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BINTREE PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Due to the retirement of our Clerk, we have a part-time, home-based position available for 12 hours per month, with some evening work required. We hold six Parish Council meetings and an annual parish meeting, per year. Meetings are held in the early evening and last no longer than two hours.

Applicants should:

  • Have sound current IT skills
  • Have experience in financial budgeting and accounting (eg managing transactions, claiming VAT, preparing annual accounts)
  • Be able to create and publish agendas for meetings and take accurate minutes
  • Be the central point for incoming Parish Council communications and able to coordinate any actions required
  • Provide accurate and timely updates to the village website
  • Applicants must be self-motivated, with good attention to detail and have good communication skills.

It would be preferable for the candidate to be committed to training towards a CiLCA qualification; training can be provided through the Norfolk Association of Local Councils (NALC).

Salary will be paid at the rate of £12.50 per hour. This is an employee position and payroll is managed in-house by the post holder.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the Parish Council Chair, Chris Langford on 07512 979347 or chrislangford246@icloud.com Formal applications including a current CV and covering letter should be emailed to the above email address.

Closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 30 September 2021.

BLOFIELD PARISH COUNCIL

Assistant Parish Clerk

Blofield Parish Council is seeking a Deputy Parish Clerk. The post is for approximately 20 hours per week, working from home, and includes attendance at evening meetings twice a month.

This is an existing opportunity in the growing parish of Blofield, with lots of community involvement with organising, planning and reporting on projects. Good communication, IT and organisational skills are essential for the role.

Pay will be in line with national SCP scales from £12.20/hour up to £14.38/hour according to experience and qualifications.

Duties as Deputy Clerk include:

  • Managing specific projects on behalf of the council and providing regular progress reports on all projects to the council.
  • Dealing with enquiries from parishioners in a professional and helpful manner and being the central point of contact for the Council.
  • Preparing / organising agendas for meetings.
  • Completing all actions from meetings efficiently and within agreed times.
  • Completing and distributing draft minutes from a meeting within 1 week of the meeting.
  • Overseeing the development and updating of the website.
  • Managing the council facebook page.
  • Provide holiday/emergency cover for Clerk.
  • Undertake training and development activity as required.
  • Working closely and effectively with the Clerk and councillors to help deliver a good service to the parish.

Full details of the post, including a detailed job description and the Key Attributes sought, will be published on the Parish Council website shortly.

For further details or an informal chat please contact Sarah Osbaldeston (Parish Clerk) on 01603 270819 or blofieldpc2@gmail.com or Stuart Smith (Chair of the Council) on 01603 713282.

Applications in writing with an up-to-date CV and details of two referees should be submitted to the Chair, Stuart Smith at Pear Tree House, Globe Lane, Blofield, Norwich NR13 4JW. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12noon on Thursday 30 September 2021. Interviews will be arranged for w/c 4 October 2021 and will assess candidates against the Key Attributes. Referees will not be contacted until after the interview.

BRADWELL PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Bradwell Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self- motivated person to fill the above role. The position is office based for 30 hours per week. Council meetings are held at the Parish Council Offices as scheduled.

Main duties will include:

  • To organise and attend all council meetings,
  • Prepare and issue papers to Councillors for those meetings ensuring compliance with statutory requirements.
  • To attend such other meetings of the Council as required.
  • Deal with all correspondence on behalf of the Council.
  • Monitoring and updating of Council's key operating procedures.
  • Have sound current IT skills, especially the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Have experience in financial budgeting and accounting (eg managing transactions, claiming VAT and preparing annual accounts)
  • Be able to create and publish agendas for meetings and take accurate minutes
  • To be the holder of a full UK Driving licence and have access to a vehicle. Expenses for its use on Council business and Business insurance will be provided.

Financial

  • To act as the Responsible Financial Officer in accordance with Statutory requirements and Financial Regulations
  • Supervision of Council Budget and provision of quarterly reports to Council
  • Responsible for ensuring payment of invoices and staff salaries, as well as receipt of income.
  • Recording and reclaiming VAT.
  • Preparation of the Annual Budget Report to determine precept requirement; plus, the quarterly updates for committees.
  • Preparation and timely submission of the Annual Return.
  • Ensuring Council's responsibilities under the Transparency Code are met
  • Identification of suitable grants for Council work.

Parish Council Services Management

  • Dealing with members of the public's queries promptly.
  • Management of Council run areas such as Playing Fields, Allotments and open spaces, as well as Council owned properties, street furniture, footpaths and bus stops.
  • Effective Supervision of staff employed by the Council.
  • To manage Data in accordance with the GDPR as the key data controller, provide risk assessment and advice on data protection as required.

