Vacancies

 Sandgate Parish Council

DEPUTY CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCE OFFICER.  Sandgate Parish Council is a thriving and innovative parish council providing a range
of services including a branch library, a large park, a refreshment kiosk and public toilets, as well as the usual public amenities of flower displays and events.
The Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Deputy Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer. The key roles revolve around maintaining sound and accurate accounts and
attending appropriate meetings of the Parish Council. The full job description is attached.  The successful candidate will be numerate and capable of managing accounts
through spreadsheets and on line payments and will also be able to present items to meetings and take minutes. Working hours are expected to be three hours (10 am to 1pm) on three mornings per week including Wednesdays. The current rate of pay (reviewed each April) will be between £11.70 and £12.70 per hour depending on the candidate.    If you want an informal chat with the Clerk and Librarian, Gaye Thomas, please ring 01303 248563 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings).
Closing date for submission of expressions of interest with CV is 5pm on 30 September 2019 either by post to the Library, Sandgate High Street, CT20 3RR or by email to clerk@sandgatepc.org.uk.    Job Description. 

Tilmanstone Parish Council

Tilmanstone Parish Council has an immediate vacancy for a Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer. We offer a part-time post for 4 hours a week working from home and an attendance one evening meeting a month in Tilmanstone Village Hall. Occasionally there may be an additional evening meeting. Normally there are no meetings held in August or December but actions may still be required by the Clerk.

You must have experience of working independently, be well organised, possess good communication skills and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. You will also need the ability to manage finances, prepare the accounts and oversee the annual budget. We have a Website and a Facebook page, which you will keep fresh and current for our residents. Central to the role is managing the meetings of the Parish Council, including preparing the agenda, taking the minutes, and monitoring actions & decisions.

Salary and conditions are in accordance with the NALC standard employment contract for part-time clerks. Previous experience as a clerk is preferred; training and professional development can be provided.

Please apply by email with a CV and covering letter for the attention of the Chairman of Tilmanstone Parish Council, Cllr David Greenwood:

tilmanstone.brief@gmail.com   With subject line : Parish Clerk application

Closing date: 1700hrs on 11th October 2019.

Frindsbury Extra Parish Council

Frindsbury Extra Parish Council is seeking to appoint an Assistant Clerk to support the current Clerk. The successful candidate will learn the role of the Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer while on the job, obtain the clerks’ professional qualification (CiLCA) and be ready to take over from the Clerk on her eventual retirement. Full training will be given, both by the Clerk and attendance on outside courses.

The Assistant Clerk will work from home. A laptop, A3 printer/scanner and mobile phone will be provided. Hours will include attendance at monthly evening meetings and occasional weekend events. Education to A level is desirable, with a good standard of literacy and numeracy. A flexible approach is essential. You will work the hours needed to do the job, which will not be a consistent number of hours each week. It is expected the average hours will be c32 per calendar month. Starting salary will be £12.50/hour, with a pay review in March each year and an increase on obtaining the CiLCA.

The Parish Council consists of 12 elected members. The area of the Council covers Wainscott and Upnor and lies within the Medway Unitary Authority district. It is a reasonably sized parish with an electorate of c4,500 and has grown significantly in recent years. The Parish Council is responsible for 3 areas of open space, each with its own playpark, some woodland and also runs a small allotment site.

To apply send a letter outlining why you are applying and what you feel you can offer the Council, together with your CV to: Frindsbury Extra Parish Council, 53 Capelands, New Ash Green, Longfield, Kent DA3 8LQ. Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 27 September, with interviews on Saturday 12 October.

For a job description , further information and to discuss the position, contact the Clerk, Roxana Brammer on 01474 874343 or by email: clerk@frindsburyextra-pc.gov.uk

Northbourne Parish Council

Northbourne Parish Council has a vacancy for a Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer. The present clerk retires at the end of September, ideally there would be a period of dual cover as a handover. The role is a part-time post for 7 hours a week working from home with attendance at one evening meeting a month (usually the second Thursday of the month) in Northbourne Parish Hall. Very occasionally there may be an additional evening meeting. Normally there is no meeting held in August but actions may still be required by the Clerk.

Candidates must be capable of working independently, be well organised, possess good communication skills and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Duties will include managing the council finances, preparing the accounts and the annual budget. The Parish Council has a Website which needs to be kept up to date with agendas and minutes and general information. Central to the role is managing the meetings of the Parish Council, this includes preparing the agenda, taking the minutes, and monitoring actions & decisions.

Salary is £280 per month with expenses allowed on top and conditions are in accordance with the NALC standard employment contract for part-time clerks. Previous experience as a clerk would be an advantage but there are opportunities for training and support.

Please apply by email with a CV and covering letter to the Chairman of Northbourne Parish Council, Cllr Steve Morgan: stevemorgannorthbournepc@gmail.com
With an anticipated start date in August/September 2019.

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