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COLTISHALL PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Coltishall Parish Council is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer from March 2020.

In this role you will be responsible for carrying out a wide range of duties to ensure that the decisions of the Council are carried out and that the Council meets its legal and financial obligations. This will involve:

  • Advising and supporting the Chair and Parish Councillors
  • Arranging and attending the monthly meetings - preparing agendas and minutes and publicising them
  • Arranging and attending additional meetings as required
  • Manage the Parish Councils finances, including payroll, and preparing the accounts for annual audit
  • Manage the Parish Council website
  • Liaising with District and County Councillors, Broadland District Council, the Broads Authority and others as appropriate
  • Produce a monthly newsletter for the local magazine (The Marlpit)
  • Attending to correspondence, administrative tasks and reviews of Parish Council Policies
  • Managing Parish Council assets

The position is home-based and is for 15 hours a week, to be worked flexibly. The salary will be paid in accordance with experience and in line with NALC guidelines – new SCP 13-17.

Local Government experience and holding the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is desirable but not essential. However, the successful candidate will be expected to study and obtain the CiLCA qualification within 18 months of appointment. The professional development of staff is supported and funded by the Parish Council.

The Council will supply suitable IT equipment.

To apply, please email a CV and covering letter to the Chairman – James Matthews at Max_jam@hotmail.co.uk . If you would like to discuss this vacancy further please email or phone James Matthews on 07790 656074.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 20 January 2020.

GREAT MELTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Great Melton Parish Council is looking to appoint an enthusiastic, reliable and self-motivated individual to the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer from May 2020 to replace the current Clerk who is retiring. Specific responsibilities are:

  • To ensure that statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed.
  • To monitor and balance the Council's accounts and prepare records for audit purposes and VAT.
  • To ensure that the Council's obligations for Risk Assessment are properly met and that there are proper insurance arrangements.
  • To prepare agendas for meetings of the Council. To attend such meetings and prepare minutes for approval.
  • To receive correspondence and documents on behalf of the Council and to deal with the correspondence or documents or bring such items to the attention of the Council.
  • To issue land rent invoices and ensure rents are received and banked. To prepare rent reviews for the Council.
  • To update the Council's website.
  • To monitor the implemented policies of the Council to ensure they are achieving the desired result and where appropriate suggest modifications.
  • To act as the representative of the Council as required.
  • To attend training courses or seminars on the work and role of the Clerk as required by the Council.

The post is for two hours per week, includes attendance at 4 Parish Council meetings each year, responsibility for administering the finances of the Council and updating its website. Candidates should have book keeping, communication, IT and good organizational 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 the Chairman, Mr Rob Richardson, RRichardson@paston.co.uk by 28 February 2020. Further information from The Clerk, Chris Lacey on 01508 499700.

NEWMARKET TOWN COUNCIL

Town Clerk (Proper Officer)

Full Time/40 hours per week

Salary range from £35K - £40K depending on qualifications and experience

We are looking for a proactive, dynamic individual who is an excellent manager, leader, innovator and ambassador to partner our elected members in delivering their vision. However, we also need someone with considerable administration and organisational skills.

Newmarket, the historic home of horseracing, is a unique town with international recognition and is 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. The Town Clerk would be expected to take a lead on building and maintaining good working relationships with all these organisations in the best interests of the town.

Newmarket has a population of around 22,500. The Town Council's budgeted annual expenditure is around £580K and is responsible for the Memorial Hall and gardens, the Severals playing field and Pavilion, the Cemetery (managed under an SLA), various memorials, and various events throughout the year including the Carnival.

The successful candidate will manage the council's services, its staff and take on a pivotal role in ensuring our council continues to move forward. The post of town clerk is challenging, and the duties will require regular evening work and occasional weekend working.

The Town Clerk is supported by a strong team consisting of Responsible Financial Officer, Events Manager, Town Keeper and administrative support.

