Parish Council Vacancies

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                        FONTMELL MAGNA PARISH COUNCIL   

                    Vacancy for Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

The parish council Fontmell Magna in North Dorset is seeking a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to support the council.

Responsibilities include the preparation of agendas, taking the minutes at parish council meetings, dealing with correspondence and keeping the Council's websites up to date and compliant with regulations.  The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer whose duties include paying invoices, budgeting and accounting.

The role will occupy 32 hours per month, with attendance at evening meetings four times per year.  Salary will be in accordance with the NJC scale LC1 commensurate with experience and qualifications, in the region of £4,200 per annum. 

Candidates will need:  

  • Knowledge of legal and statutory requirements relating to Parish Councils;
  • Accurate administrative and financial skills, attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Computer literate with confident knowledge of MS Office applications, Internet, email and social media;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work alone, use of initiative;
  • Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or equivalent, or a willingness to work towards it;
  • An interest in community life and a friendly and positive outlook.

The Clerk will be the sole employee of the council.

A Job Description and Application Form for the role is available from clerk@fontmellmagnapc.co.uk

To apply please send your completed Application Form to the Clerk, Fontmell Magna PC, 1 North Mead Farm, Front St., Portesham, Dorset DT3 4FY or via clerk@fontmellmagnapc.co.uk

For an informal discussion or further details, please contact Cllr Michael Humphreys, Chair, Fontmell Magna on 07850 875429, email: mickhumphreysfm@btinternet.com

 Closing Date for Applications: 31st October 2020.  Interviews will be held in November; handover for the posts will take place in February 2021. 

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THORNHACKETT PARISH COUNCIL

VACANCY FOR PARISH CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

Thornhackett Parish Council is seeking someone to take on the position of Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

The Clerk is the sole employee of the Parish Council and works largely under his or her own initiative. 

Responsibilities include the proparation and negotiation of agendas, recording and publishing minutes at parish council meetings held every other month.  The Clerk also deals with Council correspondence and transmits local government information to members of the Council.  As Financial Officer, the Clerk is responsible for the prompt payment of invoices, providing a framework for budgeting, and supplying members with regular financial updates.  The Clerk is responsible for preparing accounts for annual internal and external audit; operating systems for the retrieval of VAT and the payment PAYE.  An additional Annual Parish Meeting is also held every April for the discussion of community affairs; the Clerk sets up this meeting on behalf of the Council.

The successful candidate will be a competent communicator and computer literate.

The post is for 18 hours per month; pay negotiable according to Local Government Scales.

Applicants please apply in writing (including a Curriculum  Vitae and contact details of two referees, to Thornhackett Parish Council, 6 Sarum, Thornford, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6SU.

Closing date for applications  ---  21st November 2020 

  

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STOURPAINE PARISH COUNCIL

VACANCY FOR PARISH CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

The parish council for Stourpaine, North Dorset is seeking a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to support the council as the sole employee.

Responsibilities include the preparation of agendas, taking minutes at parish council meetings, dealing with correspondence and keeping the council website up to date.  Dealing with social media and ensuring compliance with regulations where required.  The Clerk is also the Financial Officer responsible for payment of invoices, budgeting and accounting.   

The post is for 32 hours per month, attending ten evening council meetings per annum and other meetings as and when required.  The salary will be in accordance to the NJC scale LC1, commensurate with experience and qualifications, in the region of £4,200 per annum. 

Job Description and Application Form available from  clerk@stourpaine.org.uk

Please forward your completed Application Form to the Clerk by email as above or to Stourpaine Parish Council, 1 North Mead Farm, Front Street, Portesham,            Dorset DT3 4FY 

Closing date for applications : 4th November 2020 

 Interviews before the end of November 2020 with handover by 31st December 2020