Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer Vacancy – Horsley Parish Council

Overview: The Clerk/RFO is the Proper Officer to the Parish Council and will have overall responsibility for all administrative and financial requirements in relation to Parish Council business. This will include preparing Agendas, Minute taking, writing reports, dealing with all correspondence, liaising with the general public and ensuring that all legal requirements are met within the prescribed time limits. They will control and deliver all statutory obligations of the Council, including its financial and audit responsibilities. This will include book-keeping, preparing and managing budgets as well as management of the website.

Requirements: The successful applicant will be a highly motivated and forward-thinking individual with a flexible and creative approach, who will promote the interests of the community by forging strong local partnerships. They will be an excellent communicator with a positive can-do attitude. The ideal candidate will have a good standard of education and a high level of literacy and numeracy and will hold or be prepared to study towards the CILCA qualification.

Working arrangement: This is a permanent position for 5 hours per week mainly working from home. Attendance at Council Meetings which are usually held on the third Monday of the month is required.

Salary: Grade LC1 Points 13 to 17 £11.97-£12.95 per hour.

Application: To apply please email your CV and covering letter stating why you would be suitable for the role to enquiries@horsleyparishcouncil.org.uk

Closing date: Monday 27 June

CALOW PARISH COUNCIL
CLERK/RESPONSIBLE FINANCIALOFFICER (PART TIME)

Overview: Calow Parish Council comprises 11 Councillors who generally meet on the fourth Monday of every month (except August). The Parish Council is responsible for several open spaces and a war memorial. As Parish Clerk and RFO, you will be responsible for the preparation of meeting agendas and taking accurate minutes for Council meetings, take action of resolutions passed by the Council, oversee the Parish Council's financial accounts and liaise with other authorities and outside bodies. Working closely with Parish Council Members you will be required to update and maintain the parish website. You will also be responsible for the line management of two part time employees and for the administration of payroll and HMRC payments.

Requirements: The Council is looking for someone with previous administrative experience and a real interest in serving the Parish community. Applicants should have good administration and communication skills, a good level of IT skills (Word and Excel), front-line customer service experience and have knowledge of financial accounting. The successful candidate will either have the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification or be prepared to obtain it.

Working arrangement: Working 10 hours a week from home, with attendance at council meetings also required.

The salary will be within the NALC/SLCC SCP 24-28 (£15.16 – £17.05) per hour dependent on experience.

Application: Please send your CV and supporting letter detailing experience and qualifications, along with details of two referees, to Mr A Anderson, Clerk to Calow Parish Council, 12 Nether Close, Wingerworth, Chesterfield S42 6UR or by email to calowparishcouncil@hotmail.com If you would like an informal confidential discussion regarding the vacancy please contact Adrian Anderson on 07740 018584 (after 6.00pm). A more detailed job description is available upon request.

Closing date for applications is Friday 29th July.

Clerk/RFO to Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay Parish Council

Overview: 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 - £5,931.20 for 2022-23 – 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.

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: Training will be offered as appropriate, and remuneration will be based on experience but within the NALC/SLCC Scale LC1 SCP 6-8.

Application: 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: 22 June 2022

Interview Date: w/c 27 June 2022

Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer Vacancy – Quarndon Parish Council

Overview: The Clerk/RFO is the Proper Officer to the Parish Council and will have overall responsibility for all administrative and financial requirements in relation to Parish Council business. This will include preparing agendas, minute taking, writing reports, dealing with all correspondence, liaising with the public and ensuring that all legal requirements are met within the prescribed time limits. They will control and deliver all statutory obligations of the Council including its financial and audit responsibilities. This will include book-keeping, preparing and managing budgets as well as providing advice to councillors.

The Parish Council is dynamic and has several active working groups. It is non-political. For more background, please see the Parish Council and Community website.

