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Worcestershire County Association of Local Councils

Burford Parish Council

Burford Parish Council

Appointment of a Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer

 

A vacancy has occurred for a Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer to commence as soon as possible. For a varied position.

1. Candidates must be computer literate and have internet access.

2. Candidates ideally should have previous experience working as a parish clerk and /or knowledge of local Government, although training can be provided.

3. Candidates should be prepared to undertake continued development training throughout their period of employment and be prepared to study for the Certificate in Local Council Administration.

The clerk is responsible for preparing agendas, taking minutes, dealing with correspondence, liaising with contractors and local government officials, managing of the accounts to include keeping a cash book, bank reconciliations, preparing budgets, VAT returns, organising audits and the administration of the Parish Council Website.

The Clerk ensures correct procedures are followed and advice the Parish Council to ensure that it acts within its powers. The ability to communicate well at all levels is essential.

The salary is based on 8- 10 hours a week and will be calculated according to the National Joint Council rates dependent upon qualification and /or experience but will be within the range SCP 13-23, with mileage allowance. There may be

extra hours available for project work.

Attendance is required at the Parish Council Meetings held in the evenings at the Village Hall every 6 weeks on a Thursday at 7pm. Other extraordinary may be arranged as necessary throughout the year.

Please send CV and covering letter to:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for applications –11th March 2024

Clerk Vacancy- Bushley Parish Council

Bushley Parish Council

Vacancy – Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

A vacancy has arisen for a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to Bushley Parish Council to commence July 2024, due to the retirement of the outgoing Clerk. The position is for 25 hours per month, working from home, so good internet access is required. There is normally one meeting per month on the 4th Tuesday at 7pm at Bushley Village Hall.

The Clerk/RFO is responsible for preparing the agenda for meetings, taking minutes, dealing with correspondence (emails), managing accounts, overseeing a budget, VAT returns, PAYE, organising audits and keeping the website updated. A Laptop will be provided and you must be competent in the use of Microsoft Office 365.  Good communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.

The Clerk’s role also involves ensuring the Parish Council follows correct procedures and acts within its powers. Previous experience working as a Parish Clerk and/or knowledge of Local Government would be desirable, although training can be provided.

Salary is based on the NALC salary scales and will be dependent upon experience.

Closing date for applications 28th March 2024.

To discuss the position, or to request an application form, please contact the Clerk by Tel: 01684 293834. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clerk Vacancy Powick Parish Council

Powick Parish Council

Vacancy – Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

A vacancy has arisen for a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to Powick Parish Council to commence April/May 2024. The post is part-time (12 hours per week) to be worked flexibly, mostly from home. There is normally one meeting per month on the 1st Wednesday. Planning Committee starts at 7pm with the main meeting starting at 7.30pm at Powick Pavilion, off Hospital Lane, Powick.

The Clerk/RFO is responsible for preparing agendas, taking minutes, dealing with correspondence, liaising with contractors and local government officials. Duties include managing of accounts, preparing budgets, VAT returns, PAYE and organising audits. The Clerk ensures correct procedures are followed and advises the Parish Council to ensure it acts within its powers. Support for the emerging Neighbourhood Development Plan together with initial support for the Powick Hospital Lane Playing Field Committee will also be required. The ability to communicate at all levels is essential.

The successful applicant should be computer literate, have internet access and ideally should be CILCA qualified or willing to undertake the qualification. Previous experience working as a Parish Clerk and/or knowledge of Local Government would be highly desirable, although training can be provided. Candidates should be prepared to undertake continued development training throughout their period of employment.

The salary is based on 12 hours per week and will be calculated on the SLCC’s salary scales 2023/24. The salary range is LC2, range SCP 18 to 23 (pro rata £29,629-£32,076) depending on qualifications and experience.

For enquiries, please email the Chair, Andrew Lamb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Closing date for applications 29th February 2024.

Interviews will be held during March 2024.

Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer Vacancy - Belbroughton and Fairfield

BELBROUGHTON AND FAIRFIELD PARISH COUNCIL

CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCE OFFICER

Belbroughton and Fairfield Parish Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking, and proactive Parish Clerk and RFO to assist the council in achieving its targets and aspirations.  The Parish Clerk will have the responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out and will work actively with elected members to help develop existing services.

