Vacancies

HEMSBY PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

25 hours per week

Hemsby Parish Council are looking for a self-motivated person to take over the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer supporting the 11 Councillors.

This is a varied and interesting role with a flexible working regime within Great Yarmouth Borough Council's district. The post includes both working from the Parish Office and from home, and attendance at the monthly Parish Council meetings as well as Committee meetings at the Parish Office. The meetings take place on the third Monday of every month.

The salary will be paid in accordance with experience and in line with the National Joint Council Salary Scale rates, this post offers LGPS Pension Provision. The ideal applicant would be CiLCA qualified and have a thorough understanding of Local Government Procedures.

Essential skills are:

  • Accounting and budgeting, including VAT. The Council outsources PAYE.
  • Computer literacy, including Word and Excel.
  • Excellent note taking, minuting and report writing.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • A good grasp of Local Government Law in order to advise Councillors.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Organising, calling, minuting and reporting to meetings.
  • Dealing with all communication on behalf of the Council.
  • Updating the Website (WordPress).
  • Managing the Social Media (Facebook).
  • Managing the burial ground and liaising with Funeral Directors.
  • Liaising with external bodies.
  • Clerking the Committees of the Council (Neighbourhood Plan, Playing field, Personnel).
  • Reviewing of policies and insurances.

In the first instance please contact the Acting Clerk Sarah Hunt on 01692 580859 or hemsbypc@outlook.com for further details.

Applications to be made to the above email address by CV. Closing date for applications Sunday 20 October 2019. Handover from current clerk to take place during November.

HILLINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Hillington Parish Council is looking for a self-motivated person to take over the role of Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer supporting our five Parish Councillors.

The hours are four hrs per week, and are flexible. Meetings are bi-monthly. Salary will be paid in accordance with experience and in line with the National Joint Council Salary Scale Rates, minimum rate SCP 5 (2019) The National 'Model Contract of Employment' will also apply. The ideal applicant would be CiLCA qualified and have a good understanding of Local Government procedures, however it is not essential.

Essential skills required are:

  • ·Basic accounting
  • ·Computer literacy (Word and Excel)
  • ·Good note taking and report writing
  • ·Working on their own initiative
  • ·Effective communication skills

Key tasks would include:

  • Organising, attending and reporting to meetings
  • Preparing agendas and writing minutes
  • Dealing with Parish Council business including Planning applications
  • Updating the Parish Council website
  • Liaising with local organisations and external bodies
  • Managing the Parish Council's finances / financial record keeping, including annual audit reporting

The Clerk would work from home and travel to Hillington for meetings. A laptop will be provided, but access to a printer would be required. This would ideally suit a Clerk who wishes to add another small parish to their portfolio

For further information please contact the Clerk, Philippa Sewell Hillingtonpc@hotmail.com 01485 572037

HOLME-NEXT-THE-SEA PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Holme is a small but busy parish which lies entirely within the North Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve and a key section of the National Trail/Peddars Way.

The Parish Council is looking for a suitably experienced person to support our team of seven councillors and to complement the work undertaken by our Responsible Financial Officer. This is a varied and interesting role offering a flexible working regime and the option of being 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 Councillors, local organisations and external bodies
Good organisational and communications skills are important, together with a working knowledge of email, and Microsoft Office/WORD. Applicants should be self-motivated and able to plan and manage their own workload. Previous relevant experience would be an advantage but is not essential. Support will be provided and the appointee will be encouraged to take advantage of training to improve their knowledge and skills. Salary will be based on 40-50 working hours per month with actual working hours to be agreed. NJC Pay Scales will apply depending on experience and qualifications.

For further details or to arrange for an informal chat please contact

Lynn Devereux (Chairperson). Email: Chair@Holmentspc.org

LEZIATE PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Leziate 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 eight hours per week and includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings and responsibility for the finances of the Council and its risk management. Meetings are held once a month apart from August and January. 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. In the first instance contact leziatepc@outlook.com

NORTHWOLD & WHITTINGTON PARISH COUNCIL PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Part time: 7 hours per week (min 28 hours per month)

Hourly rate starting at SCP7 £10.16; to be agreed dependant on experience.

