ETWALL PARISH COUNCIL:
Part-time Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Etwall Parish Council and its Associated Charities

Overview: Etwall Parish Council is well established and is looking to recruit an experienced person to carry out the duties of a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to support it in its day to day running.

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. You will be personable, patient, 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 disseminating information via the parish council's 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 be able to manage all the financial transactions of Etwall Parish Council including assisting with budget setting, budget reporting and preparation of year end accounts ready for audit.

You will also be responsible for three other members of staff who are also employed by the Parish Council so supervisory experience would be helpful. Good working knowledge of payroll and HMRC Basic Tools is essential.

Experience of voluntary work and a strong commitment to local community would be an advantage.

Working arrangement: This role is home based although attendance at evening meetings and regular visits to Etwall are essential. You would be employed by Etwall Parish Council. 15 hours per week.

Salary: SC7 to SC15 (£10.16 to £11.91 per hour) plus allowances according to experience

A Job Description and Person Specification are available at www.etwall.org.uk

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on 1st July 2020. Please apply via email to etwallpc@jimgardner.co.uk providing a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter showing how your previous experience and skills meet the needs of this role. Names and contact details of two referees are also required.

DUFFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
VACANCY FOR PARISH CLERK

Overview: Duffield Parish Council needs a driven and enthusiastic Parish Clerk to come and share its vision, drive and leadership. Working from the Parish Council's offices at Cemetery Lodge, Hazelwood Road, Duffield the Clerk will be responsible for achieving the vision of the Council.

Duffield Parish Council is responsible for maintaining the village Cemetery, Eyes Meadow and Gray Recreation Ground. The Council is committed to improving the lives of the residents of the Parish and is working toward achieving the aims and targets in the Duffield Village Action Plan.

The Clerk is the Proper Officer to the Parish Council. The Clerk's responsibilities include producing agendas and minutes for all Council meetings and committees, liaising with outside bodies, actioning the Council's decisions, managing staff and organising events.

The Clerk is responsible for the management of five staff (Assistant Clerk, Responsible Financial Officer, Office Apprentice, Village Warden and Grounds Worker).

Hours of work: The Clerk will be required to work 20 hours a week from the Parish Office, these hours include attending the Council's evening meetings.

Requirements: The ideal candidate would:

  • be familiar with local government law, procedures and finance
  • hold or be willing to work towards achieving the relevant qualifications (CiLCA)
  • have good organisational and interpersonal skills
  • A good knowledge of the parish of Duffield and surrounding area would be an advantage.

Rate of pay: Essential training will be provided as appropriate and remuneration will be based on experience, but within the LC2 SCP range 24-28 (currently £14.50-£16.31 per hour, pending pay review)

Closing Date: 4pm Thursday 25 June 2020

Shortlisting: 26 June 2020 and Interview Date: Tuesday 30 June 2020 or Wednesday 1 July 2020

For more information and application pack contact: Kath Gruber, Parish Clerk/RFO, Email: clerk@duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk Tel: 07595515154 or download the pack from the Council Website: www.duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk

For informal chat you can also contact Councillor Roger Harrison(Chair), Email: r.harrison@duffiedparishcouncil.gov.uk Tel: 07776201579

DUFFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
VACANCY FOR RESPONSIBLE FINANCE OFFICER (PART TIME)

Overview: Duffield Parish Council needs a driven and enthusiastic Responsible Finance Officer (RFO) to come and share their vision, drive and leadership. Working from the Parish Council's offices at Cemetery Lodge, Hazelwood Road, Duffield. This role will provide the Council with a top-quality finance service.

The post holder will be responsible for the day to day financial management of the Council, including data inputting, monitoring and producing Management Accounts, preparing records for audit purposes and VAT, Debtor and Creditor ledgers, the budget setting process, preparing reports to present to the Council, raising and payment of invoices, payroll and pension administration including year-end and HMRC returns. The RFO will carry out all the statutory functions ensuring the implementation of, and compliance with the Council's financial regulations. They will work closely with the Clerk advising councillors on finance matters, insurance and risk management strategy.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have the ability to use financial packages with training given on the Council's accounts package.

Local government/parish or town Council experience is an advantage but not essential as training will be provided. Excellent computer skills are essential.

The successful candidate should have:

  • a relevant financial qualification and excellent analytical skills
  • good organisation, interpersonal and computer skills
  • be familiar with local government procedures and finance

Hours of work: The RFO will be required to work 12 hours a week from the Parish Office. These hours include attending some of the Council's evening meetings.

Rate of Pay: Essential training will be provided as appropriate and remuneration will be based on experience, but within the LC2 SCP range 18-23 (currently £12.64-£14.03 per hour, pending pay review)

Closing Date: 4pm Thursday 25 June 2020

Shortlisting: 26 June 2020 and Interview Date: Tuesday 30 June 2020 or Wednesday 1 July 2020

For more information and application pack contact: Kath Gruber, Parish Clerk/RFO, Email: clerk@duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk Tel: 07595515154 or download the pack from the Council Website: www.duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk

For informal chat you can also contact Councillor Roger Harrison(Chair), Email: r.harrison@duffiedparishcouncil.gov.uk Tel: 07776201579