20 hours per week (including evening meetings)
A candidate can be expected to be appointed on the current NALC salary scale SCP 24 – 28, £33,024 – £36,648, pro rata, dependant on holding the appropriate qualifications and experience.  Salary negotiable for highly experienced and qualified candidates.

The successful candidate will be based at home but must be prepared to attend evening meetings when required.  The Council and Committees currently meet on the first and third Mondays of each month respectively.   Some work may require meeting representatives and contractors on site. 

The individual we appoint would be ideally qualified and hold the CiLCA qualification, however applicants who are willing to study towards, or are at present working towards this qualification, are welcome to apply.

Suitable applicants should be able to demonstrate confidence and proficiency within the necessary requirements: -

  1. Ability to manage correspondence for and on behalf of Belbroughton and Fairfield Parish Council, including incoming and outgoing email.
  2. Compliance in IT literacy, the Parish Council currently uses Windows 10 application together with Microsoft Word and Excel software packages, and other media platforms.
  • Be able to work effectively and independently.
  1. To be compliant in QuickBooks Software Accountancy Package or willing to learn. To manage a diverse range of working within the Parish Council accounts, such as, monthly financial reporting, budget preparation, managing the cash assets, property portfolio, presenting reports for Internal and External Audit, consolidating of invoices and payments, sending out invoices and receiving payment and making payments to the various bank accounts via on-line banking.
  2. Be able to prepare agendas and take accurate minutes to be posted on the Council’s website.
  3. Able to ensure that Belbroughton and Fairfield Parish Council are kept up to date, conform with current legislation and documentation.
  • The candidate will be expected to work from home and to work flexibility over 20 hours per week. Some extra could be included for specific projects and training.
  • To liaise with District and County Councillors and members as necessary.
  1. To liaise with the Parish Lengthsman and contractors as necessary including payments of invoices.
  2. To deal with and process planning applications on the Bromsgrove District Council Planning Portal.
  3. To respond to residents’ enquiries promptly and with courtesy.

Application forms and the full role specification can be obtained by emailing at belbroughtonandfairfield-pc.info. If you have any questions prior to applying, then please contact Simon Nock, Chairman on Tel: 07966 138298 to discuss the role in more detail.

Closing date for applications:         9th February 2024

Belbroughton and Fairfield Parish Council aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  See: (Equality and diversity policy)

 Appointments will be made on merit in a fair and transparent process. 

 

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Clerk Vacancy- South Lenches Parish Council

Advert for Clerk to South Lenches Parish Council.

A vacancy has arisen for the position of a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to South Lenches Parish Council due to the retirement of the outgoing Clerk. The successful applicant will be an employee of South Lenches Parish Council.

The position is for 7 hours per week, working from home, so good internet access is required. You must be able to attend six evening meetings of the Parish Council over the year; other meetings may be held if urgent matters arise. A Laptop will be provided and you must be competent in the use of Microsoft Office 365.  Good communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential as you will be dealing with the public and other outside bodies.

Your post will include preparing the agenda for meetings, taking minutes, dealing with correspondence (emails), managing accounts, overseeing a budget, management of ground maintenance contractors and keeping the website updated.

The Clerk’s role also involves ensuring the Parish Council follows procedures and acts within its powers. A background in Local Government is useful but full training will be given to the successful candidate.

Salary is based on the NALC salary scales and will be dependent upon experience.

To discuss the position, or to request an application form, please contact the Clerk by Tel: 07835620613. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for applications: 29th February 2024.

Committee Clerk Vacancy -Pershore Town Council

PERSHORE TOWN COUNCIL
Job Description
1. Post Title: Committee Clerk
2. Salary Grade: Scale Point 10 – £13.28 an hour
3. Hours of Work 8 hours a week to include evening meetings.
4. Responsible to: Town Clerk
5. Job Purpose: To support the running of Pershore Town Council Committees and activities.
6. Key Activities:

To support Pershore Town Council on the delivery of selected Councils meetings

Create agendas for selected Committees and Working Groups.

Create paper copies where necessary

Attend and produce minutes for each meeting

Ensure rooms are ready for Committee Meetings and Working Groups including refreshments, AV equipment and microphones

Post all Agendas, Minutes, and reports to the Pershore Town Council Website and notice board.

