Vacancies

 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 

High Halstow Parish Council

High Halstow Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk, who is the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council. The Council consists of 9 elected Councillors and employs 2 street cleaners in addition to the Clerk.

The post involves working from home.

The Clerk will be employed part time for 12 hours per week, which will include some evenings and occasional weekends or pubic holidays. Salary range is £29,636 - £34,788, pro rata and starting salary will be according to experience and qualifications.

Candidates will have a good standard of education; be able to write up minutes of meetings 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 Council is currently undertaking a Neighbourhood Plan and therefore experience in this field would also be desirable.

Closing date for applications is 31 July with interviews in August and appointment as soon as possible thereafter.

Please send your CV with a covering letter to:

Chairman of the Personnel Committee
High Halstow Parish Council
1 Ruggles Close
High Halstow
Kent ME3 8RU

Email: Gary.Jerreat@highhalstow-pc.gov.uk

 Dymchurch Parish Council

Dymchurch Parish Council have a vacancy for a Clerk who will also perform the role of Responsible Financial Officer for the Council

This position is for 22 hours a week. Attendance at monthly Council meetings is expected usually the first Monday of the month and other meetings with notice.

Duties will include: Managing the meetings of the council including preparing the agenda, taking the minutes, monitoring actions and decisions. Managing the Parish Council’s finances which includes preparation of accounts, payment of invoices, preparation of annual budget, and preparation of year end accounts. Managing contracts and liaising with contractors. Maintaining the parish council website and ensuring up to date information is uploaded.

The position is office based and you will be expected to be able to meet with the public to progress their enquiries.

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 Word, Excel and Outlook. Salary in accordance with NJC salary scale, dependent on experience.

Previous experience as a clerk would be an advantage but training will be available. Please contact dymchurchparishcouncil@btconnect.com addressed to the Clerk or to the Chair Deana Coker at deana.coker@btopenworld.com to submit your CV or for further information.

The closing date for applications is 27th July 2019 

 Dunkirk Parish Council

Dunkirk Parish Council has a vacancy for a Clerk and RFO.

10 hours per week (subject to negotiation), working from home. Attendance at two meetings per month (usually held on the first and third Monday of the month).
Duties will include: Managing the meetings of the council including preparing the agenda, taking the minutes, monitoring actions and decisions. Managing the Parish Council’s finances which includes preparation of accounts, payment of invoices, preparation of annual budget, and preparation of year end accounts. Managing contracts and liaising with contractors. Maintaining the parish council website and ensuring up to date information is uploaded.

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 Word, Excel and Outlook.   Salary in accordance with NJC salary scale, dependent on experience.

Previous experience as a clerk would be an advantage but training will be available.   Please contact clerk@dunkirkpc.org.uk or cllrtutt@dunkirkpc.org.uk to submit your CV or for further information. 

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