Vacancies

ASHMANHAUGH PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

We are looking for a suitably experienced person to support our team of seven Parish Councillors. This is a varied and interesting role with a flexible working regime. The post will be based at home with bi-monthly meetings in Ashmanhaugh, which are held every first Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, November plus an Annual Parish meeting.

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
  • Liaising on the Parish magazine
  • Overseeing the SAM2 device

Good organisational and communications skills are important, together with a working knowledge of IT. Files are kept mainly electronically and held on Google Drive and email via Gmail. A laptop and filing cabinet 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 between LC1 SCP 7 - 10 (£10.16 - £10.79).

In the first instance please contact the current Clerk Clare Male on 07803 705434 or ashmanhaughparishcouncil@gmail.com or Harry Buxton (Chair) harry@hovetonhallestate.co.uk for further details or to arrange for an informal chat.

Closing date for applications 8 July 2019. Handover from the current Clerk from the 22 July.

BUNGAY TOWN COUNCIL

Assistant Town Clerk

Bungay Town Council is looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic person to work with the Town Clerk based at the Council Offices in Bungay supporting 15 Town Councillors.

This is a varied and interesting office-based role working 20 hours per week over 5 days with the occasional evening.

Good organisational and communication skills are required together with working knowledge of MS Word and Excel, Website and Social Media Management and Financial knowledge.

Previous relevant experience would be an advantage but not essential as ongoing training and support will be provided.

A local candidate is preferred, and applicants should be passionate about the community and the town.

Rate of pay will be dependant on experience and qualifications and up to circa £20,000 p.a. pro rata*.

To apply please contact the Town Clerk, Jeremy Burton, clerk@bungaytowncouncil.gov.uk for an application form.

*for a 37.5-hour week

Closing date is 9August 2019.

HELLESDON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Applications are invited for the position of Parish Clerk. The position also encompasses the role of Responsible Financial Officer, and is full-time – 37 hours per week.

With a budget of around £550,000 Hellesdon Parish Council is one of the largest local councils in the County of Norfolk. We are looking for an excellent manager, leader and administrator who can help Council Members develop a vision for the future, turn decisions into action and ensure the consistent delivery of high-quality services to the people of Hellesdon.

The successful post holder will be expected to carry out all the functions and to serve or issue the notifications required by law of being the local authority's Proper Officer. The Parish Clerk is responsible for day-to-day management of the Parish Council's services and functions.

This post requires candidates to have an excellent track record in administration, financial accounting procedures, policy, project management, event management, communication and strategic thinking.

Experience of town/parish council work or similar, is required, including monitoring budgets, preparing financial statements, experience of using RBS Omega Accounts or similar and excellent computer and website management skills.

The successful candidate will work within the Parish Council Offices and will manage a team of 12 administrative, site and grounds staff. Attendance at evening meetings will be required. Applications are invited for this senior position from suitably qualified persons who already hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or who would be prepared to gain this qualification within the probationary period of employment.

For an informal discussion concerning the role or to request a full application pack, please contact Mrs Mo Anderson-Dungar - email mo@radcad.co.uk or telephone 07775 717485.

The closing date for receipt of written application forms is Friday 26 July 2019, with interviews planned during the week commencing 29 July 2019..

The Parish Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Please note that CV's will not be accepted

HIGH KELLING PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

High Kelling 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 three hours per week includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings and responsibility for the finances of the Council and its risk management. 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. Support and training will be provided. Applications by CV to the chair, David Carter davidjcarts@gmail.com

Closing date for applications is Monday 15 July 2019.

HOLME-NEXT-THE-SEA PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

We are looking for a suitably experienced person to support our team of seven Parish Councillors. This is a varied and interesting role with a flexible working regime. The post may be 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 local organisations and external bodies
  • Managing the Parish Council's finances / financial record keeping

Good organisational and communications skills are important, together with a working knowledge of email, MS WORD and EXCEL. 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. Salary will be based on c.12 hours per week with actual working hours to be agreed. NJC Pay Scales will apply depending on experience and qualifications.