Communication and Liaison

  • Management of the Parish Council Website, Noticeboards and other media.

Councillor Support

  • Advising the Council or Councillors, where necessary, of their statutory duties and/or powers.
  • Providing support and advice to Council Chairman and Committee Chairmen.

Salary according to LC2 salary scales (£12.98 – £18.58 per hour) based on qualifications and experience. Contributory Pension scheme and paid holidays.

Experience is preferred however, the successful candidate must be committed to expensed training toward the CILCA qualification needed for Clerks and Financial Officers. Formal training and mentoring will be provided.

In the first instance, please send your CV and an accompanying letter, explaining how you can add value to this role to: -

The Clerk
Bradwell Parish Council
Leo Coles Pavilion
Green Lane
Bradwell
Great Yarmouth
NR31 8QG

01493 444478

clerk@bradwellparishcouncil.co.uk
www.bradwellparishcouncil.co.uk

BRIDGHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Bridgham Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to fill the role of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer.

Bridgham is a small rural parish situated between Thetford and Attleborough with approximately 140 households.

The vacancy is for 4 hours per week. The position is home-based with attendance at all Parish Council meetings which are usually held in Bridgham & Roudham Village Hall on the last Monday of the month.

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. Training will be available.

Salary negotiable within agreed national pay scales.

The main duties will include:

  • Arrange, publicise and attend monthly Parish Council meetings, 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 five Councillors
  • 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 Parish Council Chairman Alan Yorke on 07432 310811. The job description is available at bridghampc@gmail.com To apply, send your CV and covering letter of application to bridghampc@gmail.com by 23 August 2021.

CORPUSTY & SAXTHORPE PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Corpusty & Saxthorpe Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to work six hours per week starting 13 September 2021. Corpusty and Saxthorpe are a forward looking and dynamic Parish Council who were the first PC to complete a Neighbourhood plan in North Norfolk

Starting Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience but will follow the NJC salary scales

The Parish Council has nine Councillors who meet every two months on the third Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall, Corpusty. The job is home-based and candidates will need a good level of computer literacy.

The Council are ideally seeking a Clerk who holds the CILCA qualification or who is currently working towards it.

The main duties will include;

  • To arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings.
  • To prepare agendas in consultation with the Chairperson, Chairperson, and minute meetings.
  • To liaise with the North Norfolk District Council and Norfolk County Council, other organisations and official bodies and the public as required.
  • To manage the Parish Council's finances and prepare the accounts.
  • To keep the Parish Council website up to date.
  • To attend to correspondence on a day to day basis.

Please apply by sending/emailing CV and covering letter to:

Kirsty Cotgrove – Corpusty & Saxthorpe Parish Clerk

c.sparishclerk@gmail.com

Bodgers Field, Norwich Road, Briston, Melton Constable, NR24 2BB

GARVESTONE, REYMERSTON AND THUXTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton Parish Council invites applications for the role of Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to start 1 November 2021 or earlier. The post is for 27 hours a month. The council meets on Monday evenings once a month with occasional additional meetings. The role is home based and requires internet access and a phone. A laptop will be provided.

  • SCP pay scale range 7-11 i.e. £10.44 - £11.30 per hour, subject to experience and qualifications plus contributory pension scheme

The duties will include:

  • To arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings
  • To prepare agendas and minute meetings
  • To liaise with the Breckland District Council and Norfolk County Council, other organisations and official bodies and the public as required
  • To manage the Parish Council's finances and prepare the accounts
  • To keep the Parish Council website up to date
  • To attend to correspondence on a day to day basis
  • To act as Clerk to the Garvestone Trust

A job description is available on the Parish Council's website.

If you would like further information about the post please contact

Chairman, Graham Smith 07463 176705 grhamsmith@gmail.com or

Parish Clerk, Frances Needham 01362 822475 garvestoneclerk@gmail.com

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter to the Parish Clerk.

Closing date for applications: 17 September 2021

HETHERSETT PARISH COUNCIL

Administrative Assistant

SALARY RANGE SCP3 – SCP7(£18,562-£20,092 pro rata) Hethersett Parish Council wish to appoint a self-motivated, innovative and experienced Administrative Assistant to assist the Clerk in their legal duties.

This is a part time position (currently 15 hours a week with the potential to increase the number of hours worked following a successful probationary period).

Core hours to be worked are Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm. Occasional evening work will also be required.

