Vacancies

 

BEARSTED PARISH COUNCIL  

Administration Assistant -  Part Time

 

Salary  (SCP 18) £18,070(£9.39 per hour) -(SCP19) £18,745 (£9.74 per hour) (based on experience and qualifications) pro rata, per annum.  Part Time:  Permanent 12 hours per week (with additional maternity cover for 16 hours per week from June 2018). 28 hours for approximately 9 months.

 

An exciting part time opportunity has arisen to join Bearsted Parish Council as the Parish Council Administration Assistant. You will be responsible for providing administration support to the Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer in all activities associated with the smooth running of the parish council, to make Bearsted the best it can be.

 

We are looking for someone that is organised and efficient, to support all the administration duties associated with Parish Council meetings, responding to correspondence and enquiries, supporting the running of the parish office and other requirements of parish events and activities. You may be required to work on your own so we are looking for someone that is self motivated and can work with minimal supervision.

 

You will have contact with the public, Council members and visitors, so we are looking for someone that is personable, welcoming and professional, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

The successful applicant will have excellent knowledge of administration skills including use of Microsoft office packages, word and excel. You should also be familiar with social and digital media channels to enhance Bearsted Parish Council’s communication presence.

 

You may have an NVQ / BTECH in Business Administration, or working towards, however this is not an essential requirement. We welcome applicants that are willing to work towards the ILCA (Introduction to Local Council Administration) qualification.

 

Bearsted Parish Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact Sarah Lewis @ clerk@bearstedparishcouncil.gov.uk

To apply and receive further details, please forward your CV and request an application form or download our recruitment pack by emailing  bearstedpcrecruitment@gmail.com

 

Closing Date; 4th March, 2018                                                Interviews planned; W/c 26TH March,2018

 

 

 

 

 

CLIFFSEND PARISH COUNCIL

 

 

Cliffsend Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk, who is the Proper Officer and Responsible officer of the Council.   The Council consists of 7 elected members.  Salary according to experience in accordance with the National Joint Council for local council’s salary scales.

 

This is a part time position, 10 hours a week, home-working based and includes a minimum of 1 evening meetings per month. 

 

Duties for this home-based appointment include attending 11 monthly evening Parish Council Meetings per year held at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of each month except August; preparing the agenda; 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. Laptop provided.  

 

Detailed job description and responsibilities available by email from the Chair through email andrew.blaydes48@gmail.com

Applications to be submitted to Andrew Blaydes,   Chairman, Cliffsend Parish Council, 1 Walmer Gardens,  Cliffsend, CT12 5JX by Monday 26th February 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASH (DOVER) PARISH COUNCIL 

 

 

ASSISTANT CLERK:  10 Hours Per Week.  This interesting and varied position supports two committees and the Clerk of the Ash Parish Council which has 11 councillors.

The Assistant Clerk will work from home, and he/she will need to be effective working on their own initiative as well as being part of a team.  He/she must have access to transport to enable attendance at the two, evening Parish Council committee meetings per month which are usually held on third and fourth Mondays of the month, although the day of the week may be negotiable.  There may be other occasional meetings as required. The successful applicant will assimilate information readily and be able to distil this into clear advice for the committees which are for Planning and the Ash Neighbourhood Development Plan. Applicants with experience of the local government sector are preferred but consideration will be given to individuals with appropriate skills and attitude, who learn quickly and can apply that knowledge with confidence.  

Responsibilities include

 

Preparing agenda and papers for the two committees, minuting the meetings and actioning the work

arising in consultation with the Clerk

 

Advising the two committees on procedures, legal requirements and current policies

 

Carrying out general administration, responding to correspondence and telephone calls from Ash residents with specific reference to matters that need reporting to outside agencie

 

Managing the Parish Council Allotments and the Parish Council’s web-site

IT competencies should include Microsoft Office. Good communication and written skills are essential, as is a pro-active approach. Interpersonal skills, diplomacy and flexibility in dealing with the public are very important.  Salary range is SCP 18 – 21.

Please go to www.ashpc.kentparishes.gov.uk for the job description and the person specification. Applications should be on the form provided - please no CVs -  and emailed to clerk@ashpc.kentparishes.gov.uk to reach the recipient by 5pm, Monday 12th March 2018.

