Curbar Parish Council: Clerk
and Responsible Financial Officer

Overview: Curbar Parish Council are seeking a part time Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer. Duties include attending all Committee meetings of the Council (usually evening) and clerk duties associated with these including financial management, website updates, policy and legislation updates, attending training and advising the Council Members.

Requirements: Applicants should have a knowledge of the work of a Parish Clerk and RFO, have a good standard of education in Literacy and Numeracy and have the CiLCA qualification or be prepared to study for this. They will need to be computer literate, have good administration and organization skills in addition to good communication and time management skills.

Working arrangement: The post is part time, working from home but also attending all meetings and training. A laptop is provided and out of pocket expenses.

Salary LC1 points 18-23. £12.98-£14.42 per hour, 10 hours per month (approximately 10 meetings per annum) depending on qualifications and experience.

Closing date for applications 31st July 2021 sent to: barncroftstables@gmail.com

For more information including a full job description and person specification please contact the Chair: Cllr Ann Ironmonger 01433 631691 barncroftstables@gmail.com

TIBSHELF PARISH COUNCIL
VACANCY FOR PARISH CLERK/RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

Overview: Applications are invited for the position of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to manage the administration, personnel, resources and finances of Tibshelf Parish Council.

Tibshelf Parish is in the District of Bolsover, Derbyshire with proximity to Nottingham, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Mansfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield, and close to the M1 motorway. There are approximately 4000 electors in the parish. The Parish Council consists of 11 Councillors and currently has 10 members of staff, including the Clerk/R.FO. (4.5 full time equivalent).

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and forward-thinking individual who can manage and lead a small dedicated team, and work with Councillors, to actively promote the work of the council within the community. You will be able to work well with contractors and forge strong local partnerships alongside managing the statutory obligations of the council, including its financial responsibilities.

The Clerk is the Proper Officer to the Parish Council. Main duties include:

  • Attendance at meetings - held the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm, plus committee meetings
  • The preparation of meeting agendas and the taking of accurate minutes of Parish Council meetings
  • Keeping accurate financial records, banking, invoices and payment of accounts
  • Setting the council's budget, liaising with auditors, preparing end of year accounts
  • Acting on decisions and resolutions taken at council meetings
  • Dealing with correspondence from Councillors, members of the public and external organisations
  • Supervising the maintenance of, and updates to, the council's website.
  • Management of a Village Hall with charity status
  • Resources management including a cemetery, sportsground and pavilion, play area and allotments
  • Line management of 9 staff members.

Requirements: The successful applicant will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a positive 'can-do' attitude, combined with strong commercial and financial management and an understanding of charity law.

Note that a staffing review is pending once the clerk is in post to provide input to the process.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Good IT skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, Rialtas accountancy package, Sage payroll)
  • An understanding of basic accounting processes
  • An understanding of, and the ability to interpret, local government legislation
  • Ability to work independently and prioritise workload, and maintain political neutrality
  • A relevant qualification (C.I.L.C.A) or the willingness to work towards achieving this
  • Knowledge of the local area would also be an advantage.

Working arrangement: The job is predominantly office based. The post includes some evening meetings and occasional weekend work.

Part time 30 hours per week

Salary On the LC2 (above) scale, SCP 29-32 (32,910 - £35,745 pro-rata) with a one-point increment for CiLCA.

Closing Date: 1 August 2021 Interview Date: TBC

If you are interested in applying for a challenging, but rewarding post, working with an active Parish Council with a commitment to working for Tibshelf community, please contact Mark Scarborough, Communications & Projects Officer on cpo@tibshelfparishcouncil.gov.uk for an application pack, which includes a job description, person spec and application form. Application forms can also be downloaded from the Council's website www.tibshelfparishcouncil.gov.uk

If you require any further details or would like to discuss the post, please contact Mrs Susan Coldwell, Locum Parish Clerk/R.F.O. on 01773 875093

Clerk/RFO to Idridgehay, Alton and Ashleyhay Parish Council

Overview: Applications are invited for the post of Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer. Idridgehay, Alton and Ashleyhay Parish Council (IAA PC) covers the two parishes of Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay in the Ecclesbourne Valley on the rural western fringe of Amber Valley Borough Council with a population of around 375 electors. There are 7 members of the council – 5 for Idridgehay & Alton and 2 for Ashleyhay – meeting 6 times a year on the second Wednesday of the month. The precept - £5,392 for 2021-22 – is the council's only source of income.