The successful candidate will be based at the Parish Council Office, Village Hall, Back Lane, Hethersett, Norwich NR9 3JJ. The successful candidate will be qualified to at least GCSE A*- C level or equivalent and must possess good customer service, IT and social media skills as well as personal qualities of tact and diplomacy.

The successful candidate must be able to work independently and be prepared to undertake training as appropriate to the role. Local Government experience is desirable but not essential.

For further information or to request an application form please contact the Parish Clerk:

Annette Palmer PSLCC
Hethersett Parish Council
Village Hall
Back Lane
Hethersett
Norwich
NR9 3JJ
Email: hethersett.pc@tiscali.co.uk
Tel: 01603 810915/07902 322729

Completed application forms (CV's on their own will not be accepted) must be received by 12 noon on the 30 September 2021 Interviews will be held during the week commencing the 11 October 2021

HOPTON-CUM-KNETTISHALL PARISH COUNCIL (SUFFOLK)

Hopton-cum-Knettishall has a vacancy for a Clerk to the Parish Council. Four hours per week, home based with a salary in line with NJC pay scales and according to experience and qualifications. We provide a laptop and a printer and pay relevant expenses as required.

Duties will include, arranging meetings (Face-to-Face and Virtual), Minute-taking, managing correspondence and similar admin tasks. Reporting to the Chair, the Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer, maintaining all financial records, preparing the end-of-year accounts and planning the annual Audit. The Clerk works closely with the Chair and supports the Councillors ensuring the smooth running of the Parish Council.

A Job Description is available from Hoptonpc@outlook.com. If you would like some more information on the role please contact the Chair, Loreen Macklin-Horsfall, at loreen.macklin@googlemail.com.

KELLING PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

This council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to start in September 2021. The post will be for three hours per week. A handover/Induction period will be offered. Candidates with a professional qualification (Certificate in Local Council Administration level or above) is preferred, if no qualification is held, candidates must be willing to undergo the appropriate training to work towards this.

The Parish Council consists of seven members and meetings are held bi-monthly on the third Thursday of the month at 6pm.

NJC Salary scale SCP 5-12 £10.04/hour - £11.53/hour, according to experience and qualifications.

Please send a covering letter and CV via e-mail to Andrew Cunningham (Chairman) at andrew@petrusair.co.uk

For an informal discussion about the role please call Gemma Harrison (Clerk) on Tel: 07812384889

The closing date for applications is Friday 3 September 2021

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 14 September, the successful candidate will be asked to attend the Parish Council meeting on Thursday 16 September for introductions.

NEW BUCKENHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

New Buckenham 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 7½ hours per week, to be reviewed after six months. This includes attendance at 11 Parish Council meetings per year and responsibility for the finances of the Council.

Candidates should have book keeping skills, excellent communication, IT and organisational skills. Pay will be in line with NALC guidelines and according to experience and qualifications (SCP 7 £10.44 per hour – SCP 14 £12.00 per hour). Support and training will be provided.

For further information and an application pack, please contact Karen Hobley (Chair) on 01953 860529 / karenhobley@hotmail.com

The closing date is 24 September 2021

Interviews will be held w/c 4 October 2021

PENTNEY PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Pentney Parish Council is seeking a Clerk & RFO on an employed basis. The role is ideally suited to a Clerk with experience but all applicants considered.

This is a part-time, home based job with an average of 5-6 hours per week. The salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.

The role includes attendance at approximately 8 evening meetings per year (lasting approx. 2 hours), preparing Agendas, Minute taking, Financial Accounting, Budgeting, communicating with organisations and members of the public and providing ongoing advice and information to the Parish Council.

A full handover will be provided by the current Clerk.

Please contact the acting Chairman joeorsi24@gmail.com 07761119394. For further information or an informal discussion.

PORINGLAND PARISH COUNCIL

Part-time Assistant Clerk

Based at Poringland Community Centre

Salary range SCP 19 - 24 (£13.21 - £14.86 per hour)

16 hours per week

Poringland Parish Council is seeking a self motivated, enthusiastic person to join our community minded team in the role of Assistant Clerk to the Council. This is a particularly exciting time to join the Parish Council, with some great projects to provide new services to the village just starting.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Dealing with routine parishioner queries
  • Liaison with other staff members to ensure smooth running of services
  • Updating parishioners with news from the council
  • Financial reconciliations
  • Deputising for the Parish Clerk
  • Clerking selected Council advisory groups
  • Assisting with enquiries from councillors
  • Liaison with other local authorities and community groups

The successful applicant should have a good level of education, with good communication skills (verbal and written). They will also be expected to work within a small team environment, and individually on their own initiative. Knowledge of, or a background in local government will be an advantage. Good IT skills are imperative as is a willingness to learn and embrace change in our ever moving environment. In return the Council offers a good rate of pay, the Local Government Pension Scheme, and 28 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata).