In the first instance please contact Lynn Devereux (Chairperson) for further details or to arrange for an informal chat. Email: Chair@Holmentspc.org

HOLT TOWN COUNCIL

Town Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Holt is an historic Georgian Town with a strong community and an eclectic mix of shops, galleries, cafes, antiques, etc. It is one of the finest independent towns in East Anglia. Through the year it provides a number of key events which attract visitors and international performers to The Holt Festival, The Holt Lights Event, The 1940's Weekend and other activities involving St. Andrew Church, the Auden Theatre, and Community Centre.

Across the community there are several other organisations, activities, and interests, such as The Holt Owl Trail, The Chamber of Commerce that is now being re-imaged to 'Love Holt', The Holt Society, The Holt Youth Project, The Thursday Club, The Friday Club and others. These collectively bind the whole community together and although officially a town it is more like one big village where everyone gets involved across all sectors.

This vacancy calls for a suitably experienced person with interpersonal skills and the enthusiasm and passion for its community, the town overall, and able to support our team of 13 Town Councillors. This is a varied and interesting role with a flexible working regime. The post will be based at our new Town Council offices at Nelson House that is also the Holt Tourist Information Centre. Some home working is possible.

Routine Holt Town Council meetings are held every second Monday in each month throughout the year.

In your role as Town Clerk your responsibilities would include, but not be restricted to:

  • Organising, attending and reporting to meetings
  • Preparing agendas and writing minutes
  • Dealing with Town Council business including Planning applications
  • Updating the Town Council website as necessary
  • Liaising with District Council, County Council as appropriate and other organisations and external bodies
  • Managing the Town Council's finances / financial record keeping, including annual audit reporting
  • Producing a monthly Newsletter
  • Overseeing and managing the council's employees which include an administrator and maintenance team.
  • Liaising with all groups and events across the town throughout the year to demonstrate the Town Council's support and commitments to these activities.
  • Advice and support to Town Councillors

Good organisational and communications skills are vitally important, together with a working knowledge of IT and key programmes such as Excel and MS Word. Our files are kept mainly electronically. A laptop and filing cabinet are provided.

A local candidate is preferred, and applicants should be passionate about the community and the town, self-motivated, able to work independently, and to plan and manage their own workload.

Previous relevant experience would be an advantage and support will be provided, also the appointee will be encouraged to take advantage of training to improve their knowledge and skills if necessary. NJC Pay Scales will apply depending on experience and qualifications. Currently the requirement is approximately 30 hrs weekly. Closing date is 31 July 2019.

To apply:

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

Rodney@photographersgallery-holt.com

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

MARLINGFORD & COLTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk

Marlingford & Colton Parish Council is looking for a reliable, personable and self-motivated person to take on the role of Parish Clerk.

The post is for five hours per week includes attendance at 11 Parish Council meetings each year, responsibility administering the finances of the Council and developing & maintaining 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, julian.blackmorepc@gmail.com

Closing date for applications is Friday 23 August 2019

MERTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

We are looking for an experienced person to support our Parish Council and its five councillors. This is a varied and interesting job with a flexible working regime. The post will be based at your home for 2 hours per week.

NJC Pay Scales (£9.77 - £9.96 per hour) will apply depending on experience and qualifications.

Key duties include:

  • Advise and support Parish Councillors.
  • Arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings of which there are 4 per annum.
  • 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.
  • Dealing with Parish Council business including correspondence and phone inquiries
  • 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.

Applicants should be self-motivated, able to work independently, manage their own workload effectively, and have good organisational and communications skills. The applicant should either have a Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or be advanced in the process of qualifying for CiLCA, with previous relevant experience. A good working knowledge of email, MS WORD and EXCEL is also essential.

For an Application Pack and/or an informal discussion, please contact Jayne Wesley-Smith: email: jayne@confcomm.co.uk; telephone: 01953 881919/07850 377678.

