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County Officer/Co-operative Secretary - Norfolk ALC

Norfolk ALC Ltd was registered last year with the Financial Conduct Authority as a Cooperative Society which provides services to its members, and with a good organisational basis for the future.

We are seeking a County Officer/ Co-operative Secretary to succeed Russell Reeve, who is looking for a gradual handover to a successor, with support being made available.

Dependent upon the needs of the successful candidate, the Board is keen for the role to be offered as a full-time position, but this could be configured to an alternative (part time) arrangement.

The salary package will be made attractive to the right candidate, with a salary of £45k and a NEST pension offered.

We are looking for a high calibre professional, possibly an existing clerk, who will bring their leadership and management skills, be able to lead our small team and represent our member councils both locally and nationally. With a track-record of having a customer-focus, influencing, fund raising and delivering projects, you will be asked to help to build on Norfolk ALC's recent successes.

The successful applicant will be able to provide strategic and operational support to the Board to help shape the future of our organisation, and the continued development of its services.

You will find there is a really supportive and highly capable staff team in place.

You will share Norfolk ALC's commitment to promoting and supporting our local councils, local democracy and public service.

The role is planned to be home based, with some travel to events and meetings.

You may also already know that Norfolk ALC is generally now well regarded by subscriber councils across Norfolk, is steadily increasing subscriber numbers whilst also having achieved a financial surplus in recent years, and that our current relationships with our partner organisations are strong.

You are welcome to contact Russell to discuss the role.

We look forward to receiving applications by 20 June, to be sent to countyofficer@norfolkalc.gov.uk

Interviews are provisionally scheduled for 29 and 30 June.

BARNHAM BROOM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Part-Time Flexible Vacancy

‚ÄčAre you an experienced administrator who is looking for flexible, part-time work locally? Are you enthusiastic, self-motivated and computer literate?

We are looking for a Parish Clerk to work in support of the Council's seven Councillors. The position is available from 1 July 2021. The position is home based for 25 hours per month including one evening meeting a month. A laptop is provided, a printer is available if required. Salary to be agreed, depending on qualifications and experience, within the National Joint Council for Local Government Service's pay scale (range SCP 7 -14 (£10.41 - £12.00 per hr)) plus 22 days holiday pro-rota. A handover period will be available.

Main duties include;

  • Arranging, publicising and attending one Council meeting a month on 3rd Thursday, 7.30pm (currently via Zoom, usually at the village hall)
  • Preparing agendas, meeting documentation and writing minutes
  • Act as the Responsible Financial Officer. Manage the Council's finances including preparing the budget, payment of invoices, reclaiming VAT and end of year accounts
  • Managing HMRC PAYE (Basic Tools)
  • Maintaining Council files and records
  • Updating the Council website, facebook page and village noticeboard
  • Managing Council assets, including maintenance and insurance
  • Managing Council volunteers
  • Dealing with correspondence, including liaising with District & County Council's, local organisations and the public
  • Monitoring and updating the Council on relevant planning applications and responding where required
  • Ensuring current legislation and procedures are adhered to by informing and advising the Council and updating Council policies and processes
  • Carrying out tasks as required in relation to the Barnham Broom Parish Trust (charity administered by the Council)

Relevant experience and/or qualifications would be an advantage but full training will be given. A willingness to undertake the CiLCA qualification, if not held, will be required. Full details will be provided to the successful applicant.

For more information, please contact Sonya Blythe (Parish Clerk) on

07596 971533 (10am-4pm Mon-Fri) or clerk.barnhambroompc@gmail.com

To apply, please send a letter of application with your CV to clerk.barnhambroompc@gmail.com

Closing date is Friday 11 June 2021, 5pm.

CONGHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Four and a half hours per week-home based.
NJC Salary Scale SCP 9 - 14 ( £10.86 - £12.00 per hr)
Subject to experience & qualifications

Congham Parish Council is seeking an enthusiastic and self -motivated person to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. Congham Parish is a small village with an electorate of approximately 200.

Candidates should be willing to train and work towards a professional qualification (CILCA, a Certificate in Local Council Administration). The Parish Council meets bi-monthly and has seven members. It may also meet for planning decisions and visiting application sites.

The role of the successful candidate will include

  • Arrange, publicise and prepare for meetings, take minutes and provide advice to the council.
  • Administrative roles including management of paperwork, electronic files, keep the website up to date, the annual review of Council policies; this will include good IT and organisational skills.
  • Manage and report to the Parish Council the Finances and prepare the annual audit using appropriate financial software.
  • Liaise with residents, Borough & County Councillors, including good interpersonal skills.

