Vacancies

Egerton Parish Council

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Clerk to Egerton Parish Council. The Clerk is the Proper Officer and Responsible Finance Officer of the Parish Council.

Heather James, the current Clerk, is retiring on 31st December. The Parish Council is looking for someone who can work alongside her prior to her departure. Current working hours are 12 per week, based at the Parish Office at the Millennium Hall, plus an additional 5 hours per week covering Council meetings, at 8pm on the first Tuesday of each month, other meetings (including occasional evenings) and some home working. The Clerk works closely with the Chairman and acts on decisions taken by the Council or under guidance from the Chairman.

Essentially, you will need to be:

• a personable and capable administrator  • a good organiser with problem-solving skills   • capable of dealing tactfully with a wide range of people

• someone who is confident with IT and Social Media   • able to work on your own initiative and prioritise  • able to write clear notes and keep basic accounts

Ideally, you will have:

• a good knowledge of the community of Egerton   • a broad understanding of local government   • experience of book- keeping  • a good standard of education  • interest in achieving the Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification.  

• experience in a similar role – preferable but not essential

Remuneration will be flexible according to qualifications and experience in accordance with the National Association of Local Council’s (NALC) standard terms and conditions.

For a full job description, please email Heather James at clerkegertonpc@hotmail.co.uk or write to her at Jollis Field, Coldbridge Lane, Egerton, Ashford, Kent, TN27 9BP. Interested applicants should send a brief CV and set out reasons for applying in a covering letter to the current Clerk. The closing date for applications is Monday 16th November with interviews on Saturday 21st November. 

Aylesham Parish Council 

Aylesham Parish Council are seeking to appoint a 12 month fixed term Assistant Clerk to support the Parish Clerk with the administration of the Council's work.

Please click on the link which provides Specific Responsibilities and Specific Committees/Work Areas. 

Key Terms of Employment 

Fixed Term Contract: 4th November 2021 Hours: 18 hours per week

Basic Office Hours are: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday (times to be agreed), plus evening meetings.

Salary:

Point LC1 5-6 - 7-12 (maximum scale range 8) on the National Joint Council (NJC) for Local Government Services. The salary scales equate to £10.04 to £10.65 per hour.

Strong administration and IT skills are required and knowledge of Local Government procedures would be an advantage. The pay is set nationally and will be negotiated to the relevant pay scale, subject to qualifications and experience.

Applications should be made by emailing a CV and supporting letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of the post, to the Clerk: Kate Razzell ayleshamparishcouncil@btinternet.com

The closing date for application is 5pm on Friday 23rd October 2020. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 28th October. Any job offer will be subject to satisfactory references.

Sellindge Parish Council

Sellindge Parish Council is looking to employ a part time Administration assistant AND Minute taker.

This will be to carry out general administration work as agreed with the Clerk & RFO. In addition, you will be required to attend the Parish Council and Finance & General Purposes Committee meetings to take the minutes and write up for distribution each month, both of which take place during the evening.

The hours are 43 hours per month; with core hours to attend the meetings; the balance of hours can be worked on a flexible basis, subject to agreement with the Clerk.

The salary will be £8.72 per hour for workers over the age of 25, and will be reviewed at the end of the probationary period of 6 months and then reviewed annually.

Some overtime may be required at busy times during the year, especially when various projects are being arranged.

Experience of office administration would be preferred; however, training will be given.  In addition, an opportunity exists for the chosen candidate to undertake development within the Parish Council succession planning programme.

Sellindge is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Please email the Clerk, Linda Hedley, at clerk@sellindge-pc.gov.uk for more details and to request an application form; closing date for completed application forms is 5.00pm on 21st October.

Interviews will take place week commencing 2nd November, any job offer will then be subject to satisfactory references.

Broadstairs & St Peters Town Council

TOWN CLERK.  Salary: LC3 SCP 37-41 (£40,876 - £44,863). Contracted Hours: 37

Broadstairs & St. Peter’s Town Council is seeking a highly motivated and resourceful Town Clerk with relevant qualifications, commitment and organisational skills.

As Town Clerk you will be the chief officer of the Town Council with an annual budget of ca £800,000, assuming the legal and statutory responsibilities of Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer. You will be responsible for the Council’s expanding commercial property and asset portfolio as well as its services and operations within the public sector.

This challenging role offers the opportunity to demonstrate your management skills, leading a small, dedicated team and your communication skills when engaging with the public, business and voluntary sectors on a daily basis.

Ideally you will be educated to degree level or equivalent, have strong financial management and communication skills, a good command of the English language and already hold, or be prepared to study for, the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA).

It is essential that you can demonstrate several years in a management and supervisory capacity. Previous experience in the public sector, or knowledge of Local Authority administration will be advantageous, as would time spent in a commercial environment.

This is a full-time position and will require attendance at some evening meetings. In return we offer a competitive salary package and flexible working environment in the heart of this popular Kent seaside resort.

For more information and an application pack, please see the council website at https://www.broadstairs.gov.uk/Job_Vacancies_13943.aspx

Closing date for applications: 31st October 2020

Please return applications forms to: Broadstairs & St. Peter’s Town Council, The Charles Cockerell Suite, Pierremont Hall, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1JX 

 Farningham Parish Council

Farningham Parish Council seeks to appoint a Parish Clerk - upon the retirement of Jane Gray in early December.

Ideally the Parish Clerk will know Farningham well and already have experience of working as a Parish Clerk or Assistant, but training and support can be provided. This could suit someone already working part-time as a Parish Clerk elsewhere.

It is a part-time role of 2 to 3 days per week or equivalent flexi-hours (to be agreed) plus normally one evening meeting per month (first Wednesdays), but not in August.

Possibly an additional one or two further evening meetings per year (of about one hour).   Salary to be discussed, dependent on experience, qualifications and hours, but based on national scales.

The preferred applicant must be IT literate, with solid book-keeping experience, good customer service interaction and be community-focussed.

In the first instance please contact the Chairman at lizbourne.fpc@gmail.com.  Closing date for applications will be 24th October 2020. 

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