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Hook Parish Council - Vacancy for Parish Clerk

Hook Parish Council - Vacancy for Parish Clerk

Annual salary of £33,890 to £42,821 (pro-rata agreed hours), depending on experience and qualifications, plus contributory Pension Scheme.

Hook Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Parish Clerk to take over from the current appointee, who is retiring after 20 years with the Council.  Normally, the Parish will be based in the Parish Council Offices, which are part of the Community Centre in Hook. In addition to normal working hours, attendance is required at approximately 20 evening meetings per year (currently held virtually).

The Parish Clerk will support 12 Parish Councillors and manage a part-time team of four Admin. Officers to ensure efficient delivery of the Council’s services and facilities. The successful candidate will also be responsible for guiding Councillors in matters of Governance and Compliance.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and community – focused person with a ‘hands on’ style and demonstrable excellence in interpersonal, administrative, financial and IT skills.  As Hook Parish Council has the Power of Competence, the successful candidate will hold the CiLCA qualification or higher, with proven experience in the Parish or Town Council sector.

Hook is a growing community in North-East Hampshire, adjacent to J5 of the M3, with a population approaching 10,000 residents.  The Parish Council is active and forward-looking, providing a range of services and facilities that are valued by local people.  It has exciting plans for bringing forward new projects in the future and has an adopted Neighbourhood Plan.

Closing date details:

The closing date for receipt of applications is 6th May 2021.

Contact person:

For further information and a copy of the Role Profile, please contact Cllr. Dr Jane Worlock, Chairman of the Council, via chairman@hook.gov.uk

Hamble Parish Council - Vacancy for Resources Manager

Hamble Parish Council - Vacancy for Resources Manager

Vacancy from:  Immediate start

Hours:  37 per week

Salary: Up to £32,000 depending on qualifications and experience

We have an exciting opportunity for a Resources Manager and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) to join our team.  This is a senior role within our organisation having responsibility for its financial affairs and property portfolio.

Hamble is a vibrant, water-side village; familiar to many as a sailing destination but also a home and a workplace to people of all ages and interests. 

Hamble Parish Council is a small but ambitious organisation made up of 12 elected Members and a small staff team of 7.  Our ambition is to be a place that is:

  • Safe, healthy and clean, where people want to live and work
  • Friendly and caring, with a strong sense of community spirit
  • Welcoming and enjoyable for visitors and residents alike
  • Proud of its historic, geographical and natural assets

One of the key challenges facing the Council is the redevelopment of its Sports Pavilion at Mount Pleasant.  The ambition is to create a new and exciting facility to meet the needs of our community.

More information can be found on the Council’s website.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Act as the Responsible Finance Officer for all aspects of the Parish Council’s finances, maintaining good governance, accountability and transparency.
  • Manage the Councils assets and land portfolio
  • Provide leadership and management to the Grounds Team
  • Take responsibility for and develop and lead specific projects – including both assets and business processes
  • To deputise for the Clerk in their absence.
  • Ensure decisions of the Council are carried out in a timely manner.

Key requirements of the successful candidates

You will have experience in finance within a senior management role, ideally managing a property portfolio. Previous financial experience within local government is desirable.

You are also required to have proven organisational, administrative, managerial, communication and IT skills, together with extensive experience in finance and budget control.  You will need a commitment to public service and community focus, and the drive to help move the Council’s services forward in challenging times. Financial acumen will be essential as well the ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure and on your own initiative.

You will already hold an appropriate financial qualification or relevant equivalent experience.

Attendance at evening meetings will be a requirement.  Committee and Council meetings are currently held on Monday evenings with working group meetings held as and when required.

You will be based at the Parish Office where free parking is available. You may also be required to be based in one of the Council’s other facilities from time to time. You will be entitled to 22 days annual leave (plus a further 4 days after five years continuous service) per annum plus statutory public holidays. You will also be able to join a workplace pension scheme and benefit from an Employee Assistance Package. 

Closing date details:

The closing date for applications is 5pm 19th April 2021.

Interviews will be held on 13th & 14th May 2021.

Contact person:

For more information and a copy of full job description and person specification please contact:clerk@hamblepc.org.uk or www.hambleparishcouncil.gov.uk/.

