Job Vacancies

CURRENT VACANCIES –  

NORMANBY-BY-SPITAL PARISH COUNCIL

Appointment of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

A part-time Clerk is required – average 20 hours per month, salary depending on experience and qualifications.

Applicants need to be self-motivated, organised, have good communication skills, have good IT and Social Media skills, and be prepared to attend training sessions.

Together with the adjacent village (Owmby by Spital) who share the responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery and Community Park, there needs to be good communication between the two Parishes.

The Basic Duties of the Clerk:

Prepare the agendas, attend meetings either virtual or in a meeting room, prepare the minutes and implement any decisions agreed by the Council

Maintain and keep the website up to date

Ensure that the statutory and other provisions governing the administration of the Council and its affairs are complied with, including adhering to the Standing Orders.

The Basic Duties of the Responsible Financial Officer:

Prepare a financial statement for each financial year for the Council and the public

Submit the Precept annually

Arrange for an Internal Auditor

Claim back VAT on a regular basis

Interested parties to email nbyspc@gmail.com and there is further information on our website www.normanby-spital.gov.uk   

CLOSING DATE Being FRI  19th March 2021

 

 

 

 

SWINESHEAD PARISH COUNCIL APPOINTMENT OF CLERK & RESPONSIBLE FINANCE OFFICER

PART TIME: AVERAGE 12 HOURS PER WEEK     SALARY: DEPENDENT UPON EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS.

PLACE OF WORK: PARISH OFFICE, SWINESHEAD COMMUNITY LIBRARY

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applications are invited for the post of Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to the Council.  The application pack can be downloaded from our website, and comprises:

  1. Job advert
  2. Job Description
  3. Person Specification
  4. Application Form

Your completed application form should be placed in a sealed envelope, marked ‘Job Application – Private and Confidential’ and addressed to:

Cllr Mr A Hughes Chairman, Swineshead Parish Council Parish Office Swineshead Pre-School Centre North End Swineshead Boston PE20 3LZ

Or it can be emailed to: swinesheadpc@gmail.com Please highlight it as ‘Job Application – Private and Confidential’

Should you wish to discuss the post before submitting your application please contact Nicky Bush, Parish Clerk, at swinesheadpc@gmail.com     as soon as possible please.

 

 

SOUTH KYME PARISH COUNCIL Appointment of Clerk.

 

South Kyme is a small, vibrant and friendly village situated to the North East of Sleaford.  The Parish Council is seeking a part-time Clerk to work an average of 12 hours per month. Salary will depend on experience and qualifications but will be within the range of SCP10 to SCP14

You will be a personable, self-motivated, organised individual, having good communication skills, good IT and Social Media skills, and be prepared to attend training sessions as necessary.  The Council employs an RFO and the successful applicant will work with the RFO as and when required in the maintenance of the Councils accounts.

The Basic Duties include but are not limited to:

Prepare agendas, working closely with the Chairman.

Set up and attend Council meetings, either virtual (Zoom) or in the Village Hall, dependant on best advice and government legislation.

Prepare minutes and implement any decisions agreed by the Council.

Maintain and keep the Parish Council website updated with Governance information and other relevant material.

Ensure that the statutory and other provisions governing the administration of the Council and its affairs are complied with, including adhering to the Standing Orders.

Liaise with other organisations as necessary and as directed by the Parish Council.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience applicable to the role and ideally will already have experience as a Clerk to a Parish Council and have completed as a minimum, the basic Clerk’s Training course. Qualification to CiLCA would be an advantage.

If you would like to apply for the position, please email skymepcclerk@outlook.com to request an application form.

Closing date: 5th March 2021.  Interview dates w/c 8th March.  Interviews will be held via Zoom. The Parish Council is looking to appoint, by agreement, but with the aim of immediate effect after the interview. 

 

 

RIPPINGALE Parish Council  –  Vacancy Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer Role: Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer Part time (Average of 9 hours per week)

Salary: In accordance with National Joint Council Pay scales and candidate experience.

Requirements: The Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer predominantly works from home, with attendance at Council Meetings, so must be able to work independently and as part of a team; meetings usually take place monthly in the evening, currently on the second Thursday. The successful candidate is required to be self-motivated, highly organised and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They should also be competent in administration, I.T. and financial management. Knowledge of local government and formal qualifications are an advantage, but training is available.

Application Process: A completed application form should be sent to the Chairman, Councillor Chris Charlton at 1 Charlton Court, Rippingale, Bourne PE10 0SN or by email to chairmanrpc4@gmail.com Applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope or confidential email marked “Job Application – Private and Confidential”.

Closing Date for applications is Friday 26 February 2021.

Interviews are due to take place week commencing 1 March; format of interview is subject to Coronavirus restrictions.

