Vacancies

Kent Association of Local Councils (KALC) - Whitfield, Dover, Kent

Learning & Development Support Officer

Part Time: 30 hours per week with some evening and weekend working.

2-year fixed term appointment, with option for additional 3rd year

Salary: Spine Point 19 (£24,799) to Spine Point 22 (£26,317) pro rata depending on skills and experience

We are a not-for-profit membership organisation for Parish, Town and Community Councils and Parish Meetings (Local Councils) across Kent. We are seeking an inspirational, forward thinking individual who will provide support to the development and delivery of our Learning & Development Programme and provide support on partnership working projects at County and District level. The role is an exciting opportunity to work with a wide range of colleagues from across Local Government and other organisations. The post holder will show flexibility in their workload and be committed to working outside core hours. The post holder will need to have a driving licence and access to an appropriate vehicle.

Further details about the role are available here: Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form 

· Closing Date for Applications is 7 February 2020

· Interviews will take place during the week of 17 February 2020

All applications should be sent to chief.executive@kentalc.gov.uk. If you would like to discuss the role then please contact Terry Martin, Chief Executive, on 01304 820173 or send an e-mail to the above address.  

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 16 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 apply@kingstoncanterbury.org.uk

A copy of the job description is available at http://kingstoncanterbury.org/parishcouncil/clerk-vacancy/

The closing date for applications is 24th February 2020.

Edenbridge Town Council

OFFICE AND PLANNING ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT - Location: Edenbridge Town Council, Doggetts Barn, 72A High Street, Edenbridge TN8 5AR
Hours: 4 days per week 9 am – 5 pm: Monday/or Tuesday to Friday; and 17 Monday evening planning meetings per year (variable).  Annual Salary: Starting £16,348 (£20,163 FTE, includes outer London Weighting)

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Town Council’s office team, working with a wide range of people from Councillors and members of the public to council agencies. The role is varied and the main duties include, but not limited to: providing professional front desk customer service, dealing with enquiries, and problem solving, by email, phone and face to face; providing administration support to the Town Clerk; servicing the Planning and Transportation Committee which includes identifying planning applications for comment, preparing agendas and taking meeting minutes, and submitting responses to the planning authority; managing and invoicing for Hall bookings; as well as working with Council Working Groups on projects, assisting with the Annual Town Meeting and Chairman’s Annual Reception, and assisting with the production of other documentation.

You will have excellent communication, customer service and keyboard skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office software, flexibility to deal with a variety of situations and tasks. You will need to be able to work under pressure, using your own initiative, but also working as part of a team and be able to deal with changing priorities and demonstrate excellent organisational and administrative skills with good attention to detail as statutory deadlines must be met.

The Town Council offers a variety of benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, annual pay increment scheme (subject to satisfactory performance) and on-the-job training and other relevant training courses.
For more information the job description and person specification can be found here - Job Description and Person Specification. Completed application forms need to be returned no later than Friday 24 January.  Interviews will take place week commencing 3 February.  

Applications to be submitted to: Town Clerk, email: townclerk@edenbridgetowncouncil.gov.uk; or by post to, Edenbridge Town Council, Doggetts Barn, 72A High Street, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5AR

Staplehurst Parish Council

Due to planned retirement of the current Parish Clerk in June 2020, Staplehurst Parish Council is seeking to appoint a suitable replacement in good time to allow an orderly handover of responsibilities.

The post of Parish Clerk is exciting and challenging. It is a full-time role (37.5 hours p.w.) based primarily in the Parish Office. It requires a flexible approach, including attendance at regular evening meetings (maximum two per month) and very occasional weekend working, which is reflected in the salary offered. The Parish Clerk manages a team comprising three other employees.

The ideal candidate will be proactive and an excellent communicator, with a ‘can do’ attitude, who can demonstrate strong administration, organisational and management skills. The ideal candidate will also be either a qualified Clerk or prepared to study for and attain the CiLCA qualification.

For a suitably qualified candidate, a salary of up to £32,000 p.a. will be offered. The appointee will be eligible to join the NEST pension scheme.

For further information and an application form, please consult our website www.staplehurst-pc.uk or contact the Parish Clerk, Mick Westwood (e-mail clerk@staplehurst-pc.uk or tel: 01580 891761).

To apply, please submit a completed application form and a covering letter stating why you believe you are suitable for the role to clerk@staplehurst-pc.uk or hand deliver / post the documents to: Staplehurst Parish Council, Parish Office, Village Centre, High Street, Staplehurst, TONBRIDGE Kent TN12 0BJ. Closing date: 9.00am Monday 3rd February 2020. 

Woodchurch Parish Council

Woodchurch Parish Council have a vacancy for the post of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer with effect from 1st January 2020. The position is for 10 hours per week, split between home and the village Hub. Parish Council meetings are held monthly on the third Thursday of each month in Woodchurch Memorial Hall Annexe. Duties will include managing meetings and providing guidance to Councillors, taking Minutes, implementing actions and decisions, handling the Parish Council’s finances and ensuring all necessary statutory and regulatory disciplines are adhered to. You will need to be able to work independently, be well organised and have excellent communication and IT skills. Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications and previous experience as a Clerk would be a distinct advantage.

Please contact admin@woodchurchhub.uk

for further information and an application pack.

Brookland Parish Council

Parish Clerk, Burial Board Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.   Brookland Parish Council is seeking a pro-active and highly motivated person to promote the interest of the community in all aspects of council business.

Applications are invited for the post of Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer. The role will include overseeing and administration and expenditure of Parish Council, communicating with principal authorities and other organisations, managing the meeting process, preparing reports and other functions including dealing with contractors and liaising with residents. Training and equipment provided.

The ideal candidate will be qualified Parish Clerk, registered with the Society of Local Council Clerks or a person willing to work towards this, with excellent communication skills, high level of IT expertise and an ability to be flexible with regards to the needs of the job. The post is for approximately 6 hours per week and the pay will depend on experience. For further details and to apply please email the chairman, Mrs S Saxby at suzannebytheseaside@gmail.com 

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