E-mail subject field to be marked “Assistant Clerk Vacancy”.  Interviews are scheduled for the week beginning 26th March 2018.

 

Enquiries may be made to the Parish Council Clerk, Christine Haggart, on 01304 832 909

 

  

 

 

NEWINGTON (SHEPWAY) PARISH COUNCIL 

 

Applications are invited for the post of Clerk to Newington (Shepway) Parish Council.  

 

The Clerk’s duties will include the post of Responsible Financial Officer and the servicing of Council meetings.  The successful candidate will need a strong level of personal commitment, accurate administrative and financial skills, with good communication skills and an ability to deal with a range of issues. The post holder will work closely with Councillors to plan and implement the aims and objectives of the Council.

 

Newington is a small parish approximately 3 miles west of Folkestone in Kent with some 300 inhabitants.

The Clerk will be an employee of the Council and remuneration will be for 4 hours per week.  The salary scale is in accordance with NALC recommendations for Part Time Clerks.  The precise starting point for the successful candidate will depend on level of qualifications and experience.

 

Parish Council Meetings in Newington Village Hall are usually held bi-monthly on the first Monday of the month.  The parish council currently comprises a Chairman and four other councillors.

 

A Job Description is available on the parish council’s website at http://www.newingtonpc-shepway.kentparishes.gov.uk

Closing date for applications is 28 February 2018, with interviews in early March and appointment as soon as possible thereafter.  

 

Interested candidates should send their CV to the Chairman, Sally Coleman on sallycoleman@btinternet.com.

 

 

 

 

 

HERNE AND BROOMFIELD

 

 

Herne & Broomfield Parish Council is looking for a qualified parish clerk to work with the current clerk who is taking flexible retirement. The position will be full time, working from the parish council office in Herne and will include some evenings and occasional weekends.

 

The applicant should be suitably qualified; Cert HE Local Policy (Certificate in Higher Education in Local Policy) CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) level 3 or 4, ensuring they have the necessary qualifications to manage the administrative, legal and financial work of the Council and to assist in the delivery of the Council’s objectives.

 

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.

 

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 qualified and experienced clerk the starting salary will be SCP 33 – 35, 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.

The proposed starting date for the trial period is expected to be 1st 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

 

 

 

STONE PARISH COUNCIL 

 

Stone Parish Council currently have two vacancies for a RESPONSIBLE FINANCE OFFICER/ASSISTANT CLERK and COUNCIL ADMINISTRATOR.  Please click on the link here to get further information:  https://www.stoneparishcouncil.com/council-information/current-vacancies/

 

 

TUNSTALL PARISH COUNCIL 


 

Tunstall 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 average 5 per week.  

Duties for this home-based appointment include attending a minimum of 12 monthly evening Parish Council Meetings per year; 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.  A laptop and filing cabinet are provided.  

The ideal candidate will be organised, flexible, able to work on their own initiative and have good interpersonal skills. Candidates will have a good standard of education and will preferably hold the CiLCA or other relevant qualification, although training will be given and CPD encouraged.

Applicants should forward their CV, with a covering letter explaining their suitability for the role to the Clerk Mrs Wendy Licence. Closing date for applications is 12th February 2018 and the successful candidate will be required to start 12th March 2018.   A copy of the Job Description is available on the website http://www.tunstallpc.kentparishes.gov.uk/ or by email from the Clerk on tunstallpc@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

DITTON PARISH COUNCIL

 

DITTON PARISH COUNCIL HAS A VACANCY FOR A FULL-TIME BOOKINGS & EVENTS ADMINISTRATOR.

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FRIENDLY AND CONFIDENT PERSON TO JOIN OUR SMALL TEAM IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE OFFICE.

 

MUST HAVE EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION, ADMINISTRATION AND I.T. SKILLS.  

 

EXPERIENCE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AN ADVANTAGE.  

 

37½ HOURS PER WEEK PLUS SOME EVENING MEETINGS.  SALARY NJC SCP  18-21 [£18,070.00 -  £20,138.00 DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE].

