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 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, although initial training will be given if required.

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 15th February 2019. 

Stansted Parish Council

Stansted Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk, who is the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council. The Council consists of 7 elected councillors. The post involves primarily working from home and a laptop and printer will be provided. The Clerk will be employed part-time for 10 to 12 hours/week, which will include some evenings and occasional weekends or public holidays.

Salary range is £25-30,000 pro-rata and starting salary will be according to experience and qualifications.

Candidates will have a good standard of education; be able to write minutes of meetings and reports; be able to handle the Council’s finances; be able to manage Stansted relationship with Grange Park School and be conversant with Microsoft Word and Excel.

He/she will preferably hold the CiLCA or other relevant qualification, although training will be given and CPD is encouraged.

The current Clerk retires in May 2018 and there will be a hand-over period. Closing date for applications 1st February, with interviews in February and appointment as soon as possible thereafter. To discuss what is involved and have a copy of the position description contact the Clerk, Roxana Brammer on 01474 871269. Please send your CV with a covering letter to the Clerk, Stansted Parish Council, 53 Capelands, New Ash Green, Kent DA3 8LQ or by email to roxanamebrammer@gmail.com

 Sandhurst Parish Council

Sandhurst Parish Council seeks an applicant with sound administrative and management skills who can assist in the formation and review of Council policies. Knowledge of local government procedures would be an advantage. With training the applicant would also be required to maintain the Parish website [knowledge of WordPress would be advantageous] A full job description can be obtained by contacting rfo.sandhurstpc@btinternet.com.   If you are a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who is

capable of running the Parish Council Office whilst managing your own workload we would like to hear from you.   The role will require contact with members of the public, parish councillors and a wide range of individuals with the objective of building effective partnerships.  HOURS Whilst the hours are negotiable and subject to review a number of evening meetings will be required.  SALARY Will be by negotiation and within pay bands set nationally.  The Parish Council offers a nationally-based contract of employment and encourages training and development relevant to the job role.  We would ideally wish the successful applicant to study for the CilCA
[Certificate in Local Council Administration] and achieve this within a reasonable time frame of appointment.  APPLICATIONS Should be made in writing either by-email or post to The Proper Officer, Sandhurst Parish Council, Back Road, SANDHURST, TN18 5JS enclosing a CV. Tel [01580] 850295 or rfo.sandhurstpc@btinternet.com
CLOSING DATE: The closing date for applications is Friday 1st February 2019. INTERVIEWS Will be arranged following the closing date. 

Selling Parish Council

Selling Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to undertake the administration of the Parish Council's work. The ideal candidate should have good administration, financial, IT and communication skills. The job requires you to be well organised and to work from home.

Working as Parish Clerk for Selling Parish Council will involve: preparing budgets, monitoring and balancing the Council's accounts and preparing records for audit purposes, ensuring that statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed. Preparing agendas for our council meetings and taking and writing up minutes as well as reports for local publications. Additional tasks will involve responding to general correspondence and liaising with local residents, governing bodies, Swale Borough Council and Kent County Council. The successful candidate will also be required to oversee contractors carrying out Council work.

Impartiality to matters and acting under instruction of the Council is imperative to this role.

Preference will be given to a candidate with knowledge of Local Government procedures. However, consideration will be given to candidates with the right skills and a willingness to learn a new role to support the Parish Council. (Full training will be given). 

The job is 7 hours per week which includes 1 evening meeting per month. Salary scale is set nationally starting at spinal column point 15 and rising to spinal column 21 dependent on experience.

Please apply by sending a CV and brief supporting letter explaining how you meet the requirements to the Chairman, Dr Ash Rehal either by emailing ash.rehal@akr-associates.com or via post to Woodview, Perry Wood, Selling, Kent, ME13 9RP before the closing date of 31st January 2019.

If you would like to discuss this prior to application contact details can be found on the Parish Council website. www.sellingparishcouncil.org.uk

Ditton Parish Council

HAS A VACANCY FOR A FULL TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. DUTIES TO INCLUDE BOOKINGS AND DIARY MANAGEMENT.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FRIENDLY AND CONFIDENT PERSON TO JOIN THE PARISH OFFICE. THE ABILITY TO WORK WITHIN A TEAM IS ESSENTIAL. MUST BE ABLE TO ATTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF ACCURACY. MUST HAVE EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION, ADMINISTRATION AND IT SKILLS, TO INCLUDE WORD, EXCEL AND OUTLOOK. KNOWLEDGE OF SAGE IS DESIRABLE BUT NOT ESSENTIAL. EXPERIENCE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AN ADVANTAGE

37½ HOURS PER WEEK PLUS SOME EVENING MEETINGS. SALARY DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY 18TH JANUARY 2019.

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH CLERK FOR AN APPLICATION FORM AND JOB DESCRIPTION.  TEL: 01732 844749. E-MAIL clerk@dittonparishcouncil.gov.uk

 

 Denton with Wootton Parish Council 

Denton with Wootton Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer, salary according to experience in accordance with the NJC salary scales. Hours are 5 per week.

Duties for this home-based appointment include:

ü attending a minimum of 5 evening Parish Council Meetings per year in addition to the Annual Parish Assembly meeting, as well the very occasional day-time meeting

ü preparing the agendas and taking minutes

ü giving procedural advice

ü carrying out the Council’s administrative tasks

ü keeping financial records; preparing accounts and the annual budget

ü dealing with general enquiries and correspondence

ü updating and co-ordinating the Parish Council website

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in local government / a clerk role.

Essential attributes include good IT capabilities, excellent interpersonal skills, organisational, administrative and financial skills, and the ability to be flexible and work on their own initiative.

For a suitable candidate the starting salary will be in the region of SCP 25, dependant on experience and qualifications, and reviewable after one year of satisfactory service.

Once appointed the start date will be immediate.

There would be a trial period of 3 months, provided this proves satisfactory, a contract between the two parties will be signed.

The closing date for applications is 18 January 2019.

Applicants wishing to apply should contact the Chair for a full job description and application form – email Cllr Penelope James at penelope@penelopejamespr.com.

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