Please send a CV and covering letter detailing why you are applying for the role and what your salary expectations are to hr@hampshirealc.org.uk

Hamble Parish Council - Vacancy for Operations Manager

Hamble Parish Council - Vacancy for Operations Manager

Vacancy from:  Immediate start

Hours: 25 hours per week

Salary: Up to £24,000 pro rata depending on qualifications and experience

We have an exciting opportunity for an Operations Manager to join our team.  This is a high-profile role within our organisation having responsibility for running the Parish Office and dealing with customers and residents.

Hamble is a vibrant, water-side village; familiar to many as a sailing destination but also a home and a workplace to people of all ages and interests. 

Hamble Parish Council is a small but ambitious organisation made up of 12 elected Members and a small staff team of 7.  Our ambition is to be a place that is:

  • Safe, healthy and clean, where people want to live and work
  • Friendly and caring, with a strong sense of community spirit
  • Welcoming and enjoyable for visitors and residents alike
  • Proud of its historic, geographical and natural assets

More information can be found on the Council’s website.

Role & Responsibilities

  • To provide a first-class service to residents, customers and stakeholders and support and help to the wider Parish Team.
  • Managing the allocation and/or bookings for the Dinghy Park, parking permits, allotments and the letting of playing pitches and pavilions.  To also deal with enquiries regarding the Councils Cemetery, Foreshore and Donkey Derby Field. 
  • Arrange meetings and events.
  • Ensure a range of advice materials and information are available via the office, website and social media.
  • Data inputting including in the accounts system.
  • Promoting the interests of the village and Hamble Parish Council.

Key requirements of the successful candidates

You must enjoy and be confident in meeting people and have experience in customer service and complaint handling, ideally in a public sector environment.  

You are also required to be highly organised, methodical with an attention for detail. To be confident in using Microsoft 365 and ideally with experience in creating and managing spreadsheets and producing high quality forms and written resources. 

Must be able to keep accurate records and be literate and numerate with a minimum of 5 GCSE’s including English and Maths or equivalent.

Good time management skills - ability to self-manage a varied work load with different priorities.

A reliable team player.

You will be based at the Parish Office where free parking is available. You may also be required to be based in one of the Council’s other facilities from time to time. You will be entitled to 22 days annual leave pro rata (plus a further 4 days after five years continuous service) per annum plus statutory public holidays. You will also be able to join a workplace pension scheme and benefit from an Employee Assistance Package. 

Closing date details:

The closing date for applications is 19th April 2021.  

Interviews will be held on 30th April 2021.

Contact person:

For more information and a copy of full job description and person specification please contact: Clerk@hamblepc.org.uk or www.hambleparishcouncil.gov.uk.

Please send a CV and covering letter detailing why you are applying for the role and what your salary expectations are to hr@hampshirealc.org.uk

Wallingford Town Council - Town Clerk

Wallingford Town Council is looking for a qualified clerk to join their team

DETAILS

Job Title: Town Clerk, Wallingford Town Council

Hours: 37, flexibility required

Salary: SCP 39-41, depending on qualifications and experience

SUMMARY

Wallingford Town Council is looking for a fully qualified and experienced town clerk to succeed the current clerk from June 2021, working alongside the Financial Officer and a small administrative and parks staff.

Wallingford is a small market town lying on the Thames in Oxfordshire, halfway between Oxford and Reading. It has a rich history, with  oversight of Saxon and Norman Scheduled Monuments and other heritage property. It is known for its community spirit and town events, especially its vibrant annual music festival, Bunkfest.

Its current population of around 8000 will increase in the next few years when two new housing developments are complete. Currently, the precept is £498,714.

 

The Town Clerk, as Proper Officer of the Council has overall responsibility for managing the operations of the Council and its facilities. The successful candidate will:

  • hold a minimum of a CiLCA qualification;
  • have proven experience in administration, a good understanding of local government and strong communication and IT skills;
  • be familiar with accounting practices in a supervisory role and have a record of proven, effective management of staff;
  • be able to demonstrate experience in project management, with a track record balancing multiple projects an advantage;

Salary between SCP 39 and SCP41 depending upon experience

Closing date details:

Application deadline:  Monday, 19 April, 5pm

Contact person:

For full details and an application pack contact the town clerk, townclerk@wallingfordtowncouncil.gov.uk 

Hyde Parish Council - Vacancy for Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Hyde Parish Council - Vacancy for Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

 

Hyde is a small rural parish with the majority of the properties within the New Forest National Park. There are seven enthusiastic Parish Councillors supporting the residents.Hyde Parish Council is seeking someone to take on the position of Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

The Clerk will be the sole employee of the Parish Council and work largely under his or her own initiative.

