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Vacancies

Whitehill Town Clerk (Council Manager) & Responsible Financial Officer

Whitehill Town Council is seeking a dynamic, forward-looking town clerk, to be known as the Council Manager, to guide council as it works to support outside bodies and residents through a period of change as the town develops.  The role demands good leadership, self-motivation, administrative, financial and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, lateral thinking and an ability to forge strong partnerships. You will be determined that the council meets local government best practice standards and will ensure the efficient and effective implementation of council decisions. You will also ensure that the council is prepared for the future and maximises opportunities to serve the community by exploring new opportunities and accessing grants. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in senior administrative and financial management, and will ideally already hold qualified clerk status. 

 

Salary: starting salary of £39,782 - £47,896 (New SCP 37 - 45) with progression up to £52,869 (New SCP 49) for qualified, exceptional candidates, in line with the needs and development of the Town.

Pension: Local Government Pension Scheme

 

 

Closing date details:

Monday 18th November at 16:00

Contact person:

Email address: david.melsome@whitehilltowncouncil.gov.uk

Phone number: 01420-473123

Kingsley Parish Council - Parish Clerk Vacancy

Kingsley Parish Council are seeking a Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer who would be responsible for the day to day running of the Council including administration and financial management. Ideally, candidates will have previous experience as a Clerk or similar and will be competent at financial planning and control and meeting management.  The role will involve working from home with attendance at monthly parish council meetings (evenings) and other evening/daytime meetings from time to time.

The employment terms would be:  

  • The role is for 8 hours per week, with an option for overtime as required (paid at same hourly rate or time off in lieu). 
  • Salary is based on an hourly rate of up to £13.50
  • Other benefits include paid working from home allowance & mileage allowance
  • Pro-rata holiday allowance of 22 days per annum plus bank holidays

 

 

Closing date details:

8th November 2019

Contact person:

Please send covering letter/email and CV to parish.clerk@kingsleyparishcouncil.org or contact Jane Ives, Locum Clerk on 07736 682182 for further information.

Alton Town Council - Assistant Town Clerk Vacancy

Salary SCP 24 – 26 £27,905 - £29,636 (depending upon experience)

Alton Town Council is seeking a dynamic, experienced person with excellent attention to detail for the full-time post of Assistant Clerk.  The role is primarily a financial one, working with the Finance and Administration Manager to ensure the efficient day to day running of the Town Council’s accounts, with opportunities to undertake additional project work, particularly around capital projects where bid submissions are required to fund schemes.

The role requires a good knowledge of the processes and requirements needed to order to fulfil the Council’s financial obligations and compliance with legislation, ensuring sound budgets are prepared and the Council’s finances are properly accounted for. Experience in the Town and Parish Council sector and a good working knowledge of Governance and Accountability for Local Councils is highly desirous

Alton is the largest settlement within East Hampshire with around 20,000 residents. The council has a budget of around £1,200,000, has 15 employees and is responsible for over 71 hectares of public open space.  It owns and manages allotments, play areas, Christmas lights, floral displays, street furniture and a small portfolio of residential and commercial properties and community buildings. It undertakes a full public events programme throughout the year and is currently developing a climate change strategy as well as becoming increasingly involved in progressing a health and wellbeing programme for the Town.

The Assistant Clerk role has scope for further career progression in time  

This is an interesting and challenging post, for which you should possess strong interpersonal skills, with a proven track record in administrative & financial roles

The successful applicant will hold an accounting qualification or the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA) or other recognised qualification in local government administration.


If you have the necessary expertise, experience and enthusiasm for this rewarding position, a Job Description and Person Specification can be found by following the link

http://www.alton.gov.uk/Vacancies_6362.aspx

Closing date details:

Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday 28th October 2019. Interviews will be held on the Thursday 7th and Friday 8th November with a proposed start date of early January 2020

Contact person:

Please send your cv with a covering letter to: Town Clerk, Alton Town Council, Town Hall, Market Square, Alton GU34 1HD or via e-mail to townclerk@alton.gov.uk

Purley On Thames, Berkshire - Parish Clerk Vacancy

Clerk to the Parish Council/Responsible Officer

At Purley on Thames Parish Council:

 

Salary Range NJC spinal column points 18-22 depending on experience plus Local Government pension scheme.

24 hours per week equates to an annual salary of £15,971-£17,071.   Evening meeting attendance is required approximately 20 times per year.

 

 

Purley on Thames Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Parish Clerk.  Ideally, you will be a qualified Parish Clerk or have experience of working in a Local Council or similar and be willing, if necessary, to obtain the CiLCA qualification. Managing a part-time team of two you will deliver the Council’s services, facilities and finances.

 

You will need to be enthusiastic, flexible and community-focused with a “hands on” style and sound administrative, inter-personal, finance and IT skills in order to work successfully with councillors, external organisations, stakeholders and the community.

 

Purley is a vibrant community.  The Parish Council is active and forward-looking, effective and well-liked by the community it serves.

 

 

 

Closing date details:

Closing date for applications is Monday 28th October 2019

Contact person:

For a full recruitment pack and application form, please contact

Christine Lamb, the present Clerk:

Phone:  0118 984 4507

Or e-mail: clerk@purleyonthames-pc.org.uk

Whitchurch On Thames, Berkshire - Parish Clerk Vacancy

Location: Work from home except for monthly Council meetings, the second Thursday of each month and periodic visits to the village as required including Village Hall and new Pavilion team meetings.

Hours: 8 hours per week, average of 35 hrs per month.

Salary is expected to be in the region of £300 to £500 per month, depending on previous experience, plus expenses.

The Parish Council seeks to employ a home-based, part-time parish clerk. The successful applicant will have to organise monthly parish council meetings, support parish councillors and maintain accounts including those of the village hall and new pavilion teams. A full list of responsibilities is available on request.

Qualities

- Previous Clerk experience preferred - Strong administrative skills
- Experience with financial packages - Proficient with MS Word and Excel.

- Knowledge of and passion for parish council related local issues.

- Strong interpersonal skills to work with the team of councillors, stakeholders in the village, as well as representatives from the Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) and South Oxfordshire District Council.

 

Closing date details:

31st October 2019 

Contact person:

Please email your CV and a covering letter to the Chair, Cllr. Jim Donahue, cllrdonahue.whitchurchonthames@gmail.com.