For more information, and an application pack and form, please go to https://www.poringlandparishcouncil.gov.uk/staff-vacancies.html or call Faye LeBon on 01508 492182 for an informal chat about the role

ROCKLAND ST MARY WITH HELLINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Would you like to be our Parish Clerk ?

Rockland St Mary with Hellington Parish Council is a small, friendly, supportive and very well-run parish council based in an attractive village in south Norfolk.

We are looking for someone who has the skills to make a good clerk. You might be a clerk already or have had PA or secretarial and possibly book-keeping experience.

As well as good written and competent IT skills we want someone who is reliable, has good people skills and would be genuinely interested in becoming a clerk and supporting our parish and councillors.

The great thing about this job is that, apart from meetings, you can work from home at times that suit you. You would need to commit from 27 to 30 hours per month (depending on whether you also do the finance role), and we pay an hourly rate in line with the national clerk pay scales and commensurate with experience.

If you've not been a parish clerk before you will receive really good training from Norfolk County Council as well as access to their excellent on-line and phone 'help' facilities.

Below is a list of things you would typically do:

Arrange, publicise and attend 11 Parish Council meetings, one Annual Parish Meeting and two Rockland Broad management meetings 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, managing the part-time village caretaker's duties, and overseeing the maintenance of parish council assets

Advise and support seven parish councillors

Liaise with the District and County Councillors and other organisations as needed

(If you have the necessary skills, you will also manage and report the Parish Council's finances and prepare the accounts for annual audit as our Responsible Finance Officer. But it is not essential to the post as we now have alternative arrangements in place to cover this if need be, so don't let it put you off !)

  • To apply for the post please email your CV and a covering letter 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 call the Chair on 01508 538 987

The post is available from September 2021 onwards. Interviews in September.

SALTHOUSE PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Salthouse Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to fill the role of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to the Council.

The position is available from 1 September 2021. The position is home based for 4 hours per week. A laptop is provided. 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)

No formal qualifications are required although applications from CiLCA qualified clerks would be welcome.

A good standard of computer literacy and general administrative experience is necessary, as well as a sense of community engagement. Training will be available.

Main duties include:

  • Arranging, publicising and attending six Council meeting per year on 2nd Tuesday of
  • January, March, May, July, September, November.
  • 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 and village noticeboard
  • Managing Council assets, including maintenance and insurance
  • 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.

For further details or to submit your application and CV contact:

salthouseclerk@gmail.com

STRUMPSHAW PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

The Parish Council is looking for a self-motivated person with good interpersonal, IT, oral, financial and written skills, ideally with some experience, to become the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. The paid post is for 7 hours a week averaged over the year. The hours of work should be spread across most days from Monday to Friday, and will be reviewed one year after the Clerk is appointed.

The Parish Council covers the village of Strumpshaw plus the hamlets of Buckenham and Hassingham, with a parish population of around 700 people. The Parish Council owns and operates a new Community Hall, through a self clerking Community Hall Committee. It also owns 8 acres of Buckenham Wood, about one acre of an old highway gravel pit and 6 allotments. The web site is: strumpshawparishcouncil.norfolkparishes.gov.uk

The successful candidate will work from home, with the exception of Parish Council and Finance Committee meetings. Regular Parish Council meetings are normally held on the evenings of the third Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November. The Finance Committee normally meets twice a year. There may be some additional meetings to respond to planning applications and urgent business.

The salary will be in line with the National Pay Scales and in accordance with experience and qualifications, in the range SCP 14 to 18 (£11.96 to £12.95 an hour at current rates) + up to 3 scale points for relevant qualifications (CiLCA and Community Governance). The initial annual leave allowance is 29 hours (equivalent to 21 days full time) plus Bank Holidays pro rata. The post is subject to a 6 month probationary period followed by annual reviews. The Council is a member of the Norfolk Pension Fund. The Council will reimburse you for printing, stationery and authorised travel expenses.

The Council will pay for relevant training and any applicant should be willing to attend training courses as required.

Please email the Chairman, Maureen Hammond, at mesh1617@icloud.com, for a job description, terms and conditions, and details of how to apply. The closing date for applications is Friday 10 September 2021.

SWANNINGTON WITH ALDERFORD & LITTLE WITCHINGHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Swannington with Alderford & Lt Witchingham (SALW) Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person for the role of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer.