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

SPOONER ROW COMMUNITY COUNCIL CLERK

Spooner Row Community Council invites applicants for the role of clerk. Our Community Council is a newly established council, 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.

Hours: The long-term contracted hours will be four hours per week; subject to annual review. For the first 12 months, the Council has authorised an allowance to work up to five hours per week, to take into account the extra work required as we establish the new council.

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:

Mrs Julie King, Temporary Clerk
22 Henry Preston Road
Tasburgh
Norwich
NR15 1NU

or spoonerrow.cc@gmail.com

For an informal chat about the position please call Julie on 01508 470759

Closing date Monday 15 July 2019

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 22 July 2019

Start date 5 August 2019, to support a council meeting on Thursday 29 August 2019.

SOUTH WALSHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

South Walsham 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 (although additional hours would be paid on agreement from the Council). This includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings (of which there are 11 per annum) and responsibility for the finances of the Council and its risk management. Candidates should have book keeping, communication, IT and organisational skills. Pay will be in line with NALC guidelines and according to experience and qualifications. Support and training will be provided. For further information please contact the Chairman wrodrussell@yahoo.com 01603 270058 07771632165 Applications by CV and an accompanying letter and should be received by 21 June 2019.

THETFORD TOWN COUNCIL

Finance Officer

Responsible for effective financial management of the Council in collaboration with, and in support of the Town Clerk.

37 hours of work per week
Rate of pay: SCP 17 £ 23,636

Applications are invited join the Thetford Town Council in a role as a Finance Officer This will involve providing advice and guidance on policy options and ensuring the effective implementation of Council policies. To perform financial tasks including purchase ledger, sales ledger, cash book posting, time sheet collection and recording of holidays, sickness and lieu time

Experience is required and additional training will be given, experience in a local government finance and the competent use of the SAGE accounting system are highly desirable.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 1pm Friday 19 July 2019 with interviews for successful applicants due to take place on Wednesday 24 July 2019.

Please contact Thetford Town Council on 01842 754247 or visit The Carnegie, Cage Lane, Thetford IP24 2DS to request an application pack which will include a detailed Job Description. Alternatively, please email tinacunnell@thetfordcouncil.gov.uk to request the application pack electronically. Any CV's can be attached to the application form – but must be submitted in addition to the standard application form questions that must be answered.

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

PERIPATETIC SCHOOL CLERK Clerk 44872 CHPE

Countywide

£11.19 - £12.35 per hour

Zero hour contract

Are you interested in supporting schools and governing boards in delivering a good education for every Norfolk learner?

Do you have excellent administration skills and the ability to communicate clearly?

Would you like a job where you can work flexibly across the day, including evenings?

If you can answer yes to these questions we would love to hear from you.

As part of Educator Solutions, the Governance and Leadership Service are currently recruiting to our clerking service, which supports governing boards.

We provide high quality training, advice, support and clerking services to school governing boards.

The service plays an important role in Norfolk County Council's strategy to promote high standards of education and our clerks are integral in supporting governing bodies to achieve this.

Ideally you will:

  • Have excellent literacy, listening and communication skills
  • Be highly organised and have effective time management skills
  • Be IT literate and fully competent in producing word documents and email
  • Have the confidence to give procedural advice when needed.
  • Be available to work during the day and early evening
  • Have experience of taking comprehensive minutes

Previous experience as a clerk to a governing board would be desirable although training will be provided.

The service supports clerking in schools across the county, so travel will be required.

Hours are part-time and varied throughout the day including early evenings

Please ring Jo Dunham, Governance Support and Development Officer 01603 303361 or Paul Harker, Finance, Leadership and Governance Manager 01603 303324 at Governance and Leadership Services for an informal discussion and further information.

For further details and how to apply:

Online: www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers

Please quote job reference: 44872 CHPE

Closing date: 14 July 2019