This is an exciting opportunity for a community orientated individual who would like to make a difference to the Parish Council and Rippingale residents. A copy of the application form, job description and person specification, and more information about the Parish Council and local community, can be found on the website: https://rippingale.parish.lincolnshire.gov.uk/

For more information, please contact the Chairman or Clerk, Michelle Free, on 07375 364742 or email rippingalepc@gmail.com

 

SLEAFORD TOWN COUNCIL – INTERNAL AUDITOR REQUIRED Expressions of interest are sought for the post of internal auditor. Companies or individuals who feel they can provide this service are welcome to apply. All Expressions of interest must be received in writing by 26th February 2021 addressed to The Clerk to Sleaford Town Council, Quayside House, Navigation Yard, Sleaford, NG34 7TW. Criteria Applicants must be familiar with the guidance on Internal Audit as prescribed in section 4 of the practitioners guide for “Governance & Accountability for Local Authorities”. Roles and Responsibilities The Council’s internal controls are governed by their Financial Regulations and Standing Orders. The Responsible Financial Officer is appointed by Council to determine the form and content of the accounts and supporting records subject to directions from the Council and in compliance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. They are also responsible for ensuring that the Council maintains proper accounting records, together with an appropriate system of internal control. At the end of the Financial year, the Responsible Financial Officer will prepare the annual accounts and the completion of the Annual Return for External Audit. All payments are reported to Council monthly, with the Council’s financial performance be reported quarterly. Audit Planning and Reporting Requirements The Internal Auditor will be required to attend the Council’s offices quarterly and submit a written report for Council’s consideration as to the adequacy of the systems of internal control and risk management. Assurances around independence and competence To remain objective, Applicants must not be related to a Councillor or Employee of the Council. A degree of experience in a similar post would be desirable supported by references

 

NOCTON PARISH COUNCIL
Appointment of Clerk.
A part-time Clerk is required – average 21 hours per month, salary depending on experience and qualifications and in line with current SCP recommendations.
Applicants need to be self-motivated, organised, have good communication skills, have good IT and Social Media skills, and be prepared to attend training sessions.
The Council employs a RFO and the successful applicant will work closely with the RFO to ensure the smooth running of all PC business.
The Basic Duties include:
Prepare agendas, working closely with the Chair.
Set up and attend monthly meetings, either virtual (Zoom) or in the Nocton Hub, dependant on best advice and government legislation.
Prepare minutes and implement any decisions agreed by the Council.
Maintain and keep the PCs independent website updated with Governance information and other relevant material.
Ensure that the statutory and other provisions governing the administration of the Council and its affairs are complied with, including adhering to the Standing Orders.
Liaise with the Nocton Hub Management team as and when required (Village Hall).
If you would like to apply for the position, please send your CV and covering letter to clerk@noctonparishcouncil.gov.uk 

Job Description and further information is on the website:
NOCTONPARISHCOUNCIL – Home

Closing date: 22 February 2021. Interview dates 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 March.
Interviews will be held via Zoom. The PC is looking to appoint for 1 April start

 

 

HEMSWELL PARISH COUNCIL Role – Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer / Burial Board Officer.

Part time – estimated at 3 hours per week (flexible – includes some evening working) – Start Date: March 2021

Responsible for the day to day management of this small rural parish council and its facilities, including the parish cemetery, the clerk will deal with all correspondence and ensure the compliance with legislation and the transparency of council affairs. The clerk will maintain the council’s financial documents and prepare for and support internal and external audits. They will work with our local partners, principally Lincolnshire County Council, West Lindsey District Council, County and District Councillors and our Police Community Support Officer, to ensure issues are reported, planning application comments are submitted and reporting is carried out to agreed deadlines. The clerk will also support council members, providing guidance on procedures and legislation.

Excellent administrative, basic accounting and good IT skills along with current knowledge of Local Council Administration rules, regulations and procedures are required. Previous experience in local council administration is essential, with ideally a Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or an Introduction Certificate in Local Council Administration (ILCA).

The parish council meet on the third Monday of alternate months from 19:30. A flexible approach to the role will be necessary as workload varies over the year with some evening work involved.

Salary – the role will be paid on an annualised hours basis of 156 hours (equivalent to 3 hours per week) at NJC 21 – 23 (£13.78 – £14.42 / hour) depending on experience and qualifications.

For further information please contact the chairman, Bryan Mander on 01427 667666

Applications in writing with a CV and supporting information to be forwarded to

The Chairman, Hemswell Parish Council, 22 Maypole Street, Hemswell, Gainsborough DN21 5UL or bryan.mander@btininternet.com

Closing date Friday 12th March

 

CAISTOR TOWN COUNCIL Appointment of Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer A part time Clerk is required for 25 hours per week

The Town Council’s responsibilities include management of a cemetery, grass cutting, village maintenance and parks.

The successful candidate will need to be highly motivated and efficient.