Location: Home (required to attend Parish Council meetings)

Hours: 10 per week

Salary range (between £10.86 - £11.53 per hour)
Commensurate with Experience and qualifications


Local Government experience and holding the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is desirable but not essential. Support and training will be offered.

The Clerk will support the Parish Councillors, provide guidance on compliance and legal matters, and manage the administrative and clerical functions of the Council. As the Responsible Financial Officer, he / she will manage the Parish Council’s finances. A laptop, printer and mobile telephone will be provided.

Duties include:

  • Supporting the chair by preparing agendas, taking minutes, noting decisions, follow ups and actions forward.
  • Tabling planning notices for discussion and dealing with the New Forest National Park Authority, Hampshire County Council and New Forest District Council.
  • Managing the finances of the Parish Council including preparing accounts, financial reports, controlling the Bank account, paying invoices, dealing with HMRC (VAT & PAYE), arranging insurance and audits, and overseeing the annual budget review and precept submissions.
  • Advising councillors on their statutory duties and that of the Council.
  • Supporting general village communications and website uploads.
  • Maintain a document repository for access by Parish Councillors.
  • Dealing with general correspondence and public notices.

Council meetings take place in the evening of the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Person Specification
Candidates must possess good attention to detail, have good communication skills (written and verbal), be competent in Zoom, and have a good working knowledge of IT systems. Candidates should have a proven understanding, or a willingness to engage in training to gain an understanding, of local government processes and remits. On-going training will be expected as necessary.

This is a varied and interesting position. Working part-time and largely on your own initiative, you will have the necessary flexibility to deliver high-quality responsive support to a team of energetic Parish Councillors and help enable them to support the village community.

Closing date details:

Closing date for applications:15 April 2021

Date for interviews to be arranged.

Contact person:

How to apply: Post or email a covering letter and a copy of your C.V to:

Miss Ann Sevier M.B.E
Chair of Hyde Parish Council
Blissford Dairy Farm, Blissford, Fordingbridge SP6 2JG

 

Email: ann.sevier@newforestnpa.gov.uk

The Chair is available to discuss the role on (01425) 653157

Ashurst and Colbury Parish Council – Vacancy for a Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Ashurst and Colbury Parish Council – Vacancy for a Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Parish Council are seeking to recruit a Parish Clerk/RFO to work 19 hours per week from home.

The parish of Ashurst and Colbury is situated on the eastern edge of the New Forest National Park. Ashurst is the ‘gateway’ village to the NFNP, it has a population of approx. 2100 and a precept of £44,100.

The Clerk/RFO is responsible for managing all areas of council business including advising Parish Councillors in all aspects of local governance and council finances. Experience in local council administration and accounts management is essential. The candidate should be well organised with good communication and IT skills, be motivated and confident with minute taking, dealing with correspondence and preparing a budget, and most importantly have integrity, discretion, objectivity and impartiality.
Full Council and Planning and Development Committee meetings are held every third Tuesday evening, with other committee meetings by arrangement.

The salary is negotiable (NJC Scales- SCP 14 £12.00 to SCP 28 £16.75) depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications will be welcomed from Clerks already in post at another council who may wish to take on a dual role.

This is an interesting and diverse role giving the applicant the opportunity to make new contacts and to work alongside other agencies in the surrounding area.

Closing date details:

The closing date for applications is 19 April 2021. Interviews will be held w/c 26 April 2021.

Contact person:

To register interest in this vacancy or for an informal discussion, please contact either the Clerk to Council, Helen Klaassen (email; parishclerk@ashurstandcolbury-pc.gov.uk - Tel: 07510 371440), or

The Chairman of the Parish Council, Cllr Caroline Hubbard (Email: c.hubbard@ashurstandcolbury-pc.gov.uk, -Tel: 02380 293369),
or download the Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification from
www.ashurstandcolbury-pc.gov.uk and return completed via email to: parishclerk@ashurstandcolbury-pc.gov.uk by the closing date of 19th April 2021.

