Hope with Aston Parish Council

Overview: We have a vacancy for the combined post of Clerk to the Parish Council and Responsible Financial Officer. Could this be you? Ideally you will have some previous experience in this specific kind of role, but there are opportunities for training and development in post. A desire to serve the local community is what we are looking for to support the effectiveness and connection the Parish Council has with local people. You will be a good administrator with good IT and communication skills. The Council is comprised of nine councillors.

Requirements: Ideally, you will be CiLCA-qualified or willing to work towards this qualification once in post.

Working arrangement: The role is for 5 hours per week, working mainly from home, but with attendance at evening meetings required, typically once per month.

The salary would be within Local Council grades SCP 7-12 depending upon experience – i.e. £10.63-£11.73 per hour - plus an allowance for the use of home as an office. A laptop will be provided.

Application: To request more details, please contact the Parish Clerk, at clerk@hopewithastonparishcouncil.co.uk

Closing date October 31st.

Duffield Parish Council


Overview Following the untimely death of our Parish Clerk Jane Terry, a vacancy for a new Parish Clerk has become available. Duffield Parish Council needs a driven and enthusiastic Parish Clerk. 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's 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, supervision of and liaison with the Council's Responsible Financial Officer, managing staff and organising events.

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

Requirements The ideal candidate would:

• be familiar with local government law, procedures and finance

• Have some previous Clerking or local government administration experience

• 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.

Working arrangements The Clerk will be required to work 20 hours a week from the Parish Office (part of the hours could be worked remotely to be agreed with the Council). These hours include attending the Council's evening meetings (1- 2 per month on average, usually held 7pm Wednesdays).

Salary Essential Training will be provided as appropriate and remuneration will be based on experience, but within the LC2 substantive benchmark range NALC/new SCP range 24-28 (currently £15.16-£17.05 per hour).


To apply, please visit the Parish Council website: https://www.duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk/vacancies.html If you have any questions about the role please contact Roger Harrison, Parish Council Chairman at r.harrison@duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk . Shortlisting 18th October 2022 and Interview Dates Monday 24th – 27th October 2022

Deadline Closing Date: 4pm Thursday 13th October 2022

Wessington Parish Council

Overview: Applications are invited for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Wessington Parish Council. The post is to provide professional support in all aspects of the Council's work. There will be a full handover of duties and training and support will be provided to the successful applicant to help them carry out the post

Requirements: Previous experience as a Clerk is required. You will need to be computer literate, and competent in administration and basic bookkeeping. Also, be able to demonstrate good time management, organisational and communication skills. The hours of work are flexible, mainly from your home, but also attending evening meetings in Wessington. The Council normally meets every 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Working arrangement: The hours of work will be 30 each calendar month. There will also be an allowance for use of telephone, internet and use of home as office.

The salary: Salary will be at NJC LC1 SCP 13 – 17 pro rata commencing at £11.97 per hour, depending upon experience.

Application: Apply via covering letter and Curriculum Vitae, with the details of two people who can be contacted for references, please state whether, or not, they can be contacted prior to the interview process. Applications should be returned either by email to: wessingtonparishcouncil@hotmail.com or by post to:

Wessington Parish Council, 12 Nether Close, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 6UR

Please mark the envelope "Parish Clerk Vacancy"

To request more details and a full job description, please contact the Parish Clerk, at wessingtonparishcouncil@hotmail.com

Closing date: 17th October 2022