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Pinxton Parish Council:
PARISH CLERK and RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

Outline: Pinxton Parish Council has twelve Councillors and Parish Council Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at Pinxton Village Hall. The Council manage a village hall, building, cemetery, recreation areas, football pitches, multipurpose areas, bowling green and allotments.

Requirements: Applicants must have:

  • knowledge of the requirements of the Council and its services
  • be a competent administrator with excellent IT and financial management skills, preferably with parish council experience
  • be able to work on their own initiative
  • supervisory skills and experience of line managing a workforce of 5 employees
  • excellent people skills, including the ability to work with Councillors, members of the public and on occasions the local media.

Working arrangements: The post is based at the Parish Council Office in Pinxton Village Hall. Working 20 hours a week the successful applicant must also be willing to attend evening council meetings plus other meetings and events as and when required.

Salary: Salary to be agreed dependent on experience, in the range of NJC SCP 30-33 (26,822-£29,323) pro rata at 20 hours per week.

Application: A copy of the job description can be obtained by emailing

info@pinxtonparishcouncil.co.uk

Candidates must submit a CV and a hand written letter of application to:

The Chairman of the Council

Pinxton Parish Council,

Pinxton Village Hall,

3 Kirkstead Road,

Pinxton,

Derbyshire.

NG16 6NA

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 18th August 2017

Hathersage Parish Council: Clerk Vacancy

Outline: Hathersage is a substantial and very active Parish Council in the Hope Valley, within Derbyshire Dales District. There are 14 Councillors (currently 2 vacancies) serving an electorate of 1,560.

Hathersage Parish Council manages a heated outdoor swimming pool, a Burial Ground, a Recreation Field with Skatepark, children's playground and MUGA. The centre of Hathersage village is currently being redeveloped by the Parish Council to provide a new attractive community space including a new toilet block. The Parish Council employs a Village Caretaker with a range of responsibilities within the Parish. The Clerk is line manager of the Village Caretaker. The Parish Council maintains a website. The Parish Council is currently setting up a CCTV system in the village centre which the Parish Council will have responsibility for ongoing.

The role of Responsible Financial Officer is a separate appointment at Hathersage, and the Clerk is supported by an Assistant Clerk who works 5 hours per week.

Requirements: You will need to be computer literate, competent in administration and have excellent communication skills. You will also demonstrate good time management and organisational skills. The Council is ideally seeking to employ an experience Clerk but support and training will be provided to the successful applicant to help them carry out the role.

Main Duties –

To ensure that legal, statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed.

To facilitate and attend all main Council meetings and any committee meetings in conjunction with the Assistant Clerk, including preparation of Agenda, Minutes and publication of Notices to implement Council decisions and obligations.

To maintain the Parish Burial Ground Register and various related records.

To monitor Council policies and prepare policies for review and adoption.

To receive correspondence and documents on behalf of the Council and to deal with such items in line with policy or bring to the attention of the Council.

To respond to communications from members of the public and deal professionally with any enquiries or complaints.

To advise on the practicability and likely effects of specific courses of action considered by the Council.

To act as a representative of the Council as required.

To be responsible as an officer and an employee under the Health & Safety at Work Act for his/her safety at work and to take reasonable care for his/her health and safety at work and that of other persons who may be affected by his/her acts or omissions at work.

Start date: Early September

Working arrangement: The Clerk's post is part-time (12 – 15 hours per week) worked mainly from home but with a requirement to attend a monthly full Parish Council meeting on the first Tuesday of every month, as well as several monthly committee meetings. The Assistant Clerk takes minutes at some of the Committee meetings and has a number of specific administrative duties.

Salary: LC1 19 – 25 (£18,746 - £22,658 pro rata depending on experience and qualifications (equivalent £9.73 - £11.776 per hour). The Clerk will work mostly from home and submit a monthly time sheet for hours worked. Appropriate arrangements will be made regarding equipment and expenses, to be agreed.

A full Job Description and Application Form can be obtained by emailing Allyson Jones, Clerk at HathersageParishClerk@hotmail.co.uk. Applications should be made by email and must include a covering letter and the names and contact details of 2 referees.

Closing date for applications is Friday 25 August 2017. The successful applicant will hopefully start in post in early September 2017.