Liss Parish Council - Vacancy for Responsible Financial Officer

Liss Parish Council - Vacancy for Responsible Financial Officer (Part-Time: 20 hrs)

An opportunity to join a small, energetic team driving new investment in a growing community.

Liss is a relatively large village with approx. 6,300 inhabitants and growing. The allocation in the Joint Core Strategy is 150 new homes for Liss, already in the process for delivery, and investment in infrastructure is likely to bring about opportunities for the Council in the next couple of years. Hence this is an exciting time to join this busy Council in which the work is varied and rewarding. The Parish Council manages three recreation grounds, the first section of the Riverside Walk, six allotment sites, a Village Hall and Pavilion.

The overall responsibilities of the Responsible Finance Officer (RFO) are the maintenance of the proper financial records of the Council and the prudent management and administration of its funds and finances. Ideally the appointee will have previous experience in the sector and sufficient financial experience to operate the Council’s new RBS Omega accounting system and manage the financial affairs of the Council. This will include drawing up an annual budget and precept request, the monthly salary run and pension payments, PAYE, HMRC, VAT and charity returns (three charities), process invoicing and payments, monthly bank reconciliations and year-end accounts in preparation for audit. The appointee will also require good interpersonal and communication skills – being able to communicate and work with councillors and the Clerk is key. The appointee will also need to have good analytical skills and strong accuracy and be organised and self-motivated to meet deadlines.

This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week.  At present, working from home (PC provided), but normally based at the Parish Office alongside the Clerk and Assistant Clerk. The Council also employs a groundsman, litter picker and two caretakers. The team is friendly and welcoming. As part of a small team, the postholder will need to be flexible in taking on other tasks as required, including project work where capacity allows and will need to be available to attend evening meetings (no more than approximately one per month). The hours of work can be worked on a flexible basis. A full job description is available on request. The salary will be SCP 18 (£24,982 p.a. pro rata) with the option of enrolling into the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Liss Parish Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date details:

The deadline for applications is Monday 12 April 2021.

Contact person:

For further information and/or job description please contact:

Sarah Smith, Parish Clerk - 01730 892823/ clerk-smith@lissparishcouncil.gov.uk

To apply please submit your CV with a personal statement explaining why you would like the role, the skills you would bring and what interests you about the role to Sarah Smith via the above e-mail address.

Witley Parish Council - Vacancy for Assistant Clerk

Witley Parish Council - Part time Assistant Clerk.  To start September 2021.

Witley Parish Council has a vacancy for a part-time Assistant Clerk.

The Parish Council is seeking to appoint a forward thinking and proactive Assistant Clerk to support the Clerk in undertaking the work of the Council and to work closely with Councillors, residents and other organisations.

The role is for 22 hours per week, which can be worked on a flexible basis (working pattern to be agreed on appointment) and includes attendance at evening meetings.  The Assistant Clerk will attend the Planning Committee meetings, as a minimum, which are held every three weeks on a Wednesday.  The responsibilities will be wide ranging, but will include preparing agendas, recording and writing minutes for meetings, all associated administrative work for the Planning Committee, project work, administering the allotment sites in Witley and Milford, managing cemetery bookings, monitoring the work of the grounds contractors, maintaining the website and acting as first point of contact for visitors to the office.

The successful applicant will have excellent computer skills and the ability to use email as a key tool of communication.  The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent administrative and communication skills as well as being able to plan and manage their workload to meet deadlines.  They will need to be proactive and motivated and able to demonstrate an ability to work constructively and accurately with a wide variety of stakeholders.  Previous experience in Local Government, although not essential, is desirable.

The salary range is SCP 24 to SCP 28 (£28,672 to £32,234 FTE), according to experience.  We are offering 21 days holiday (pro-rata) and membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Closing date details:

The closing date for applications is 16th April 2021 with an aim to interview during the week commencing 26th April 2021.  Applicants should note that the intended start date for this role will be September 2021.

Contact person:

To request a recruitment pack or to discuss the role further, please contact the Clerk at clerk@witley-pc.gov.uk or 01483 422044.

Completed applications should be emailed to the Clerk.