 

CLOSING DATE 16.02.2018.     PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COUNCIL FOR AN APPLICATION

FORM AND JOB DESCRIPTION: TEL: 01732 844749,  E-MAIL clerk@dittonparishcouncil.gov.uk,

 

  

NORTHBOURNE PARISH COUNCIL

 

Northbourne Parish Council (made up of 7 councillors to cover the villages of Northbourne, Finglesham and Betteshanger) is seeking to appoint a part time Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to undertake the Council’s work. This would include keeping accounts, preparing budgets and statutory statements, preparing accounts for annual audits, arranging meetings, preparing and posting agendas (and other relevant documents) on the Parish notice boards, taking minutes at council meetings(the Council’s Annual General and Annual Parish meetings are normally held in May) , and managing the Council’s assets. Financial, admin, IT, and communication skills are required and knowledge of Local Government procedures would be an advantage. Liaison with multi-agencies is required (KALC/KCC/DDC/Kent Police and local, mainly Parish, organisations).

 

The job is part time (5 hours per week) and home based, although access to a vehicle would be advantageous. 11 full council meetings per year are held (the exception being August) on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Parish Hall Northbourne. Additional special meetings may be required (very occasionally.)

 

Aside from these meetings, hours may be worked flexibly. The salary will be in accordance with NJC Pay scales and decided at interview. Applications should be made by submitting a CV and supporting letter to the Chairman**, explaining how you consider that you meet the requirements of the post.

 

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS will be 1st February. Interviews will be with the Chairman and members of the Council, at the Parish Hall, Northbourne. The present clerk, Mrs. Teresa Barnwell, may be contacted by email (teresa.barnwell@sky.com) or telephone (01304 364968) for any further information.

**Mr. Steve Morgan 22 Circular Road Betteshanger CT14 0LTmail:- stevemorgan139@googlemail.com

Tel 01304 611866

 

 

 

 

BEKESBOURNE WITH PATRIXBOURNE PARISH COUNCIL 

 

Bekesbourne with Patrixbourne Parish Council are seeking to employ a replacement clerk, who will be the Responsible Financial Officer and Proper Officer.

 

Working 7 hours per week from home, to include evening meetings. The role includes agenda preparation, minute taking, keeping financial records, preparing the annual accounts and budgets, all general administration duties for the Council, updating the website and dealing with general enquires. Must have experience of Word, Excel and email. Laptop supplied.

 

Ideal candidate should be organised, flexible, able to work on their own initiative and have good interpersonal skills. Salary range between £8.87 and £11.77 per hour according to experience and qualifications. Training is available.

 

For further information or to apply by emailing your CV please contact the present clerk Mrs Gail Hubbard on clerk.bwp@outlook.com or The Chairman Dr Andrea Nicholson dr.andreanicholson@gmail.com

Closing date for applications Friday 16th February 2018.

 

 

 

 

BADGERS MOUNT PARISH COUNCIL 

 

Badgers Mount Parish Council is seeking to appoint a new Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer in March/April 2018.  Salary will be according to experience and based on National scales.  The appointed person must be willing to be flexible and undertake a range of tasks.

 

This is a home based position commencing at an average of 5 hours per week, and will include attending monthly Council meetings at 7.30 pm on the first Thursday of each month and occasional extra planning meetings on the third Thursday of each month or other occasional meetings as required.  Duties include preparing agendas, taking minutes, keeping financial records, preparing accounts, giving procedural advice etc to councillors; dealing with general enquires and correspondence; preparing quarterly newsletters and reports for local publications; updating and maintaining the Parish Council website.  First rate organisational, administrative and interpersonal skills will therefore be required, and you must be computer literate, a competent minute taker and have knowledge of Local Government procedures, planning rules and accounts.  The successful candidate will also be required to oversee contractors working for the Council.

 

Application is by sending a current CV and supporting letter, including references from 2 previous employers, to the Chairman:  Cllr Roy Blamey, 3 Crest Close, Badgers Mount, Sevenoaks, TN14 7AF or email roy.blamey@badgers-mountpc.kentparishes.gov.uk

 

Closing date for applications is 6th March 2018

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

 

 

 

 
 
 
 







 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

       

    

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

      

 

  

 

                                                                      

                                                                 

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