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HALLOW PARISH COUNCIL

Staff Vacancy 

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer 

Applications are invited for the position of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer for Hallow Parish Council. This is an immediate vacancy. 

This is a part time role for a total of approximately 38 hours per month, although actual hours are likely to vary, so the ability to be flexible is important.

The clerk’s duties will include: correspondence, preparation of agendas and minutes, annual budgets and audits, planning applications, procurement of equipment and services, PAYE returns and payroll, management of the Council’s employees, email and website, along with communications to and from councillors and members of the public, and the effective management and payment of contractors and suppliers. The clerk will also advise the Council on governance, ethical and procedural matters. 

The clerk will be expected to work closely and collaboratively with Councillors and parishioners, have a genuine interest, knowledge and commitment to Hallow parish affairs, and a desire to embrace the Council’s objective of making Hallow a better place to live. Good interpersonal skills, a service culture to make things happen, combined with a friendly can do attitude are essential. 

The clerk will be required to work from home, for which an allowance is payable, and also attend the Council’s scheduled monthly meetings, every month.

Candidates should ideally be CiCLA qualified. Alternatively, the clerk will be expected to work in their own time to achieve that qualification, in which case support in the form of course fees will be provided by the Council for training.

The salary will be payable on a pro rata basis in accordance with the national pay scales for Parish Clerks published by NALC (National Association of Local Councils). The starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications.

Information about Hallow Parish Council can be found at: www.hallow-pc.org.uk . 

A detailed job description and terms and conditions will be provided on request, by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Applications comprising a letter outlining relevant experience, why you believe you are suitable for the role, a detailed CV, and the date by when you would be able to commence employment should be submitted by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by the closing date of 17 June, 2019. Applications received after this date will not be considered. The Council will invite candidates shortlisted for interview on 19th June, 2019.

Hallow Parish Council is an equal opportunities employer.

 

ECKINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Eckington Parish Council

Applicants should have sound IT skills, experience in finance, the preparation of agendas for and accurate recording of minutes from meetings. The post includes management of the financial responsibilities of the council, including accounts, budget preparation and annual audit. Duties also include communicating with Parish Councillors, supervising the Parish Lengthsman and administering the Council's website and facebook page.

Previous experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential

The successful applicant will be expected to work from home on a flexible basis for an average of 8 hours per week to include attendance at the monthly evening Parish Council meetings.

Salary will be in accord with NALC recommended pay scale dependent upon experience and qualifications. In addition the Council will pay an agreed amount to defray the cost of home working and reimburse all expenses incurred in carrying out approved duties.

An application form and further information is available by contacting the current Clerk at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Closing date for the applications is 10th June with interviews week commencing 17th June.

CLENT PARISH COUNCIL

Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Clent Parish Council.

Clent Parish has around 500 households and the clerk’s duties will include correspondence, preparation of agendas and minutes, annual budgets and audits, email and website along with communications to and from councillors and the effective management and prompt payment of contractors and suppliers.

The clerk will be expected to work from home and attend the council’s scheduled monthly meetings, every third Monday in the month, for a total of 30 hours per month.

Support will be given for training towards qualification if required and the salary (pro rata) will be as per the national pay scales for Parish Clerks according to NALC (National Association of Local Councils) but will depend on experience.

Please contact the Chairman, Kevin Smith at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register your initial interest in this position. Kevin will be happy to provide further information about the post and answer any questions you might have.

WYTHALL PARISH COUNCIL

Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Wythall Parish Council.

Wythall Parish has an electorate of 9,500, being the largest parish council in the Bromsgrove area.

The Council’s expenditure budget for 2019/2020 is over £200,000 managed with an annual precept of £130,000.

The job holder will be expected to work from the Parish Council’s office Monday to Friday approximately 20 hours per week plus evening meetings. The remuneration is based on the national pay scale LC2, SCP 20 to 28 (£25,295 - £31,371 pro rata).

The council will support training and encourage obtaining the CiLCA qualification.

The Clerk will be expected to oversee the work of the Parish Council’s staff and contractors who work for the Council on a regular basis, including the Lengthsman and Grounds Maintenance Contractors.

We are looking for someone who appreciates the variety of work required of a Parish Council Clerk. The role requires competencies in:

Day to day accounts.

Project Management and asset management.

Managing Meetings and Committee Meetings, to include preparation of Agenda, taking minutes, issuing notices to attend.

Preparation of annual audit.

Responsibility for risk management and regular risk assessments.

Preparation of newsletters and social media interaction.

General office administration.

Regular interface with members of the public.

The council holds the Local Council Award Scheme Quality Award.

The job description and person specification documents will be supplied when an application form is requested by phone 01564 823149 or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

 

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Newsflash

New CiLCA Dates

Gill Lungley MILCM has arranged for the following dates for CiLCA sessions taking place at Bewdley Town Council 25(A) Load Street, Bewdley,DY12 2AE.

These sessions are £20 each and are payable direct to Gill, with no commitment for additional sessions.

28th May
18th June
16th July
10th September
1st October
23rd October

All sessions take place between 6:30pm and 8:30pm

To book a place please email gill@worcscalc.org.uk