Vacancies

 

 

 CHARTHAM PARISH COUNCIL

 

Chartham Parish Council is looking to appoint a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

 

The post is full time, consisting of 38 hours per week, to be worked at the parish office in Chartham, to include some evening meetings and occasional weekend working, and partly at home (working pattern to be by arrangement and mutual agreement with the Chairman).

 

The post is offered with pension arrangements and holiday entitlement.   The salary will be according to experience in accordance with the NJC salary scales with starting salary in the region of SCP Point 34 (£30k).

 

Knowledge and Qualifications:

o   Applicants are required to hold a suitable current qualification in financial matters plus experience in the use of SAGE accounting.

o   Applicants should have an understanding of concurrent funding and precept budgets and applications and knowledge of how to apply for grants when applicable.

o   A knowledge of planning rules and regulations would be an advantage.

o   The ideal candidate will have excellent IT skills, excellent interpersonal and communications skills, good and accurate organisational and administrative skills.

o   The successful person must be flexible, able to deal with a wide range of issues and be able to work on their own initiative.

o   Experience and knowledge of working with local government procedures is highly preferable.

o   An experienced Parish Clerk is preferred - one with the CilCA qualification or someone prepared to work towards the CiLCA qualification is ideal.

 

The post is challenging and varied.

Duties will include:

o   Managing all contractors in the continuing maintenance of the village.

o   Preparation of the papers for the monthly meetings and all additional sub-committee meetings and the Annual Parish Assembly meeting. To take accurate minutes.

o   Supporting the councillors and promoting the interests of the parish

o   Giving procedural advice and carrying out the Council’s administrative tasks

o   Dealing with all general enquiries and correspondence

o   Preparing accounts and annual budget and keeping accurate records for audit and reporting purposes

o   Updating the parish council’s website

o   Being a point of contact for the public and other agencies, including out of hours.

o   The successful candidate ideally will be able to drive and hold a full UK driving licence as duties include driving around the parish and visiting noticeboards and attending appointments, etc – mileage can be reclaimed at the current NALC mileage rate.

o   Chartham includes a cemetery where the clerk would be expected to be in attendance at funerals and have some knowledge of the procedures and paperwork, although training can be given.

 

To apply for an application form and job pack please email or write to the Chartham Parish Council Chairman at the address above.

 

Closing date for applications for the role is 13th July 2018.     Shortlisting and interviews to be arranged. Those selected for interview will be contacted by the Chairman by 20th July 2018

 

There would be a trial period of 3 months. Provided this proves satisfactory, a contract between the two parties will be signed. If unsatisfactory employment will be terminated.

 

The proposed start date for commencement of the trial period of employment is expected to be 3rd September 2018

 

  

BODIAM PARISH COUNCIL

 

Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer,  Up to £15.00 per hour, 6 - 7 hours per week.   Located on the East Sussex / Kent border

 

The Parish Council is seeking applications from candidates interested in undertaking a  varied post providing professional support and guidance to councillors.

 

You will arrange meetings, issue agendas, prepare minutes, offer advice and be a welcoming point of contact for members of the public.

 

It is essential that the successful candidate has good interpersonal skills, able to communicate easily and clearly with councillors, residents, local authorities and other agencies. We therefore need someone with excellent administrative and numeracy skills, able to work on their own initiative; a high level of computer literacy is also expected.

 

An ideal background could be experience gained in a local authority, school governing body or customer facing small business.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 23rd July 2018

 

For further details please contact Trevor Leggo, CEO, SSALC     Trevor.leggo@ssalc.co.uk  

  

 

ALKHAM PARISH COUNCIL

 

Alkham Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer, salary according to experience in accordance with the NJC salary scales.   Hours are approximately 10 per week.    

 

Duties for this home-based appointment include attending a minimum of 8 monthly evening Parish Council Meetings per year on the first Monday of the month; preparing the agendas; taking minutes and giving procedural advice; carrying out the Council’s administrative tasks; keeping financial records; preparing accounts and the annual budget and preparing records for audit purposes; dealing with general enquiries and correspondence; updating and co-ordinating the Parish Council website. 

 

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar role, good IT, organisational, administrative and financial skills, be able to work on their own initiative. 

 

Applicants should forward their CV, with a covering letter explaining their suitability for the role to clerk@alkhamparishcouncil.org.uk

 

The closing date for applications is Monday 24th June 2018.    Interviews will take place during June/early July 2018 in Alkham

 

 

  

 

ICKHAM & WELL PARISH COUNCIL

 

Ickham & Well Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk, who is the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council.  Salary according to experience in accordance with the National Joint Council for Local Government services salary scales.  Hours vary between 2 and 5 per week.

 

Duties for this home-based appointment include attending a minimum of 12 monthly evening Parish Council Meetings per year usually on the second/third Monday of each month; preparing the agendas; taking minutes and giving procedural advice; carrying out the Council’s administrative tasks; keeping financial records; preparing accounts and the annual budget and preparing records for audit purposes; dealing with general enquiries and correspondence; updating and co-ordinating the Parish Council website.

