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Headbourne Worthy Parish Council require a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Part-time (approx. 4 hrs per week), salary point 20 - 24 (depending on experience) on the Local Government Scale: £10.27 - £11.61 per hour.

Headbourne Worthy Parish Council is looking for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. 

The Parish Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and is under a statutory duty to carry out all functions required by law. The Clerk is totally responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its function as a Local Authority are carried out. The Clerk is expected to advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect of the Authority's activities and in particular to produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions. The Clerk will be the Responsible Financial Officer and responsible for all financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances.

The overall responsibilities of the RFO are for the maintenance of the proper financial records of the Council and for the prudent management and administration of its funds and finances.

This role is home-based, although you will be expected to attend Parish Council meetings, which are in the evenings, currently 7 per year but this will increase to 11 per year.  You will also be expected to be able to travel to/within the parish for site meetings, to put up notices etc.

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES

  • English GCE ‘O’ Level / GCSE or similar
  • Maths GCE ‘O’ Level / GCSE or similar
  • Able to manage financial matters: read and present management accounts
  • Administration experience with an organised approach.
  • Demonstrate initiative to solve problems.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of software.
  • Experience of updating a website.
  • Ability to work effectively on your own or in a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to build good relationships with Councillors.
  • Ability to communicate well with all sectors of the community with diplomacy.
  • Ability to provide objective advice to councillors in a timely and coherent manner.
  • Experience of protocol in meetings and taking minutes
  • Availability to attend evening Council meetings.
  • Able to visit the parish when necessary e.g. to put up notices on the noticeboards, meet contractors.

 

Closing date details:

31st October 2018

Contact person:

Please apply via email with your CV to the Chair of the Parish Council, Cllr Claire Welland, at clairew@headbourneworthy.org.uk.

Crondall require an Assistant Parish Clerk

Crondall Parish Council looks after two recreation areas, sports and play facilities as well as the Crondall Burial Ground. It is currently developing a Neighbourhood Plan and takes pride in supporting the many activities that take place in the Village.

Circa £5,382 per annum i.e. £11.50 per hour (negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience). Initially 9 hours per week, with the opportunity to move to more hours over time.

Working alongside the current Parish Clerk you will:

  • help maintain all the Parish Council’s services and facilities in good order
  • in liaison with Lead Councillors take day to day responsibility for the Burial Ground, Planning matters, Environment, Highways and traffic
  • act as deputy to the Parish Clerk, attending some Parish Council meetings
  • maintain and update the Parish Council Website and Facebook accounts
  • manage all Council ‘bookings’
  • provide an efficient, respectful and helpful resource for local residents and visitors
  • undertake training with a view to becoming the Crondall Parish Clerk (18 hours per week) within one year

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience of working in an administrative role, excellent customer service and IT skills and the confidence to deal with difficult/unexpected situations. Desirable attributes include good oral and written communication skills, an understanding of book-keeping, the initiative to seek solutions and a flexible “can do” approach.  Previous experience of work for a Parish Council would be advantageous.

Candidates must be willing and able to work from home and to work flexibly to meet the needs of the job, which will eventually include regular monthly evening meetings. Unless resident in Crondall, your own transport is a necessity.

 

Closing date details:

Closing Date: Midnight, Friday 26 October 2018

Contact person:

For further information and an Application Form (CVs on their own are not accepted) please e-mail clerk@crondall-pc.gov.uk

Church Crookham require a Community Centre Officer

A varied and interesting role which includes handling queries and dealing with the public, ensure smooth running of activities in the centre including managing bookings, strong marketing skills to produce newsletters and promote the centre and events, use of social media to highlight Parish Council activities including updating the website, managing the maintenance schedule for the centre and health and safety issues.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you -  

  • have a proven customer service background  
  • have strong computer, administration and marketing skills 
  • are self-motivated  
  • are team orientated and able to offer flexibility 
  • like contributing to the local community 

This is a part-time position working alongside Parish Council staff in the community centre in Church Crookham.

Currently the hours are 25 per week @ £9.81 per hour.  
 
For more information and a copy of the full job description please  

Contact the Clerk  or view the vacancies page on the Parish Council website.

Interested candidates should send a C.V. with a covering letter addressed to the Parish Clerk to explain how your skills will meet the various aspects of the role. 

Closing date details:

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Friday 5th October 2018.  

Interviews to take place on the 15th and 16th October 2018.  

Candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide a marketing  

advert for a community event. Details to be confirmed. 

 

Contact person:

Mrs C Inglis (Parish Clerk)  
Church Crookham Parish Council 
Church Crookham Community Centre,
 

Boyce Road, Church Crookham, GU52 8AQ 

Email: clerk@churchcrookham.org.uk 

Yateley Town Council requires a Town Clerk & RFO

SCP 46 – 48 (currently £41,846 to £43,757)

This is an exciting opportunity to lead one of the larger Town Councils in Hampshire. With 13 Councillors covering 5 Committees and a staff team of 12, there is a balance between process driven Committee and policy work, and creative community and team leadership tasks.

Yateley has a population of approximately 22,000. It is situated in the north east corner of Hampshire and acquired the status of a town in January 1975. It covers an area of 2,722 acres stretching northwards from the A30 to the River Blackwater, which forms the county boundary with Berkshire. The town includes the areas of Darby Green, Frogmore and part of Blackwater.

The Council runs four community buildings, nine play areas, various open spaces and sports facilities, Heathlands cemetery, and Swan Lake nature reserve and allotments. The Council is a key partner in local events including Civic Day, Community Picnic and Older Persons’ Day. The Council is also a key partner on local groups including the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, Yelabus, Vision for Youth and the Yateley Older Person’s Network.

This is a real opportunity for an experienced, dynamic and innovative individual who will pragmatically seek to meet the aspirations of the Council.

You will need to be able to provide strong leadership and build a wide range of positive working relationships with councillors, staff and partner organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors.  

You may be an experienced and qualified Clerk, or you may have a successful track record elsewhere in Local Government or a legal or finance background in the commercial/private sector and are prepared to quickly qualify as a Town Clerk.

Like all Town Councils, Yateley will face its budgetary pressures and rising demand for services. It is therefore essential that you have the vision to provide advice and strategic direction which will lead the Town Council through exciting times of challenge and opportunity in the future. 

Closing date details:

9.00am 29th October 2018

Contact person:

Application details can be found here

Interviews will be held on 13 November 2018. Successful applicants will be contacted by 05 November 2018. If you do not hear from us by this date your application has not been successful.