom you will report.

The post is for 12 hours a week over three days (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and is based in the Parish Council Offices in Church Plain, Loddon. Salary is £9.27 per hour, £17,842.00 pro rata. This position offers the Local Government Pension Scheme and the standard employment terms and conditions agreed nationally for the sector.

In the first instance please contact the Parish Council for an Application Form and Job Description; clerk@loddonpc.org.uk

Loddon Parish Council, The Library Annexe, Church Plain, Loddon, NR14 6ED. Tel: 01508 522020.

PORINGLAND PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Officer for Bookings and Events

Poringland Parish Council has an opportunity to join our enthusiastic, community minded team as a part time Parish Officer responsible for Bookings and Events.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Taking bookings relating to village assets (community centre, pavilion, cemetery and potentially allotments)
  • When circumstances allow, to organise parish council events which appeal to our diverse community
  • A high level of customer service when dealing with people making bookings.
  • Liaison with caretaker and/or bar staff to ensure that hirers needs are met
  • Ensure the all bookings and events are kept within the Parish Council licensing obligations.
  • To keep the Parish Council website and social media updated as part of community engagement

This role will involve an element of weekend/evening work as the Parish Council builds upon its events, post Covid.

The successful applicant should have a good level of education, with good communication skills (verbal and written). They will also be expected to work within a small team environment, and individually on their own initiative. Knowledge of, or a background in local government and/or event management will be an advantage. In return the Council offers a good rate of pay, a workplace pension scheme, and 28 days holiday (pro rata).

For more information and an application pack and form, please visit:

https://www.poringlandparishcouncil.gov.uk/staff-vacancies.html

Or contact the Clerk to the council on 01508 492182 for more information

OLD HUNSTANTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Old Hunstanton Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self motivated person for the role of Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

The position is approximately five hours per week and the salary will be in accordance with national agreements.

The ideal candidate will be able to administer formal meetings, take minutes, be computer literate, have access to the internet, have basic knowledge of accountancy, have good standards of literacy and be diplomatic and approachable. CILCA qualification would be preferable but a willingness to attend training would be considered. The applicant should reside within a reasonable distance of Old Hunstanton and have use of own car with full clean driving licence.

Main Areas of Responsibility:-

  • Attend up to 12 meetings per year, dealing with the agendas and minutes.
  • Attend additional Committee meetings where required.
  • Ensure that proper procedures are followed and advise on matters of legislation.
  • Manage the Parish Council's finances as Responsible Finance Officer.
  • Liaise with contractors undertaking work for the Parish Council.

Further details are available from the current Clerk, Glynis Allen, clerk.oh@gmail.com and applications by letter with CV submitted to the above e-mail address or by post to:

Hayman Lodge, Ploughmans Piece, Thornham, Norfolk PE36 6NE

OVERSTRAND PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the post of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Overstrand Parish Council. The post is part time based upon an average 20 hours per week. You will be required to attend evening meetings, normally on the 1st Wednesday of each month, and attend ad hoc meetings as required. The post holder will work from home.

The ideal candidate will live in Overstrand or the surrounding Parishes, be highly motivated and well organised with the personal qualities of integrity, discretion, objectivity and impartiality. Essential skills are excellent communication (oral, written and IT) and personal interaction in order to work effectively with our Councillors, residents, North Norfolk District Council, neighbouring Parish Councils, contractors and suppliers. Duties include - scheduling and

co-ordinating meetings, preparing meeting agendas and supporting papers, attending and providing advice at meetings, taking minutes and completing administrative actions and correspondence arising. Knowledge of local authority procedures will be required but can be learnt whilst in post. The post holder should have experience of basic accounting/book keeping and record-keeping.

A full job description is available at www.overstrandparishcouncil.org.uk

The conditions of employment and remuneration will be based on the National Association of Local Council's recommendations and contract. The starting salary will be by negotiation, based on skills and experience and subject to PAYE as applicable. Scale: From SCP10 to SCP17 - £11.05 to £12.69 per hour. To apply – please write a letter outlining relevant skills and experience and send it for the attention of the current Clerk. The Clerk Overstrand Parish Council, 15 Pauls Lane, Overstrand, Norfolk NR27 0PF

Closing date for applications 30 April 2021. Interviews will be held on Saturday 8th May and the successful applicant will be required to attend the June meeting and shadow the current Clerk before fully taking on the role.

SMALLBURGH PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Four hours/week, home-based.

NJC Salary scale SCP 11-14 £11.27/hour - £11.96/hour, according to experience and qualifications.

A laptop computer, printer and projector are provided by the council.

Smallburgh Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, to start as soon as possible. A handover/Induction period will be offered, if required. Ideally, candidates will have a professional qualification to the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA) level or above, or be willing to undergo the appropriate training to work towards this.

The post includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings and responsibility for the finances of the Council and its risk management as described in the job descriptions. Candidates should have the following skills:

  • book keeping
  • good interpersonal skills
  • IT skills
  • organisational skills

Support and training will be provided.

The Parish Council consists of seven members. Meetings are held nine months of the year on a Tuesday from 7.45pm.

Please visit the Parish Council website for a full Job Description: https://smallburghpc.wixsite.com/smallburghpc and respond by email with your CV, a covering letter and contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your current/last employer, to:

Susan Wellerd Locum, Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, smallburgh@outlook.com

Closing date for applications 23 April 2021.