To assist with general administration tasks as directed by Town Clerk including filing; photocopying; typing letters, reports, and other forms of record-keeping if necessary.

To attend training courses as required.

Hours will be flexible but must include selected Committee meetings (usually a Thursday evening from 7pm. Minutes could be done remotely.

Location of work to be agreed but between Pershore Town Hall and home.

The undertake health and safety duties commensurate with the post and/or as detailed in the Council’s Health and Safety policy.

To deal with any other matters commensurate with the post which from time to time may be required.

The role requires excellent working relationships to be maintained with other members of staff, elected Members, other Councils, local organisations, groups and community members.
Other benefits include:
Enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme if criteria met
26 days holiday pro rata
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work of the position. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills.

Lengthsman Vacancy

‘HILL CROOME PARISH COUNCIL is seeking the services of a suitably qualified Lengthsman, to commence work on the new contract date at the end of March 2024.

The duties are as expressed in the County Council standard contact agreement,  especially in relation to the maintenance of, and reporting of issues of drainage and highway safety.

The current rate of remuneration is £20 per hour, with the candidate responsible for any equipment required.

Please contact the Clerk on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details or answers to any questions relating to the position.’

 

PARISH CLERK /RFO Dodderhill

Dodderhill is civil parish, near Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, located on the River Salwarpe. The parish is bisected by the M5 motorway, constructed in 1962. It is home to the Droitwich transmitting station in Wychbold. One of the earliest mentions of Dodderhill is of the Saxon Royal Palace recorded in the Saxon Charter of AD 692. There was once a Roman fort and later an Anglo-Saxon church. The parish church of St. Augustine’s, is on the hill overlooking Droitwich Spa, it was completed in 1220 and rebuilt in the 18th century.

Dodderhill Parish Council operates from the Wychbold Village Hall, School Road, Wychbold and its staff, and 13 Councillors are constantly striving to make the community a better place to live and to work.

You can find out more about Dodderhill via its website: https://dodderhillparishcouncil.co.uk/

Dodderhill Parish Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking and proactive Parish Clerk to continually improve the Council as well as ensuring good governance across all areas.

Salary within the NJC Scale Point 33 – 36 (£40478 - £42503 per annum) pro rata, depending on qualifications and experience. There is also enrolment in the Local Government Pension Scheme as well as an entitlement of 23 days holiday per year. We have flexible working arrangements as well as the ability to occasionally work from home, though attendance at meetings in person is preferred. The hours are 15 hours per week.

As we are seeking the right candidate for this post to start as soon as possible, Dodderhill Parish Council reserves the right to withdraw this job advertisement without prior notice.

Dodderhill Parish Council is located in north Worcestershire and has good links to the M5. It has several assets, functions and services which the Council are responsible for and directly manage.

As the Clerk, you will be leading a small team of office staff, namely an assistant to the Clerk, as well as managing a Lengthsman who maintains the Council’s facilities and paths.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience – a track record of service achievement and innovation, commitment to public service, be motivated, community focused, and possess sound managerial, communication and organisational skills.  Candidates should have a sound knowledge of local government law and procedures.

You will ensure that all legal, statutory, financial and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed, all Council meetings are properly administered, and decisions effectively implemented whilst developing healthy working partnerships with key local and regional bodies.

Suitably qualified (ideally with CiLCA – the Certificate in Local Council Administration or willing to work towards this qualification), highly motivated, enthusiastic and community focused, you will bring sound leadership, staff management, administrative, communication, IT, financial and organisational skills and be flexible in approach and able to meet deadlines.

Attendance at evening meetings and weekend events will be required, for which time off in lieu will be granted.

Dodderhill Parish Council is a progressive Parish Council,working towards ‘Quality’ status of The Local Council Award Scheme.

Access will be provided to a full training programme with Worcestershire Local Council’s Association and the Society of Local Council Clerks.

Memberships to professional bodies such as the Society of Local Council Clerks will be included.

If you have a genuine interest in helping our forward thinking and energetic Council develop and deliver timely, quality and innovative services to the local community, this post is ideal.

More information can be found in the Person Specification and Job Description.

Please contact the Chairman, Sue Howarth for an informal chat about the role via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The job description, person specification and application form can be found online below.

Please submit all applications via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for application: 23rd February 2024

Interviews will be held: week commencing: 11th March 2024

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