The successful candidate would be expected to hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration, or be willing to attain it within two years of starting in post.

For further information please contact tcm@newmarket.gov.uk or by phoning for an informal chat on 01638 667227.

Application is by application form with covering letter.

Closing date: Monday 17 February 2020.

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

NORTH PICKENHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

20 hours per month approximately

Salary to be confirmed

North Pickenham Parish Council are looking for a motivated and experienced person for the role of Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer.

North Pickenham is a small village with currently 6 Parish Councillors (1 vacancy) who meet on the first Tuesday of the month except August, with most meetings being attended by some members of the village.

The position requires someone with experience in a similar role and would ideally be suited to someone looking to expand their Clerking portfolio of Parish Councils. Strong administrative skills and experience of administrating a WIX website are desirable but training can be given if needed.

For more information and to discuss salary rates please contact the current clerk, Sarah Wells on 07920 519693 or nthpickenhamparishclerk@gmail.com or the Chairman, Dave Harper on 01760 441168

SEDGEFORD PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Sedgeford parish council is looking for a motivated and reliable person for the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, to start on 1 April 2020.

It is a varied and interesting home-based role, so self-motivation is a must. This exciting opportunity could suit someone with an interest in the local community or experience in local government.

While previous experience in a similar role would be useful, training will be provided.

The successful candidate will have good communications, administrative and numeracy skills and will be computer literate, with experience of updating websites.

This role is based on an average of 20-25 hours a month, to be reviewed.

Salary to be discussed, depending on experience.

Sedgeford is a small village, with seven Parish Councillors, who meet on the third Wednesday of the month, with occasional extra planning meetings.

The duties of the Clerk include acting as the Parish Council's adviser in all matters and ensuring that decisions taken by the Council are carried out. The person appointed will be responsible for the effective management of the Council's resources, for all financial records and the administration of its finances. The councillors actively support the Clerk, especially with village projects and tasks.

For more information, and a copy of the job description, please contact the Chair, Sue Crump, email sedgeford@suecrump.co.uk.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 13 February.

WEYBOURNE PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

30 hours per month

Salary: Point 11 (currently £11.00 per hour)

Weybourne Parish Council are looking to recruit a reliable and motivated person to the role of Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer.

Weybourne is a small but active seaside parish in North Norfolk. The Council consists of nine councillors who meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

This is a varied and interesting home-based role that includes the management of the village cemetery, allotments and playing field, in addition to the administration of the council and its finances. The successful candidate will have good communication, administrative and numeracy skills and will be computer literate.

For more information or an informal chat, please contact the outgoing Clerk, on 07402 722 482 or email weybournepc@gmail.com

Applications by CV and covering letter to weybounrepc@gmail.com by 5pm, Wednesday 22 January 2020.

WIVETON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Nine hours per month

Wiveton Parish Council are looking to appoint a capable, self-motivated person to the position of the Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer.

Wiveton is a small parish with approximately 120 parishioners, many of whom have second homes here. It lies within the Glaven Valley conservation area.

This is a varied and interesting role offering home- based working and would suit someone interested in the local community and local government. The successful candidate will have good communication, administrative and numeracy skills and will be computer literate. Duties will include:

  • Arranging and attending parish council meetings (normally six a year)
  • Preparing agendas and minutes for council meetings
  • Providing information to enable the council to make decisions then implementing the council's decisions
  • Managing council finances
  • Maintaining the council website
  • Receiving and dealing with council correspondence and documents
  • Liaising with councillors, external bodies and the public

Salary: Point 11 (currently £11.00 per hour) anticipated nine hours per month.

For more information please contact the Vice-Chair, Carolyn Newman on 07891 137638.

Application by CV and covering letter by 5pm on Tuesday 14 January 2020 to:

The Chair, John Ramm at bpramm41025@gmail.com and The Vice-Chair, Carolyn Newman at derekcarolyn.newman@gmail.com