This is a home-based post with flexible working hours however availability to attend Parish Council meetings on the evening of the first Tuesday every month (excluding August), either in Northwold or Whittington, is essential. Full office equipment will be provided to the successful candidate and office expenses recompensed.

The Council is looking for a professional and self-motivated person to undertake the duties of the post which include:

  • Producing agendas in consultation with the Chairperson
  • Producing minutes of the meetings
  • Monitoring actions and decisions of the Parish Council
  • Undertaking reviews and updates of Policies & Governing Documents
  • Delivering actions as specified at meetings
  • Dealing with correspondence
  • Website updates / notices for the newsletter
  • Ensuring Planning Applications are considered and responses are submitted to West Norfolk Borough Council by return deadlines
  • All financial matters including;
preparation of monthly accounts statement (payments & receipts) and bank reconciliations to be presented at meetingspayment of invoices and banking of incomeAnnual Insurance renewal & Asset Register reviewEnd of Year Accounts and Annual Audit ReturnVAT ReclaimsBudget review & Precept request

For an informal discussion regarding the post please call 07376 900091 and leave a message or email clerk@nandwpc.uk

To apply please forward a copy of your CV, the names and contact details of two referees and a covering letter explaining your suitability to the post to clerk@nandwpc.uk or 9 Sage Avenue, Downham Market PE38 9UF.

Closing date midday 04/10/2019, interviews w/c 07/10/2019. Start date ASAP.

RINGSTEAD PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

The Parish Council are seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with good interpersonal, verbal, written and IT skills.The post is home based for 25 hours per month including attendance at all Parish Council meetings. Meetings are held every 2nd Monday of the month. The hourly rate will be in line with National Pay Scales and according to experience.The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • Advise and support Parish Councillors.
  • Arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings.
  • Prepare Agendas and Minutes of meetings.
  • Liaise with Borough and County Councillors, 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.

The Council will supply the successful candidate with suitable IT equipment. To apply please email CV and covering letter to: greatringsteadpc@outlook.com

TROWSE PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the position of Parish Clerk. The position also encompasses the role of Financial Officer and is for 21 hours per week. We are a progressive, active council who are looking for an enthusiastic individual with good interpersonal, verbal, written and IT skills. Trowse is a vibrant expanding and independent village on the edge of Norwich.

The post is based in the village of Trowse, in our Parish office. Homeworking would be available by negotiation with the Parish Council.

The hourly rate will be in line with National pay scales and according to experience. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Advise and support Parish Councillors
  • Arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings
  • Prepare agendas and minutes of meetings
  • Liaise with District and County Councillors, other organisations and official bodies as appropriate
  • Manage the Parish Council 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 web and social media sites
  • Manage the village allotments
  • Maintain both paper and electronic files
  • Manage Parish Council assets
  • Manage the cemetery including allocation of plots and liaison with undertakers.
  • Other duties as determined by the Parish Council.

The council will supply the successful candidate with suitable IT equipment. To apply please e-mail CV and covering letter to the Chair of the Parish Council, James Smerdon (jamessmerdonintrowse@gmail.com ) copied to vice chair Heather Bowers (hbowerspc@gmail.com).

If you have any questions you can phone James (07792282281) or Heather (07522536615)

UPWELL PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Upwell Parish Council is looking for a new clerk to take over the role from our outgoing long-serving incumbent.

The duties include being the main point of contact for the public, managing the council resources and to report on and administer all financial transactions. The clerk will be present at council meetings and will be responsible for drawing up the agenda, collating papers and compiling the minutes.

70 hours a month

Rate would be SCP level 20-27 depending on experience

CiLCA qualification preferred (SCP 28 with this qualification)

Relevant local government experience an advantage as would be: living reasonably locally, having up to date IT skills, a personable manner, good literacy and numeracy and the ability to work alone on own initiative (possibly from home).

For full job description please contact:

Kate Bennett on 01945 592747 or email: upwellpc@gmail.com

Apply with CV and covering letter by October 18th to parish clerk.