The role: · Is able to attend council meetings, · Has excellent communication and people skills, as you will need to liaise with Councillors, District and County Council representatives, members of the public and third-party organisations both written and verbally · Has a proven record in bookkeeping and budget planning · Is well organised and able to meet deadlines · Is proficient with Microsoft office packages · Is proficient with IT including website updates · Is willing to undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time. You will be required to attend additional evening or daytime meetings · Is able to attend training courses or seminars on the work and role of the Clerk as required by the Council. Ideally, the successful candidate will be a qualified clerk or prepared to study for and attain the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification within the first 12 months in post and be able to demonstrate knowledge of local government procedures, finance and law.

This post is subject to a 6 months probationary period. Salary dependant on experience and in accordance with National pay scales.

Applicants to send CV and covering letter to the Acting Clerk to hs.pitman@tiscali.co.uk

 Closing date: Friday, 19th March 2021 Interviews to be held week commencing 22nd March 2021

A copy of the job description and person specification, and more information about the Parish Council and local community, can be found on the website: https://caistor.parish.lincolnshire.gov.uk/

For more information, please contact the Acting Clerk, Helen Pitman, on 07955 797393 or email hs.pitman@tiscali.co.uk

 

Langworth Group Parish Council  – Serving the grouped parishes of Barlings, Newball, Stainton by Langworth and Reasby

Job Vacancy  Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Due to the impending retirement of the incumbent clerk, Langworth Group Parish Council have an impending vacancy for a part time Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

Hours of work is 12 hours a week between Monday and Friday. Hours of work are flexible except for the requirement for the Clerk to be present at scheduled meetings.

The salary range is NJC spinal point 7 – 12 (£20,092 to £22,183) per annum and is calculated pro rata to a 37-hour working week. Starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate shall be able to demonstrate knowledge of local government procedures, finance, and law, attend council meetings, prepare agendas and minutes, manage the councils accounts and audits in accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations, generally manage the functions of the council and be willing to undertake other duties and attend training courses as may be reasonably required from time to time.

Ideally, the successful candidate will be a qualified clerk or be prepared to study for and attain the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification within the first 12 months in post.

The successful candidate should be well organised, proficient in the use of Microsoft office packages and be responsible for the safe keeping of the council’s laptop computer, printer, office equipment and paper records.

This post is subject to a 6-month probationary period.

Applicants to send CV and contact details of two referees to langworthgroupparishcouncil@gmail.com  Or contact Stan Hall on 07484 864646 for an informal chat.

A full job description is available on request.   The closing date for applications is Friday 19th March 2021.

 

STICKFORD PARISH COUNCIL      Clerk to Stickford Parish Council and Responsible Financial Officer

Stickford is a village and civil parish in East Lindsey, situated between Keal Cotes and Stickney.  It has a community of nearly 500 residents.

The position is a part time role, involving approximately 4 hours per week. It is an opportunity for an individual to develop their administration, and organisational skills. And, their knowledge of local government.

The position also involves the statutory role of Responsible Financial Officer, the Proper Officer of the Council.

The jobholder will be required to:

Provide the day to day functions necessary to ensure the Parish Council is compliant with all statutory requirement, include the preparation of agendas, reports and minutes for all meetings.

Maintain all financial records, payments of invoices and income from allotments rents, preparing regular reports to the Council, including the Annual Budget and financial returns. Be familiar with HMRC income tax

Manage the Council’s website and notice boards.

The job requires flexibility as the person appointed must be able to attend Parish Council meetings in the evenings.    Salary: To be negotiated.

Applicants are required to apply in writing by letter or e mail in the first instant, to the Clerk at: Stickfordparishclerk@gmail.com giving a brief detail of experience.

Closing date Friday 5th March 2021 at 5.00 p.m.

 

 

We are sometimes asked by our neighbouring County Associations and other agencies to advertise vacancies, as we do have some clerks who are interested in taking on additional parishes and working ‘cross-border’.

 

East Markham Parish Council is seeking a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

30 hours per month

Salary dependent on experience

Scp 11-18 (£11.00-£12.64 per hour)

Experienced preferred but not essential.

Closing date for applications NOW…..  28th February 2021

The Opportunity.

East Markham is located 6 miles from Retford and a mile from the A1 with approx. 1,200 residents.

With a number of community driven projects underway, East Markham offers an opportunity for a clerk to further broaden their skill set.   As well as these exiting opportunities we will also look to support you with more formal training to enhance the experience you already have.

Council meetings are held on the first Thursday every month at 7.00pm – currently via Zoom.

The job offers a degree of flexibility in terms of when and where you work with the expectation of either one morning or afternoon based in the Parish Office located in the Village Hall.  (COVID restrictions allowing)

The Clerk plays a pivotal part in village life helping and supporting both the community and the council.  Are you that person?

For further details or to apply please contact: – Dan Littlewood, Chairman on dan.littlewood@starpubs.co.uk