Vacancies

Kingston Parish Council

Kingston Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk to be the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council.  Salary will be according to experience in accordance with the National Joint Council for Local Government services salary scales.  Hours are 24 hours per calendar month. 

 Duties for this home-based appointment include attending 11 monthly evening Parish Council meetings per year usually on the first Monday of each month, plus the Annual Village Meeting in May; 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.

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. The ideal candidate will also be either a qualified Clerk or prepared to study for and obtain the CiLCA qualification.

Applicants should forward their CV, with a covering letter explaining their suitability for the role to https://kingstonpckent.org.uk/contact-us/

A copy of the job description and spec is available at Clerk Vacancy – Kingston Parish Council (kingstonpckent.org.uk)

The closing date for applications is 6th January 2023. 

Wateringbury Parish Council  

Due to retirement the Parish Council is seeking a Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer to start as soon as possible.  Hours would initially be 20 hrs per week with a salary of £14 to £20 per hour depending on experience, with an annual review.  Flexibility of hours can be discussed at interview.  

The position is home based with attendance at Parish Council meetings in the evening on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm except August There will be additional meetings of committees

Ideally you will have a good knowledge of local government and able to express yourself orally and in writing. You will be numerate, competent, confident and able to manage accounts, have good IT skills and have access to broadband. You will familiarise yourself with the rules of the Standing Orders and Financial Regulations and advise/remind Councillors on these if necessary.

The Parish Council owns/maintains recreation grounds, play equipment, allotments, cemetery and churchyard

Duties include

Preparing Agendas and Minutes

Arrange all Parish Council meetings and the Annual Parish meeting in May

Principal contact for all correspondence to and from the Parish Council

Produce monthly bank reconciliation, quarterly budget reports and complete the Annual Return

Submit claims for reimbursement of VAT and deal with PAYE

Manage employees – 2 part time Village Wardens

Ensure Planning application comment are submitted to Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council

Manage allotments and cemetery

Ensure insurance policies are up to date

Maintain the Parish Council website and noticeboard

Undergo training and pass the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA)

Applicants should send a brief CV with covering letter giving reasons for applying to clerk@wateringburypc.org.uk 

East Farleigh Parish Council

An opportunity has arisen to join East Farleigh Parish Council as the Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, occasioned by the retirement of the current Clerk.

The role is an interesting and varied one.

This is a “work from home” position as there is no Parish Council office. The position requires 20hrs hours a week to be taken between Monday-Friday (9am to 6pm), though this increases on occasions at busy times of the year. Attendance at monthly evening Parish Council meetings is vital.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the NALC Employment Contract to the Salary Band LC1, point 9 or above on the National Joint Council (NJA) pay scales, depending on experience. Point 9 equates to a salary of £21,269 per year/£11.05ph and is calculated by pro-rata reference to the standard working week for local government staff of 37 hours.

The post requires a self-motivated person with a good general education, sound administrative skills, an attention to detail, an ability to meet deadlines and a demonstrated ability to get on with people/work with the general public.

Previous work as a Clerk is required. Specifically, the Clerk should be competent in Word, Excel, email, WordPress website software and social media. Accounting knowledge and experience is also required.

This part time role will commence on 1st March 2023 , initially shadowing the current Clerk during March/April/May 2023. Hours during the overlap period will be flexible, depending on the amount of training/induction required.

Closing date for applications, comprising a CV with a covering letter is 1st February 2023 with interviews to take place during the first two weeks of February.

For further information, or an informal chat about the post, contact Desiree, the Parish Clerk on 07999 414712 or email clerk@eastfarleigh-pc.org.uk

Applications, consisting of a CV and covering letter, should be sent via email to the Clerk.

Closing date for applications is 1st February 2023