STIFFKEY PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Stiffkey Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to fill the role of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Arrange, publicise and attend bi-monthly Parish Council meetings (held on the last Monday of the month January, March, May, July, September and November) and one Annual Parish Meeting including preparation of agendas and taking minutes of the meetings
  • Attend to administrative tasks including maintaining paper and electronic files and the Parish Council website, annual review of all parish policies, dealing with correspondence and enquiries, and overseeing the maintenance of parish council assets
  • Manage and report the Parish Council's finances and prepare the accounts for annual audit
  • Advise and support seven Councillors
  • Liaise with District and County Councillors (and other organisations as needed)

Local Government experience and holding the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is desirable but not essential. Support and training will be offered. The post is for 4 hours a week and is based from home, with meetings normally taking place at the Village Hall.

The salary will be paid in accordance with experience and in line with the National Joint Council Salary Scale rates and will range from SCP 14 (currently £12.00/hour) - SCP 17 (currently £12.73/hour).

For further information on the role please contact Locum Clerk Catherine Moore on 01493 253041. The job description is available at www.stiffkeyvillage.org.

To apply, send your CV and covering letter of application to clerk@stiffkeyvillage.org or post to Jubilee Farm, Fleggburgh Road, Rollesby, Norfolk NR29 5HH.

Interviews will be conducted remotely via Zoom, or by implementing social distancing measures according to government guidelines at the time. Any candidate requiring special circumstances for an interview (for example shielding, so remote interview only) should make this known at the time of their application. This will not affect the assessment of any candidate, but is to ensure the Council can put appropriate measures in place.

SPOONER ROW COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Clerk

Spooner Row Community Council invites applicants for the role of clerk. Our Community Council was formed in May 2019, with responsibility for the villages of Spooner Row, Suton and Wattlefield in South Norfolk.

About the Role: The clerk acts as a proper officer of the Council, managing day-to-day Council business, providing regulatory advice to the Council, and implementing the Council's decisions. Previous experience and qualifications in a similar role are desirable but not essential. A local candidate is preferable and applicants should hold, or be willing to obtain within 12 months, the Certificate in Local Council Administration.

This role offers an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative, flexible, and proactive clerk to assist in establishing the working practices of the Council. The home-based post is part-time, with a requirement to attend monthly meetings; the majority of which will be on Thursday evenings in Spooner Row, with occasional meetings on Saturday mornings. A computer will be provided.

Hours: The long-term contracted hours will be 5 hours per week, subject to annual review.

Salary: Pay and conditions are based on the National Association of Local Councils and Society of Local Council Clerks' new salary scale points 5-17; depending on experience and qualifications.

To apply:

Please forward CV and letter of application in the first instance to:

Mr Julian Halls
2 Chapel Loke
Spooner Row
Wymondham
Norfolk
NR18 9LS

Julian.halls@talktalk.net

For an informal chat about the position please call Julian on 01953 600720.

The closing date for applications is Friday 16 April 2021. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 19 April 2021 or by mutual arrangement. The estimated start date is 26 April 2021.

TIBENHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Three hours/week home-based

Salary negotiable within agreed national pay scales

Tibenham Parish Council is seeking a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to work 3 hours per week.

Parish Council meetings will normally take place at the Community Hall in Tibenham.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Arrange, publicise and attend bi-monthly Parish Council meetings (held on the second Wednesday of the month January, March, May, July, September and November 7:30pm) and one Annual Parish Meeting
  • Preparation of agendas and taking minutes of the meetings
  • Attend to administrative tasks including maintaining paper and electronic files and the Parish Council website, annual review of all parish policies, dealing with correspondence and enquiries
  • Manage and report the Parish Council's finances and prepare the accounts for annual audit
  • Produce a twice-yearly newsletter for the Parish (articles are submitted)
  • Advise and support seven Councillors
  • Liaise with District and County Councillors, other organisations and official bodies as needed
  • Deal with Parish Council business including correspondence and telephone enquiries
  • Other duties as determined by the Parish Council.

For further information please contact the clerk, Marianne Purdy tibenhamparishclerk@outlook.com

To apply, send your CV and covering letter of application to tibenhamparishclerk@outlook.com or post to Marianne Purdy, Cedar House, The Street, Tibenham, Norfolk, NR16 1QA

TIVETSHALL PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Parish Clerk - 34hrs per Calender month

Salary Range £4,247.28 - £5,177.52 per annum (SCP 7-17)

Tivetshall Parish Council is seeking to appoint a self-motivated, dynamic and forward-thinking individual to the position of Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer, with effect from 1 March 2021. This is a varied and interesting role within the first tier of Local Government requiring excellent communication, administrative, computer and numeracy skills.

Tivetshall is a South Norfolk parish of approximately 540 residents. This post is a home working position, but you will be required to attend the monthly Parish Council meetings, which you will be responsible for clerking, plus attend monthly pre-meetings with the Chair. A flexible approach is needed as working hours will vary according to the needs of the Council, plus you may be required to work additional hours from time to time to meet business needs.

The Parish Council employs a part-time handyman and you will supervise this role.

Responsible for the day-to-day running of the Council you will have a proven track record of good organisational skills, including managing and prioritising a varied and challenging workload. You will represent the Council in your dealings with external agencies and the general public, you will therefore be able to demonstrate the ability to build good working relationships and communicate at all levels.

This post would suit someone interested in the local community. Experience of working in local government and holding the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA) is desirable but not essential. A willingness to study for the CILCA qualification is required.

Salary will be in accordance with experience and qualification within the National Joint Council Salary Scales for Local Government and the standard terms and conditions of employment agreed nationally.

If you are interested in applying for this position you should contact the Parish Clerk on 07899861887 or email Parish.Clerk@Tivetshall.org.uk by the closing date of 9 April 2021.

Last updated: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 15:55