Support and Training will be provided.
Further information can be obtain from the present Clerk K Sayer by email to conghamclerk@btinternet.com

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.

GREAT ELLINGHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Great Ellingham Parish Council is seeking a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to work 5 hours per week home-based to start in post from 1 August 2021.

No formal qualifications are required although applications from CiLCA qualified clerks would be welcome. Other than that a good standard of computer literacy and general administrative experience would be required, as well as a sense of community engagement. Training, including towards the CiLCA qualification, will be available.

Salary negotiable within agreed national pay scales.

The main duties will include:

  • Arrange, publicise and attend monthly Parish Council meetings held on the third Wednesday of the month, plus the Annual Parish Meeting which is currently held in April.
  • Preparation and publication of agendas and taking minutes of the meetings, also to be published within statutory timeframes.
  • Administrative tasks including maintaining paper and electronic files and the Parish Council website, review of all parish policies and procedures, dealing with correspondence and enquiries
  • Manage and report the Parish Council's finances and prepare the accounts for annual audit
  • Advise and support nine Councillors
  • Manage the circulation and response to planning applications
  • Liaise with District and County Councillors, other organisations and official bodies as needed
  • Other duties as determined by the Parish Council.

For further information please contact the clerk, Anne Rayner gepcclerk@gmail.com

To apply, send your CV and covering letter of application to gepcclerk@gmail.com or tpb@cafepure.net

REEPHAM TOWN COUNCIL

Town Clerk

Up to 20 Hours per week (negotiable, plus evening and occasional weekend meetings)

Up to £17.00 per hour (negotiable depending upon experience).

Reepham Town Council is looking to appoint a motivated and high-performing individual to take on the role of Clerk to the Council and secretary to the Stimpson's Piece Charity, leading and working alongside the RFO (Responsible Financial Officer).

The Town Council is seeking highly organised and committed applicants for this key role which is responsible for all day to- day organisation and management of the Council's services, staff and facilities.

Applicants should not be deterred from applying if they feel they do not meet all of the job requirements. However, you will need to be enthusiastic, flexible and community-focused with excellent leadership, management, administrative, interpersonal, accounting and IT skills in order to work successfully with staff, Councillors, external organisations, stakeholders and the community. Excellent verbal and written skills are essential.

  • The person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required and will ensure that statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed.
  • The Clerk to Reepham Town Council is the Proper Officer of the Council and, as such, is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions and, in particular, to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority's Proper Officer.
  • The Applicant will be expected to advise the Council on and assist in the formation of overall policies to be followed in respect of the Authority's activities and, in particular, to produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions.
  • Ideally you should possess the CILCA qualification. Whilst this is not essential, you should be prepared to undertake it within 12 months, and have a sound understanding of local authority organisation and management.
  • Applicants should ideally have experience of Local Government in a similar role, including formal Committee work (e.g. agenda preparation, minute taking), implementation of Council policies, the provision of advice and guidance on statutory and legislative matters and providing financial management support, including the adherence to the Parish Council's Financial Regulations when the RFO is absent.

The post is a part time post, and will be office based, currently at the Town Hall. The post will be subject to a six months' probationary period, and the successful applicant will be entitled to join the Local Government Pension Scheme once the probation period has been successfully completed. Part-time hours of work are up to 20 hours per week (negotiable), Monday to Friday and you will be expected to work flexibly, with regular evening meetings. Salary: Up to £17.00 per hour (negotiable depending upon experience).

For more detailed information, a full job description/person specification and application form, please go to the Town Council's website (https://www.reephamtowncouncil.org.uk/news)

Applicants should submit a letter of application for the vacancy detailing how they believe they meet the required competencies together with a completed application form. Applications should be sent to Cllr Mark Lester, Chair of the Personnel Committee of the Council at mlrtc130@gmail.com. Alternatively, applications can be posted to Cllr Mark Lester, Reepham Town Council, Town Hall, Church Street, Reepham, Norwich NR10 4JW.