Main duties include:

  • Preparation of meeting agendas and taking of minutes at council meetings
  • Keeping of accurate financial records, banking and payment of accounts
  • Setting the council's budget, liaising with auditors and preparation of end of year accounts and Annual Governance Report
  • Acting on decision and resolutions taken at council meetings
  • Acting as Trustees for 3 small local charities
  • Dealing with correspondence from Councillors, members of the public and external organisations
  • Maintaining the council's website ww.iaa-pc.org.uk

Requirements: The successful applicant will have:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good IT skills
  • An understanding of basic accounting processes
  • An ability to understand and interpret local government law
  • The ability to work on their own
  • A relevant CiLCA qualification (or willingness to work towards achieving this)
  • Knowledge of the parishes and surrounding area would be an advantage.

Training will be offered as appropriate.

Working arrangement: The job involves working flexibly from home for on average 4.5 hours a week with office allowance, expenses and council laptop.

Salary: Remuneration will be based on experience but within the NALC/SLCC Scale LC1 SCP 6-8.

Applications: To apply, please send a current CV plus a letter giving details of relevant experience and suitability for the job to parishclerk@iaa-pc.org.uk

Closing Date: 11 August 2021

Interview Date: 18 August 2021

Crich Parish Council - Vacancy for Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

Overview: Crich Parish Council has a vacancy for an enthusiastic Clerk & RFO who is capable of delivering an exceptional administrative and financial service to its 12 Councillors, the wider community of around 2,600 electors, and their families. This is a rewarding job, in which you will be instrumental in shaping and delivering services to the Parish.

Over the last few years the Council has overhauled the way it works, and is now underpinned with a solid administrative base, freeing it to be more proactive out in the local community. We have some exciting plans and opportunities to get involved in, and our retiring Clerk says we are a great bunch to work with!

Requirements: We are seeking someone who is CILCA qualified, or willing to working towards the qualification, with relevant experience, fantastic organisation skills and a keen attention to detail. As management and finance play a big role in the Clerk's duties, applicants should bring with them some practical, relevant experience of both, preferably gained from within Local Government. You will need a good standard of IT literacy, including Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as experience in using website management software.

You will be required to attend 11 Full Council Meetings a year held on the first Monday of each month at 7.30pm (moves to second Monday if a Bank Holiday, and no meeting in August), plus quarterly Finance Committee Meetings, and Staffing Sub-Committee Meetings held on Monday mornings. All meetings take place in Crich. The Council is the Sole Trustee of Crich Recreation Ground, a registered charity, and there is also an opportunity to provide a small amount of administrative support at the annual meeting.

Salary: LC2 points 24 – 28, starting at 24 points - £14.90 per hour.

Working arrangements: 23 hours per week including evening meetings, working from the Parish Council Office in Crich. Some working hours from home could be negotiated if required.

Applications: Further details including a role description, person specification and application form can be obtained by e-mailing our current Clerk, Carolyn Jennings: clerk@crich-pc.gov.uk. Carolyn will be available to assist with the handover, and applicants are welcome to contact her for an informal discussion on 01773 853928.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 22nd August. Interviews will be held week commencing 13th September. Handover of 3 days 29th November to 1st December 2021.

