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Vacancy for new Clerk - Shedfield Parish Council

We are looking for a full time Clerk (part-time considered) working from the Shedfield Office.  This will include an average of one evening meeting per month, usually on a Monday. 
 
Overall Responsibilities
 
The Clerk to the Parish Council will be the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority's Proper Officer.  The Clerk will be totally responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its function as a Local Authority are carried out.  The Clerk will be 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 person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required.  The Clerk will also be responsible for managing various contractors and projects as they arise.  You will be working with the Responsible Finance Office and Planning and Projects Officer. 
 
Qualifications 
 
Word and Excel experience is essential; Book Keeping experience advantageous.  Previous local government experience and ability to update website is desirable.  Good English language and communication skills are essential.  CiLCA qualified preferred (or training towards qualification). 
 
Salary based on NJC salary. 

Closing date details:

Applications, including CV, to be emailed to clerk@shedfieldparishcouncil.org.uk no later than Friday 31 January 2020

Contact person:

Shedfield Parish Office, Upper Church Road, Shedfield, Southampton, Hampshire SO32 2JB

Telephone: 01329 830060    

Mobile: 07918 623009

Email: clerk@shedfieldparishcouncil.org.uk

Website: www.shedfieldparishcouncil.org.uk 
 

Estate Warden - Horndean Parish Council

Horndean Parish Council is responsible for managing and maintaining 60 hectares of public land. We are currently recruiting a full time permanent member of staff with horticultural and grounds maintenance experience. The majority of the land is managed for nature conservation and public access, including four Local Nature Reserves and one Site of Special Scientific Interest. The remaining area includes parks, flower beds, play areas, sports facilities and amenity grassland, all of which are highly valued by local residents.

Duties associated with the role will include tree and hedge maintenance, re-stocking and managing shrub, flower beds and hanging baskets, as well as other routine grounds maintenance tasks.  The role includes the management of the nature reserves with brush cutting, scrub clearance and tree maintenance.

We are looking for applicants who possess a practical skills base, be physically capable of undertaking all duties connected with the role and be able to work effectively, either using your own initiative or within a team.  The post holder will take pride in their work, completing tasks to a high standard and hold a full driving licence.

Ideal applicant will be a good communicator and have in-depth knowledge of nature conservation and countryside management, as well as experience of managing public amenity areas.

Closing date details:

Closing date for Applications:      5th February 2020 (No CV’s will be accepted, application form only).

Contact person:

For more information and to view a full job description and person specification, please visit the Horndean Parish Council website at www.horndeanpc-hants.gov.uk

Alternatively call Carla Baverstock-Jones – Chief Officer on 02392 597766 or email carla.baverstock-Jones@horndeanpc-hants.gov.uk

West End Parish Council - Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

West End Parish Council is seeking to appoint a forward-thinking Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer, full Time (37 hours per week) who can manage the Council’s statutory requirements as its Proper Officer, lead its staff team (currently 31) and promote the interests and development of West End. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, with a ‘can do’ attitude. Strong leadership qualities are essential in order to help the Council develop strategically.

As Responsible Finance Officer for the Parish Council, the successful candidate will have a proven track record in financial management.

Ideally the successful candidate will be a qualified Clerk or prepared to study for and attain the CiLCA qualification and be able to demonstrate knowledge of local government procedures, finance and law, and have the ability to work independently and effectively with good IT skills.

Whilst most of the job will be office-based during the week, there is a need to attend events outside of your normal office working hours including occasional weekends.  There will be a requirement to work evenings to accommodate scheduled Council and Committee meetings, which the postholder will be responsible for clerking, although a colleague may be present to take the minutes.

Salary :  WEPC Scale 8 SCP 31-34  (£31,447 - £36,947) p.a. depending on experience, plus LGPS pension scheme

Closing date details:

Closing date for applications:  Tuesday 4th February 2020

Interviews will be held during week commencing :   Monday 17th February 2020

Contact person:

For job description, person specification and application form, or for more information,  please contact Laura Cooke, Clerk to West End Parish Council – tel. 023 80462371, e-mail:  Laura.Cooke@westend-pc.go.uk

Bentley Parish Council - Vacancy for new Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

We are looking for a new Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer for Bentley Parish Council. The position is part time, working for 20 hours a week and a Parish Council evening meeting once per month. The role will initially involve working from home but we are planning to take up an office in the Bentley Memorial Hall in the near future.  

Overall Responsibilities 

The Clerk to the Parish Council will be the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority's Proper Officer. The Clerk will be totally responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its function as a Local Authority are carried out. The Clerk will be 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 person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required. The Clerk will be the Responsible Financial Officer and responsible for all financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances. Also the Clerk will be responsible for managing various contractors and projects as they arise. 

 
Qualifications 

Word, Excel and Book Keeping experience is essential, previous local government experience and ability to update website is desirable.  Good English language and communication skills are essential. CiLCA qualified preferred (or training towards qualification) 
 
Salary subject to experience from £25,000 pro rata. Pension scheme, mobile telephone, laptop computer and home allowance also provided. 
 

Closing date details:

Please send CV and covering letter detailing relevant skills and experience which you can bring to the role:

Bentley Parish Council, Bentley Memorial Hall, Bentley, GU10 5NB or email clerk@bentleyparishcouncil.co.uk  

To be received no later than Friday 25th January 2020.

Contact person:

Full details of job description will be published on www.bentleyparishcouncil.co.uk