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FREETHORPE PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk

Freethorpe Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to fill the role of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer from 1 September 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Arrange, publicise and attend monthly Parish Council meetings (held on the third Monday of the month) 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 13 (currently £11.45/hour) - SCP 17 (currently £12.39/hour).

For further information on the role please contact Parish Council Chairman Nick Spencer on 07778 552619. The job description is available at www.freethorpeparishcouncil.org

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

Applications close at midday Friday 17 July 2020. Interviews will be held in early August and may 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 newly established role offers an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative, flexible and proactive clerk to assist in establishing the working practices of the Council. The post, which is home based, 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. ( Currently obviously by Zoom ) A computer will be provided

Hours: The long-term contracted hours will be 22 hrs per month ; 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
NR18 9LS

or spoonerrow.cc@gmail.com

For an informal chat about the position please call Julian on 01953 600720
Closing date Friday 3 July 2020

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 6 July 2020 or by mutual arrangement
Start date 20 July 2020

STALHAM TOWN COUNCIL

Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Due to the retirement of the current Clerk in November 2020, Stalham Town Council is looking for a suitably experienced person to support the team of thirteen Town Councillors. This is a varied and interesting role with some flexibility in terms of working arrangements. The post will be based at home, with weekly open mornings plus monthly Council and Committee meetings in Stalham.

Good organisational and communication skills are required, as well as a good working knowledge of IT. A laptop, printer and photocopier are provided. Applicants should be self-motivated, able to work independently and to plan and manage their own workload.

The Council has adopted the General Power of Competence and if you do not already hold CiLCA, you will be expected to obtain it within two years of taking up the appointment, during which the Council will support your studies. Previous relevant experience is essential. Support will be provided and the appointee will be encouraged to take advantage of training to improve their knowledge and skills. Handover from the current Clerk will be provided.

NJC Pay Scales will apply depending on experience and qualifications between LC2 SCP 29 – 32.

LGPS membership is available.

An application form, job description and person specification can be found on the Town Council website.

Applications to be made by emailing a completed Application Form with covering letter to the Clerk: clerk@stalhamtowncouncil.com. CV's will not be accepted as valid applications.

Closing date for applications 31 July 2020.

MARSHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Marsham Parish Council are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to fill this role.

The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • Arrange, publicise and attend monthly council meetings.
  • Prepare agendas and minutes of the meetings.
  • Manage the Parish Councils finances and prepare accounts for audit.
Remuneration will be in line with NALC guidelines.

For more information or to apply for this post please contact the Chairman Colin Hensby on 01263 733021 or email to colinhensby@hotmail.com