Vacancies

Cobham Parish Council 

 Cobham Parish Council have a vacancy for a Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer.  The Parish Council consists of 9 Councillors and meets once a month, commencing at 7.30pm in either the Sole Street Church Room or the Meadow Room, Cobham.

Apart from the Parish Council meetings the position is home based working ten hours per week. Salary will be commensurate with experience within the NALC Pay Scale for Local Government Services.

The main duties include:

To arrange and attend all Parish Council Meetings and the Annual Parish Meeting and Assembly

Preparation of Agendas and Minutes

Dealing with all financial matters including the production of financial statements for the Annual Audit

Submitting an annual VAT return

Dealing with Parish Council Insurance Policies

Ensuring Planning Applications are dealt with and comments submitted to Gravesham Borough Council within deadlines

Attendance at Training Events

Updating the Parish Council Website/ Social Media

Applicants will need to have good IT Skills, preferably Word & Excel, and have access to broadband.

Ideally, the successful candidate will hold one of the Clerk’s National Qualifications or be prepared to work towards it.

Please send your letter of application and CV by email to the Clerk at clerk@cobham-kent-pc.gov.uk

Closing date 30 August 20 

Rusthall Parish Council 

DEPUTY PARISH CLERK to prepare to assume the post of Clerk/RFO in the future to work in close co-operation with the Parish Clerk and Members of the Parish Council.

It is essential that the successful candidate has good interpersonal skills, has the ability 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.

This is a part-time position, initially for 10 hours a week, with flexibility as to times worked and will include some evening work. Starting salary based on National Association of Local Councils scale LC2 point 19 will be £6,300 p.a.

The appointment will be subject to successful completion of a 3-month probationary period.

For further information and a detailed job description please contact the Clerk clerk@rusthallparishcouncil.org.uk

Closing date for applications will be the 20th September 2020

Dunkirk Parish Council 

Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

The Clerk provides administrative and clerical support to the Council and as the Responsible Financial Officer is required to manage the Council’s finances.

12 hours per week, working from home. Attendance at two meetings per month usually held on the first (approx. 2.5 hrs) and third (approx. 1hr) Monday of the month. Extra hours would be available for familiarisation and training. Extra hours (overtime) for unforeseen work peaks, subject to Council approval. This would not be unreasonably withheld.

Parish Council meetings.  Managing the meetings of the council including preparing the agenda, taking the minutes, monitoring actions and decisions. Following up on any correspondence or actions required from the meeting. Ensuring that the Council are kept updated of progress on matters arising from meetings.

Planning & Enforcement.  Ensuring planning applications are considered and responses are submitted to Swale Borough Council. Keeping the Council updated on progress/outcome of planning applications currently being considered. Liaising with Swale Borough Council enforcement team on current planning enforcement cases and keeping the council updated on progress.

Legal Documentation. Keeping accurate records of legal documentation concerning the parish, for example: TPOs Land Registry Titles S106 Agreements.

Finance. Managing the Parish Council’s finances which includes preparation of accounts, bank reconciliation, payment of invoices and ensuring VAT is reclaimed. Preparation of year end accounts and governance statements in accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. Preparation of annual budget and precept. Managing the payroll and PAYE (1 member of staff).

Insurance.  Ensuring adequate insurance is in place and insurer updated of any changes in circumstance.

IT. Maintaining the parish council website and ensuring up to date information is uploaded. Managing email accounts (including councillor email addresses) with external IT provider. Ensuring that the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 is adhered to and that all required information is displayed on the website and parish noticeboards.

Streetlighting.  Reporting faults and liaising with the contractor to ensure repairs are carried out. Managing LED upgrade programme and keeping schedule of streetlighting updated.

Contracts. Grass cutting and churchyard maintenance contracts Preparing specifications, obtaining quotes and placing order with contractors for the above contracts and any additional ad hoc contracts or work required Any other duties as required.

Candidates must be capable of working independently and have the ability to deal with a range of issues. They must be well organised, have good communication skills (both written and oral) and be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

The role is home based and the candidate should have adequate facilities at their home to enable this (including storage of files).

Salary in accordance with NJC salary scale, dependent on experience. A laptop is provided and office allowance of £20 per month is payable. Please apply in the first instance to clerk@dunkirkpc.org.uk email or cllrtutt@dunkirkpc.org.uk' and an initial closing date of  2nd September 2020 .

Selsey Town Council 

Town Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer.  Salary SCP36 £38,813 (moving to SCP 37 £39,782 on gaining CiLCA). 37 hours per week, including evening meetings. Place of work: Selsey Town Hall.

Selsey Town Council wishes to appoint a Clerk & RFO to an interesting and demanding position working closely with Town Councillors to secure the Council’s aims and objectives, oversee community projects and maintain Selsey’s position in the forefront of local councils on the South coast.

The successful applicant will have to demonstrate drive, determination, administrative experience, IT, organisational & inter-personal skills, and have excellent knowledge of local government at all levels.

To download an application pack including a Person Specification, Job Description & Application Form please visit the job vacancies page at www.ssalc.co.uk. Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted and applicants must complete and return an application form to apply to lcrecruit@ssalc.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: Friday 14th August 2020.  Interviews will take place: Week commencing 24th August 2020

South Willesborough and Newtown Community Council

South Willesborough and Newtown Community Council, established in 2019, is seeking to recruit a Clerk on a job share arrangement. The Clerk is the Proper Officer and Responsible Finance Officer of the Council.

The workload for this new Council is increasing and we are now looking for someone to work alongside the current Clerk for 20 hours a week, including some evening meetings. You will be a capable administrator, a people-person and be confident with IT, website management and social media.

As an equal opportunities employer, the Council welcomes +applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds

Remuneration will be flexible within a range, according to the experience of the successful candidate and appropriate qualifications.

Candidates will have a good standard of education, be able to work on their own initiative and be prepared to work towards the CiLCA qualification. Experience of Local Government is desirable but not essential. For a full job pack, please contact clerk@swancc.org.uk or call 07765 644 629.