 

The ideal candidate will be a good communicator, with a professional attitude, and who is confident that they can work on their own initiative.  They must have good interpersonal skills and the necessary ability to handle the organisational, computing, administrative and financial tasks required, although initial training will be given if necessary.

 

Applicants should forward their CV, with a covering letter explaining their suitability for the role to ickhamandwellparishcouncil@gmail.com.  A copy of the Job Description is available on the website http://ickhamparishcouncil.org.uk or by email from ickhamandwellparishcouncil@gmail.com.”

 

 

 

 

ELHAM PARISH COUNCIL 

 

 

Elham Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer, salary according to experience in accordance with the NJC salary scales.   Hours are 15 per week.   

 

Duties for this home-based appointment include attending a minimum of 11 monthly evening Parish Council Meetings per year on the first Monday of each month; preparing the agendas; taking minutes and giving procedural advice; carrying out the Council’s administrative tasks; keeping financial records; preparing accounts and the annual budget and preparing records for audit purposes; dealing with general enquiries and correspondence; updating and co-ordinating the Parish Council website. 

 

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar role, good IT, organisational, administrative and financial skills, be able to work on their own initiative.

 

Applicants should forward their CV, with a covering letter explaining their suitability for the role to:

elhampc@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTHBOROUGH TOWN COUNCIL  

 

Interim OR Permanent Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer.  Salary: Starting LC3 (39 – 51) £35,229 – £46,957 plus benefit package – Salary to be reviewed when new Hub is complete.

 

Southborough Town Council is a forward-looking authority with ambitious plans for the council and the area we serve.  In conjunction with Kent County Council and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council  we are currently building a new civic complex which includes:  Council Office, Theatre, Library, Café, Community Rooms and Sports Pavilion.    We are seeking a new Clerk who will help shape the way we operate and work closely with Members of the council to bring about the changes we seek.  The post becomes vacant in the autumn and we will provide you with the opportunity to work alongside our current Clerk, who is retiring in September after a long and very successful career with us. The current Salary Scale is LC3 39-51.

 

We are looking to appoint an interim Clerk for a 12 month period through the development period prior to recruiting a permanent replacement.  However, we are open to receive applications and are prepared to hire for the permanent position of Town Clerk now while recognising that the role may increase with the new development and the job description and salary level  will be reviewed at completion.

 

You will be a proven leader and innovator and able to develop and maintain productive working relationships with Members of the council and colleagues within our organisation and beyond.  As well as demonstrating success in administrative management in a complex environment; and a solid understanding of Local Government; you will be an exceptional communicator, including adding value in community engagement. Proviing clear and expert advice to the council and assisting in the development of our policies, your financial management and IT skills will be strong. There is much going on in Southborough, including a move to a new office, so you will have an opportunity to get involved in a number of projects.

 

You will need to hold iLCA/CiLCA or be prepared to gain these qualifications following appointment. 

 

The role is 37 hours per week.  The job description can be found on southboroughcouncil.co.uk

Or please call 01892 520770 for more information

 

The closing date for applications is Friday May 25th 2018.

Interviews will take place during June 2018 in Tunbridge Wells.

 

Please send application with full details of experience to date to:  Cllr David Elliott, Chairman Southborough Town Council C/o Tunbridge Wells Borough Council at the address below.

Note:  During the construction of our new Civic Complex Southborough Town Council is temporary located within the office of -Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Mount Pleasant Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RS.

For further information, job description and job specification, please go to:

http://www.southboroughcouncil.co.uk/town-council-vacancies/

 

 

 

 

 HERNE AND BROOMFIELD

 

Herne & Broomfield Parish Council is looking for an assistant clerk to work with the current clerk and to do the training to qualify as a parish clerk, the parish council will cover the cost of the training. The position will be full time, working from the parish council office in Herne and will include some evenings and occasional weekends. 

 

The Parish Council welcomes all suitable applicants, however, applicants who demonstrate an interest in the local community and in upholding the positive reputation of the Council, would be considered advantageous. Also candidates who have experience of Local Government would be welcome.

 

Applicants should have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills; flexibility and a flair for leadership. Experience and knowledge of working with local government procedures is essential.

 

The Parish Council is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity, within its workforce.

 

For a suitably candidate the starting salary will be SCP 28-31, dependant on experience and qualifications, reviewable when reaching the top scale.

 

The current pension scheme is with the Local Government, through Kent County Council.

 

There would be a trial period of 3 months, provided this proves satisfactory, a contract between the two parties will be signed.

Closing date for applications is 18th May 2018.

 

The parish Council is very active and consists of 13 councillors, and they encourage staff to attend training and seminars to ensure Continued Professional Development.

 

Please contact the clerk for Job Description and Person Specification, Application Form and any queries.

Please contact Monica Blyth 01227 742700 or email clerk@hbparishcouncil.co.uk

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

 

 

 

 
 
 
 







 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

       

    

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

      

 

  

 

                                                                      

                                                                 

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