22 August 2018
The Council is looking for someone to take over the position of Clerk to the Parish Council. This position becomes available from the beginning of 2019. It will be part-time working but will involve some evening commitments, especially for the Council’s monthly meetings (except, normally, August) and may include local council connected meetings, seminars and courses. The salary will be based on NALC (National Association of Local Councils) and SLCC (Society of Local Council Clerks) jointly agreed scales and will depend on existing qualifications and experience.
For this varied position, applicants should have organisational and administrative skills, which also incorporates being the Responsible Financial Officer. They must be computer literate, have internet access and have a minimum GCSEs (or similar) in Mathematics and English (preferably at ‘A’ level).
Applicants, ideally, should have previous experience working in or have knowledge of local government or as a Parish Clerk, although training can be provided.
Applicants should be enthusiastic and committed and be prepared to undertake continued development training throughout their period of employment and be prepared to study for the Certificate in Local Councils Administration.
The Clerk is responsible for preparing agendas, taking minutes, liaising with contractors and local government officials, managing of accounts to include, preparing budgets, VAT returns, PAYE, organising audits and the administration of the Parish Council website. The Clerk ensures correct procedures are followed and advises the Parish Council to ensure that it acts within its powers. The ability to communicate well at all levels is essential.
For an application form contact Martin Summers, Chairman of Wickwar Parish Council, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01454 294920 for an informal discussion.
Closing date for applications is 12.30 p.m. on Friday, 30th November 2018.