Application deadline: 30 June 2021

ROCKLAND ST MARY WITH HELLINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Our Parish Clerk will leave in August. Applications are invited for the post of Parish Clerk. Rockland St Mary and Hellington are small villages situated in south Norfolk. The Parish Council is looking to appoint a reliable, personable and self -motivated person with good written and IT skills. Good basic accounting skills and an understanding of local government procedures would be an advantage but are not essential. The post is offered as a home working post; the contract is for 30 hours per month. The hourly rate will be in line with the National pay scales and according to experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Arrange, publicise and attend 11 Parish Council meetings and one Annual Parish Meeting including preparation of agendas and taking minutes of the meetings
  • Arrange, publicise and attend two Rockland Broad Management Committee meetings including the 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, managing the part-time village caretaker's duties, 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)
  • Other duties as determined by the Parish Council.
  • To apply for the post please email your CV and a covering letter by 9 July 2021 to: Kate Bevington, Chair of Rockland St Mary with Hellington Parish Council: katebevington@rocklandstmarywithhellington-pc.gov.uk
  • If you would like further information about the post or an informal discussion, please email the Chair to arrange a phone call
  • Interviews will be held in the Parish Room during the week of 25 July 2020.

STRATTON STRAWLESS PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Stratton Strawless Parish Council is seeking an enthusiastic and self- motivated Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to work five hours per week, home-based. A laptop will be provided.

No formal qualifications are required but a good standard of computer literacy, general administrative experience and communication skills will be required. A local knowledge of the area would be an advantage. Training will be available. Applications from CiLCA qualified clerks will be welcomed. Salary will be within agreed national pay scales, dependent on experience.

The main duties:

  • Attend 10 monthly Parish Council meetings held on the second Monday of the month (currently excludes August and December).
  • Prepare meeting agenda's, take minutes of the meetings and publish in a timely manner.
  • Ensure planning application details are available for meetings.
  • Administrative tasks include maintaining paper and electronic files, the Parish Council website and notice boards, handling correspondence and enquiries, reviewing policies and procedures.
  • Managing and reporting the Parish Council's finances and preparing the accounts for annual audit.
  • Liaise with District and County Councillors and other organisations as required.
  • Other duties as determined by the Parish Council.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter of application by email to: cchamberlin@btinternet.com

Interviews will be conducted at the Village Hall observing current Covid 19 protocols. Please notify us when applying if any special arrangements are required to attend an interview.

SWANTON NOVERS PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the position of Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to Swanton Novers Parish Council.

Swanton Novers is a small but busy parish of around 200 people. There are seven elected and co-opted Councillors. Full Council meeting are held eight times a year with additional meetings as required.

The post is for 3.5 hours per week, including attendance at evening Council meetings which are held at Swanton Novers Village Hall on Thursdays commencing at 7:00pm, approximately every six weeks.

The successful applicant will work from home and will be expected to be well organised and self-motivated to ensure that work is prioritised and completed in a timely manner. They will be required to provide professional support and guidance in all aspects of the Parish Council's work including procedures and finance. Previous experience is desirable but not essential, as training can be provided.

Current salary scale LC1 point 7, currently £10.41 per hour (dependant upon experience and qualifications).

An application pack with job description, person specification and application form can be obtained by emailing swantonnoversparishcouncil@gmail.com

Anyone wishing to have an informal discussion about the post with the Chair of the Council, Mrs Chris Armstrong, can do so by calling 01263 860573.

TIBENHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Three hours/week mostly 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, please send your details to garethrj2004@yahoo.co.uk

WALCOTT PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

WALCOTT Parish Council invites applicants for the role of Clerk to replace our current Clerk who has been with us since the Council was formed in 2008.

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, ideally, 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 bi-monthly meetings; the majority of which will be on Monday evenings in Walcott.

Hours: The long-term contracted hours will be 5½ 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 5-12; depending on experience and qualifications.

To apply:

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

Mrs Pauline Porter, Holmwood, Helena Road, Walcott, Norfolk NR12 0LX

pauline@paulineporter.co.uk

For an informal chat about the position please call Pauline on 01692 650626, or the current Clerk (Martin Campbell) on 01263 834551

The closing date for applications is 23 July 2021

WELNEY PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Welney Parish Council seek a Clerk & RFO on an employed basis. The role is ideally suited to a CiLCA qualified Clerk with experience.

This is a home based, part time (average of 12 hours per week). The salary is dependant experience and qualifications.

The role includes attendance at evening meetings, plus Agenda preparation, Minute taking, Financial Accounting, Budgeting, communicating with organisations and members of the public and providing ongoing advice and information to the very supportive Parish Council.

The Clerk & RFO is also responsible for the Welney Playing Field Charity. A full handover and ongoing support will be provided by the current Clerk.

Please contact the current Clerk on 01353 699043 welneypcclerk@gmail.com or the Chairman 01354 610020 dorothyharvey62@yahoo.com.

Last updated: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 10:17