WALPOLE CROSS KEYS PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Walpole Cross Keys are looking for a suitably experienced person to support our team of eight Parish Councillors. This is a varied and interesting role with a flexible working regime. The post will be based at home with monthly meetings in Walpole Cross Keys, which are currently held every third Wednesday except for December when the meeting is on the second Wednesday. The hours of work are 26 per month with additional hours agreed if required.

Key duties include:

  • Organising, attending and reporting to meetings
  • Preparing agendas and writing minutes
  • Dealing with Parish Council business including Planning applications
  • Updating the Parish Council website – WordPress
  • Liaising with local organisations and external bodies
  • Managing the Parish Council's finances / financial record keeping, including annual audit reporting
  • Good organisational and communication skills are important, together with a working knowledge of IT. A laptop and printer are provided. 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. Support will be provided and the appointee will be encouraged to take advantage of training to improve their knowledge and skills. NJC Pay Scales will apply depending on experience and qualifications.

In the first instance please contact the current Clerk Sarah Thorpe on 01945 430930 or walpolecrosskeysparishcouncil@aol.co.uk for further details or to arrange for an informal chat.

Applications by cv with covering letter to the same email address.

Closing date for applications is 20 September.

WIGGENHALL ST GERMANS PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Wiggenhall St Germans 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 week and includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings and responsibility for the finances of the Council and its risk management. Meetings are held once a month apart from August and January. 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. In the first instance contact wiggenhallstgermanspc@outlook.com

WRENINGHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

We are looking for a suitably experienced and qualified individual to support our Parish Councillors. This is a varied and interesting role within a flexible working opportunity. You will be based at home and support the bi-monthly meetings at Wreningham Village Hall, held the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, November plus the Annual Parish meeting in May. We hope to make the appointment in time for the November 2019 meeting.

Key duties include:

  • Organising, attending and reporting to meetings
  • Preparing agendas and writing minutes
  • Supporting Councillors in their Parish Council duties
  • Dealing with Parish Council business including South Norfolk Council Planning applications
  • Ensuring the website & village noticeboards carry current and relevant information
  • Liaising with local organisations and external bodies
  • Managing the Parish Council's finances / financial record keeping, including the annual audit

You will have good organisational and communications skills, a facility with use of IT in support of Council business, self-motivated, able to work independently and to plan and manage your workload.

Previous relevant experience would be an advantage. Support will be provided and the appointee will be encouraged to take advantage of training to improve their knowledge and skills. NJC Pay Scales will apply depending on experience and qualifications between LC1 SCP 7 - 10 (£10.16 - £10.79). You will expect to allocate an average of 4.2 hours a week to your role.

Application by email to be with the Chairman by 10th September.

Please contact the current Clerk, Anne Rayner on clerk.WPC@gmail.com or Michael Hill (Chair) on wrendriff@gmail.com for further details or to meet and discuss the post.

Anne Rayner
Clerk to Wreningham Parish Council
Telephone: 01508 570700
clerk.wpc@gmail.com

NEWMARKET TOWN COUNCIL

Town Council Manager (Proper Officer)

Full Time / 40 hours per week

Salary up to £38k

We are looking for a proactive person with considerable administration and organisational skills, however we also need an excellent manager, leader, innovator and ambassador to partner our elected members in delivering their vision. We have successfully moved away from the traditional Town Clerk title and to the right person we offer a competitive salary, a friendly work environment, a well-established supportive team and members and rewarding employment.

The Town Council Manager is supported by a strong team consisting of Responsible Financial Officer, Events Manager, Town Keeper and administrative support. The cemetery and larger grounds maintenance contracts are currently carried out by the local district council under our management.

Newmarket, the historic home of horseracing, is a unique town with international recognition and a major wealth-generator for the sub-region. There are a large number of stakeholders who are all committed to achieving the best for Newmarket. The Town Council is well placed to unite and coordinate the actions of all stakeholders, be they local authorities, businesses or residents.

Please apply further information please contact Roberta.bennett@newmarket.gov.uk or by phoning for an informal chat on 01638 667227.

Application is by CV with covering letter. Closing date: Friday 20 September 2019.

We value equality. We welcome applications from everyone who meets our person specification.