Requirements: The successful applicant will be a highly motivated and forward-thinking individual with a flexible and creative approach. They will be an excellent communicator with a positive can-do attitude. The ideal candidate will have a good standard of education and a high level of literacy and numeracy. An applicant, if not familiar with local government law, procedures and finance, would be expected to study towards the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification. Training will be offered as appropriate.

Working arrangement: This is a permanent position (and pensionable post) initially for 7 hours per week mainly working from home. Additional hours will be negotiated if necessary. Attendance at Council Meetings which are usually held on the fourth Monday evening of the month is required.

Salary: Grade LC1 Points 7 to 12 £10.63-£11.73 per hour dependent on experience and qualifications. The salary range and hours per week is currently being re-evaluated.

Application: For more information and/or to submit an application (CV and covering letter) please email clerk@quarndon-pc.gov.uk. Closing date is Thursday 30th June.

West Hallam Parish Council
Appointment of Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Overview: Following the resignation of its current Clerk, West Hallam Parish Council wishes to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

The Council comprises nine Parish Councillors and the Parish Council meets monthly throughout the year, normally on the second Monday evening of each month except bank holidays when it will be the following week, with no meeting taking place in August. The Council may be prepared to change its meeting day for the right candidate.

Requirements: The Council is ideally looking for someone with previous experience in this kind of role, with drive and enthusiasm and a real interest in serving and being involved in the local community. Add to this good administration, IT and communication skills and you could be the person we're looking for.

The Parish Council would support a suitable candidate in meeting necessary training requirements. Ideally, the candidate will be CiLCA qualified or willing to work towards this qualification once in post.

Working arrangement: This is a part time post (currently 40 hours per month, though could be negotiable) working mainly from home.

Attendance at some evening meetings is required.

The salary is expected to be within Local Council Scales LC2 scale (Spinal Column Points 18-23 pro-rata) depending upon experience – approximately £13.21 -£14.67 per hour - plus an allowance (currently £17.33 per month) for use of home as an office. A laptop will be provided and a 'mobile phone allowance will be made.

Application: To request an application/information pack please contact the Clerk by email: contact@westhallam-pc.org.uk or visit the Council's website: www.westhallam-pc.org.uk .

If you have any questions about the role you may contact the Clerk by email: contact@westhallam-pc.org.uk or Tel: 07986 740189. Alternatively you can email the Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Mrs Carol Hart, at carolhart19@btinternet.com .

Closing date: Applications deadline is midnight on 29 June 2022.

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.

Salary: 15 hours per week – LC2 SCP 24 to SCP 28 (£15.16 to £17.05 per hour) plus allowances according to experience. You would be employed by Etwall Parish Council.

A Job Description and Person Specification are available at https://etwall.org.uk/

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on 1st July 2022. Please apply via email to etwallparishcouncil@gmail.com 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.

Morley Parish Council - Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Overview: The Clerk/RFO is the Proper Officer to the Parish Council and will have overall responsibility for all administrative and financial requirements in relation to Parish Council business. This will include preparing Agendas, Minute taking, writing reports, dealing with all correspondence, liaising with the general public. and ensuring that all legal requirements are met within the prescribed time limits. They will control and deliver all statutory obligations of the Council, including its financial and audit responsibilities. This will include book-keeping, preparing and managing budgets as well as managing social media and the PC Website.

Requirements: The successful applicant will be a highly motivated and forward-thinking individual with a flexible and creative approach, who will promote the interests of the community by forging strong local partnerships. They will be an excellent communicator with a positive can-do attitude. The ideal candidate will have a good standard of education and a high level of literacy and numeracy and will hold or be prepared to study towards the CILCA qualification.

Working arrangement: This is a permanent position for 16 hours per month mainly working from home. Attendance at Council Meetings which are usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month is required.

Salary: Grade LC1 Points 13 to 17 £11.97-£12.95 per hour.

Application: To apply please email your CV and covering letter stating why you would be suitable for the role to clerk@morleyparishcouncil.org.uk by Monday 11th July 2022. For more information please contact: Cllr John Last on: 07860 867964