KILLAMARSH PARISH COUNCIL: PARISH CLERK /
RESPONSIBLE FINANCE OFFICER

Overview: Killamarsh Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk / RFO. This is a permanent post for 35 hours per week. The village of Killamarsh is situated in North East Derbyshire and adjoins the local council areas of Bolsover, Rotherham and Sheffield. The Parish is home to circa 10,000 residents and consists of 15 councillors and 5 members of staff, all of whom work hard to make the village a welcoming place to live and visit.

Main purpose of the Job: The Clerk / RFO is the Proper and most senior Officer to the Parish Council. The post holder will direct and deliver and have overall responsibility for all administrational requirements in relation to the Council finances, services and activities and execute all aspects of Council business. This will include (but is not limited to) attending meetings, minute taking, events management support, controlling statutory and financial records, and ensuring that all legal requirements are met within prescribed time limits.

The successful applicant will be a highly motivated and forward-thinking individual who can skilfully lead a collaborative team and promote the interests of the community by forging strong local partnerships. They will deliver the statutory obligations of the council, including its financial responsibilities. They must be an excellent communicator with a positive 'can-do' attitude, combined with strong commercial and financial management.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a good standard of education to GCSE level grades A – C or equivalent, a high level of literacy and numeracy, and will hold, or is studying towards the CiLCA qualification. The candidate will have had experience leading a strong administrative team and a good working legal knowledge of the statutory framework concerning the management and running of a Parish Council.

Working Arrangement: Reporting to the Council, you will work 35 hours per week, split over 5 days and includes some regular evening meetings and occasional weekend work. The job is office based, as the successful candidate will play a central role in linking the Parish Council to the community. The role will also provide access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Salary: LC3 Points 33 to 41 [£36,922 - £44,863] per annum, pro-rata

Application:

• To apply, please download the job application pack from the Parish Council website: www.killamarsh-pc.gov.uk

• Completed applications can be emailed to: parish.clerk@killamarsh-pc.gov.uk

• For an informal chat, please contact the Council Chairperson Cllr Steve Clough, on

07828 211725.

Closing Date: Midday, Wednesday 11th August 2021

Interview Date: To be confirmed

KILLAMARSH PARISH COUNCIL: DEPUTY PARISH CLERK

Overview: Killamarsh Parish Council has a vacancy for a Deputy Parish Clerk. This is a permanent post for 25 hours per week. The village of Killamarsh is situated in North East Derbyshire and adjoins the local council areas of Bolsover, Rotherham and Sheffield. The Parish is home to circa 10,000 residents and consists of 15 councillors and 5 members of staff, all of whom work hard to make the village a welcoming place to live and visit.

Main purpose of the Job: To manage and support all administration in relation to the Councils services and activities and to support the Clerk to the Council in the execution of all Council business to meet the Parish Council's statutory requirements. This will include attending meetings, minute taking, events management support, maintaining records, supporting the Parish Clerk with day-to-day management of the Council and ensuring that all legal requirements are complied with. To deputise for the Parish Clerk / Responsible Finance Officer (RFO) during their absence.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a good standard of education to GCSE level grades A – C or equivalent, a high level of literacy and numeracy, and will hold, or is studying towards the CiLCA qualification. The candidate will have a good legal knowledge of the statutory framework concerning the management and running of a Parish Council.

Working Arrangement: Reporting to the Parish Clerk you will work for a total of 25 hours per week, split over 5 days and includes some evening meetings, and occasional weekend work. The job is office based, as the successful candidate will play a central role in linking the Parish Council to the community. The role will also provide access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Salary: LC2 Points 18 to 32 [£24,982 to £35,745] per annum, pro-rata

Application:

  • To apply, please download the job application pack from the parish council website: www.killamarsh-pc.gov.uk
  • Completed applications should be emailed to: parish.clerk@killamarsh-pc.gov.uk
  • For an informal chat, please contact the Chair of Killamarsh Parish Council, Cllr Steve Clough on 07828 211725.

Closing Date: Midday, Wednesday 11th August 2021

Interview Date: To be confirmed