Brewood & Coven Parish Council
Vacancy for Clerk to the Council
SCP according to experience and qualifications
25 hours per week pro rata.
The Parish of Brewood & Coven is the largest in the District of South Staffordshire, covering some 12,500 acres. The Parish has a population of around 8,000 and comprises four distinctly separate villages and many small hamlets. The Council is currently a Quality Council, and consists of fifteen members.
Applications are invited for the post of Clerk to the Council. This is a part-time post, and includes core hours of 9.30am to 12.30pm.Twice monthly Council meetings take place in the evening, for which additional hours will be paid.
The post-holder will be the Council’s Legal and Responsible Financial Officer and should have experience of managing budgets, financial accounts, PAYE, minute-taking and correspondence. The successful applicant will be computer literate, will ideally have previous local government experience and will be expected to have, or be willing to work towards completion of the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA) or the Certificate of Higher Education in Local Policy, to enable the Council to retain its Quality Status. First class communication, initiative and interpersonal skills are required.
Part of the role will be to line-manage the Council’s employees, currently consisting of two part-time administrative assistants and five ancillary workers who maintain outside areas.
The conditions of employment and remuneration will be based on the National Association of Local Councils’ recommendations.
A job description, person specification, and an application form can be downloaded from our Parish Council website www.brewoodandcovenparish.org.uk .
Applications should be returned to the Chairman of Council, marked private and confidential by 12.00 noon on Friday 17th January 2014.
The Council welcomes informal discussions prior to your application. Please contact either:- Dr Richard Taylor (01902 850594 email@example.com) or
Mrs Jan Jeffries (01785 841156 firstname.lastname@example.org).