The vacancy is for approximately 260 hours per annum (averaging 5 hours per week). The position is home based with attendance at all Parish Council Meetings which are usually held in St Margaret's Church Swannington on the third Wednesday of every alternate month (odd months).

Candidates must have access to the internet (a laptop will be provided) and be computer literate in order to prepare documents, spreadsheets and maintain the council's website.

The overall responsibilities will be that aligned to the Proper Officer of the Council and its 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 Clerk will also be the Responsible Financial Officer for the purposes of the Accounts & Audit Regulations and will be responsible for all the finances and financial records in accordance with the Financial Regulations of the Council.

Local Government experience and ideally holding, or be working towards, the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is desirable but not essential. Support and training will be offered and candidates should be willing to undertake the necessary training. Previous experience in a similar role together with good local knowledge would be considered advantageous.

Conditions of Employment and Remuneration will be based on models drawn up by the National Association of Local Councils & the Society of Local Council Clerks. The salary offered will be dependent on qualifications and experience, but will be within the current Local Government pay scales at a starting salary between £10.44 & £11.53 per hour.

If you have excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to develop effective working relationships with a variety of organisations, then the Council would like to hear from you.

Additional information & Applications should be made to the Chairman of the Council Mrs Sue Darling at

darlingsue@icloud.com

Closing date for applications 13 August 2021

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.

THORPE ST ANDREW TOWN COUNCIL

Town Clerk

Job Title: Town Clerk
Salary: £35,934 -£43,662 + LGPS
Hours: 37 hours per week
Responsible to: The Council
Responsible for: All Council employees

Email address: community@thorpestandrew-tc.gov.uk
Phone number: 01603 701 048

SUMMARY

A clerk position for a large town council on the outskirts of Norwich with a population of 15,000, and including responsibility for public buildings, nature reserves, parks and sporting amenities.

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.

WOOD DALLING PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Wood Dalling Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to work three hours per week starting 13 September 2021.

Starting Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience but will follow the NJC salary scales

The Parish Council has 7 Councillors who meet every two months on the first Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall, Wood Dalling. The job is home-based and candidates will need a good level of computer literacy.

The Council are ideally seeking a Clerk who holds the CILCA qualification or who is currently working towards it.

The main duties will include:

  • To arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings.
  • To prepare agendas and minute meetings.
  • To liaise with the North Norfolk District Council and Norfolk County Council, other organisations and official bodies and the public as required.
  • To manage the Parish Council's finances and prepare the accounts.
  • To keep the Parish Council website up to date.
  • To attend to correspondence on a day to day basis.

Please apply by sending/emailing CV and covering letter to:

Kirsty Cotgrove – Wood Dalling Parish Clerk

wooddallingpc@yahoo.co.uk

Bodgers Field, Norwich Road, Briston, Melton Constable, NR24 2BB

YAXHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

YAXHAM PARISH COUNCIL requires a clerk/RFO for start for 1 September 2021.

Part Time – eight hours/week plus hours attending meetings or training courses, so typically 35 hours/month depending on meetings and reporting requirements and the council's email account will need to be monitored daily.

Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer to Yaxham Parish Council, and involves advising and implementing the various decisions made by the Council, as well as ensuring their legal and financial obligations are met.

The role is home based, requires internet access, a telephone and access to a car. The council holds typically 10-12 evening formal meetings during the year. The council is also responsible for organising the Yaxham Annual Parish Meeting and managing various assets in the Parish and the Parish Charity.

Ideally applicants should have prior experience of both a clerk and RFO roles and be familiar with the formal reporting requirements of parish councils, including but not limited to governance and accounts reporting.

Applicants must be conversant with Word and Excel, and familiar with maintaining websites, using Dropbox, WeTransfer or similar, and social media such as Facebook. Applicants should also have excellent communication skills, good presentation skills, be familiar with raising agendas and writing minutes, carrying out bank reconciliations, collating and providing financial reports and completing annual returns.

Please include relevant qualifications, such as professional and/or SLCC ILCA/CiLCA or similar.

Contract will be based on the NJC/NALC/SLCC Model Employment Contract, including:

  • SCP pay scales in the range 5 to 17 depending on experience and qualifications;
  • 22 days annual leave, pro rata for part time hours;
  • £5/week working from home allowance
  • Out-of-pocket expenses including petrol @ 45p/mile

For a full job description and to apply in the first instance please contact: Chairman Ian Martin: yaxhamparishclerk@gmail.com or call 01362 854248

Closing date for applications: 17 September 2021 – Interviews 23 September 2021

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