Winster Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Overview: Winster Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. This is a permanent post for approx 25 hours per month. The village of Winster is situated in the Derbyshire Dales and is home to approximately 700 residents. The Parish Council consists of 8 councillors and 2 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 post holder will direct, deliver and have overall responsibility for all administrative requirements in relation to the Council, including the execution of all aspects of Council business, finances, and services. 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 work within 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, both written and verbal, 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, good IT skills and will hold, or be willing to work towards the CiLCA qualification. The candidate will have or need to develop a good working legal knowledge of the statutory framework concerning the management and running of a Parish Council.

Reporting: To all Elected Councillors

Working Arrangement: Reporting to the Council, you will work approx. 25 hours per month which is flexible and home-based. This includes monthly in-parish evening meetings and a quarterly Finance Committee meeting. The role will also provide access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Hours: This is a part time role of 25 hours per month with some flexibility in the working of those hours. However, some evening work will be required.

Salary:LC2 scale points 25-28 (currently £15.37 - £16.75) if CiLCA qualified, LC2 24 – 28 (£14.90 - £16.75) without CiLCA qualification, pro-rata.

Location: Winster, although home working is necessary outside committee meetings.

Closing date: Friday 29th October 2021

Interview date: Friday 5th November 2021

Further information and application: Should you wish to discuss this role further Please contact David Frederickson, Chair of the Parish Council, by emailing davidfrederickson99@gmail.com

TIBSHELF PARISH COUNCIL
VACANCY FOR PARISH CLERK/RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

Overview: 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 9 staff members (4.5 FTE).

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 must 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 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. The job is predominantly office based.

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.

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

Requirements: The successful applicant will have:

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Good IT skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, Railtas, 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 (CiLCA) or the willingness to work towards achieving this

Knowledge of the local area would also be an advantage.

Working arrangement: Full time - 37 hours per week. The post includes some evening meetings and occasional weekend work.

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

Closing Date: 3rd November 2021 Interview Date: 19th November 2021

Applications: 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 cpo@tibshelfparishcouncil.qov.uk for an application pack, which includes a job description, person spec and application form. Application packs can also be downloaded from the Council's website — https://tibshelfparishcouncil.gov.uk. If you require any further details or would like to discuss the post please contact, Susan Coldwell, Locum Parish Clerk on 01773 875093.

Stanton by Dale Parish Council - Clerk & RFO vacancy

Overview: Stanton-by-Dale is a vibrant community of just 500 people situated at the heart of the Erewash green belt. The parish council comprises of five relatively new but very enthusiastic members who are dedicated to making a difference to their community while dealing with the many threats and challenges facing a picturesque rural village in the heart of the industrial Midlands. Our meetings are inclusive, welcoming, scrupulously polite and not without a touch of humour when appropriate, all things that make our task easier and more productive. Beyond the formal requirements listed below we are looking for an experienced, knowledgeable and personable clerk who can fit easily into our team and guide us through the complexities of the local government maze. In doing so you will provide us with the freedom to concentrate on the most important task – tackling the day-to-day concerns and issues of the residents we represent.

Main Duties Include: • Attendance at meetings – held on the first Thursday of each month at Stanton by Dale Village Hall • 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 and preparing end of year accounts • Acting on decisions and resolutions taken at council meetings • Dealing with correspondence from Councillors, members of public and external organisations • Maintaining the council website (full training available) • Management of a village hall

Requirements: You will be an experienced, competent and forward-looking Clerk who enjoys providing all the legal and financial support needed by a parish council. Ideally, you will be CILCA qualified, or willing to work towards this qualification within 6-12 moths of appointment. You will be personable, outgoing and enjoy engaging with people in the community, with councillors and staff and have excellent written and oral communication skills. You will be computer literate to a good standard to deal with all office correspondence online and raising the parish council profile through their website and Facebook page. Knowledge of the legal framework for the operation of parish councils is essential. You will be numerate and have experience of book-keeping and/or accounts; and be able to manage all the financial transactions of Stanton by Dale Parish Council. You will also be responsible for one other member of staff who is employed by the Parish Council so some supervisory experience would be helpful. Experience of voluntary work and a strong commitment to local community would be an advantage.

Working arrangement: The role is expected to be fulfilled from your home, for which an allowance is paid and equipment provided. 25 hours per month including evening meetings though there is scope for this to be increased as per the requirements of the position.

Salary: LC2 SCP 25-28 £15.37-£16.75 per hour with CILCA qualification, SCP 24-28 £14.90 - £16.75 per hour without CILCA qualification (pay award pending). 6 months probationary period.

Closing date: Friday 29th October 2021, 12 noon

Interviews: w/c 8th November 2021

Applications: Further details can be obtained by e-mailing our current locum Clerk, Fiona Keppel-Spoor at clerk@stantonbydaleparishcouncil.org.uk who will be available to assist with the handover, and applicants are welcome to contact her for an informal discussion on 01332 793272