UTTOXETER RURAL PARISH COUNCIL
has a vacancy for a
Approx 24 hours per month (to be worked flexibly from home).
Salary in accordance with The NJC for Local Government Services Scale LC1.
The Parish Council serves a very large rural area that borders the south west and north borders of the Uttoxeter Town Council Parish with approx. 1250 electors and an annual precept of £9,100.
We are now seeking a new Clerk to the Parish Council who will act as the Proper Officer of the Council, and be responsible for carrying out the business of the Council in connection with its function as a Local Authority. The appointment will take effect from 1st December 2014.
The Clerk organises and attends monthly Parish Council meetings which are held in the evening, currently on the first Tuesday of each month for 10 months of the year. The post holder is responsible for the preparation of the agenda and minutes and handling correspondence. In addition, as the Responsible Financial Officer, the Clerk is required to prepare the annual budget, arrange the payment of accounts, monitor and balance the Council’s accounts and prepare records for audit purposes and VAT. The Council also has contracts for services for the maintenance of public areas and a lengthman’s agreement with Staffordshire County Council.
Applicants should have experience of committee work, minute-taking and keeping financial records. The successful candidate will also have experience of successfully working to deadlines and of organising a varied workload, have excellent written and oral communication and good IT skills, be able to liaise with contractors and outside bodies.. An interest in community matters is essential and experience of local authority administration would be a major advantage.
Applicants should be able to work flexibly to respond to issues as they arise and should live within easy travelling distance of the village.
On appointment, the new Clerk will be required, with the support of the Parish Council, to undertake relevant training, to obtain the CiLCA qualification if not already held, although this is njot necessarily a requirement of the post.
To obtain a job description, please contact the existing Clerk, Malcolm Bagguley, on 01782 324604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be in the form of a CV, detailing all relevant employment, qualifications and experience, with an accompanying letter. All applications should be emailed to Malcolm Bagguley at email@example.com.
RUGELEY TOWN COUNCIL
TOWN CLERK MATERNITY COVER
Rugeley is a market town situated in the County of Staffordshire and within the Cannock Chase District. It is between the towns of Stafford, Cannock and Lichfield.
The Town Council is looking for Maternity Cover for the Town Clerk/RFO for currently up to 6 months. Salary and Hours are open to negotiation.
Please contact the Assistant Town Clerk with any queries on 01889 574074 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please apply by sending in CV’s by 10am Wednesday 15 October 2014 to email@example.com
WOORE PARISH COUNCIL
Woore Parish Council serves an area in north east Shropshire that shares a boundary with the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme. The Parish Council is seeking to appoint a new Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, on the departure of the current post holder. The post will be available from January 2015.
The Council is seeking an enthusiastic person with experience in administration, with good communication skills. Some evening work is required, and knowledge of servicing meetings and carrying out resulting actions will be needed. Good IT skills and sound financial accounting experience is essential. Previous council experience will be beneficial.
The successful applicant will be:
- able to deal with a varied range of situations and demands.
- expected to hold, or be prepared to work towards completion of, the Certificate of Local Council Administration or the Certificate in Higher Education in Local Policy, to enable the Council to work towards Quality Status.
- responsible for drafting and circulating our agenda, taking minutes for evening meetings, held normally every month, and for all correspondence and liaising with contractors.
The post is part-time at 39 hours per month and the conditions of employment and remuneration are based upon the National Association of Local Council’s salary recommendations, dependent on qualifications and experience. There is no office provided, and you are expected to work from home, but the Council will supply computing and printing facilities, together with Council files, which you will need space to store.
Please send your completed Application Form and a covering letter setting out your reasons for applying for this post and what you would bring to the role
To: Cllr S N Clifford
Chairman, Woore Parish Council
Cherry Tree Lane
Application Forms can also be found on the Parish Council website – www.wooreparishcouncil.org under the “Vacancies” section, or requested from the Chairman as above.
Closing date for completed applications – 31st October 2014