We are recruiting...
We are looking for a Parish Clerk to replace our current clerk, who is leaving at the end of the year.
Clerk to Char Valley Parish Council & Responsible Financial Officer
The full job description can be seen and downloaded here.
A summary appears below.
The Clerk is responsible for carrying out all the legal requirements of the post and for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out. The Clerk is expected to advise the Council on policies and on its activities as a Council and to gather and produce the information needed by councillors to make effective decisions. The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer - responsible for all the financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances.
1. To observe legal, statutory and other obligations on the Council.
2. To manage the Council’s financial accounts and prepare records for audit/VAT.
3. To do necessary risk assessment and to manage insurance.
4. To prepare agendas for Council meetings, attend the meetings and prepare minutes.
5. To deal with correspondence and documents for the Council and circulate it as needed.
6. To deal with invoices to be paid for by the Council.
7. To study reports and other information affecting the Council and report back on them.
8. To draw up proposals for consideration by the Council and advise on their likely effects.
9. To monitor the Council's policies to make sure they are working.
10. To act as a representative of the Council.
11. To issue notices and prepare agendas and minutes for the annual 'parish meeting' in each of the component parishes, attend the meeting and implement all decisions made.
12. To prepare press releases about the Council.
13. To attend training courses on the work and role of the Clerk as required by the Council.
14. To keep learning and developing the skills needed to be a good Clerk.
Terms of Work
Full terms will be discussed and explained at or after interview. Outline details are as follows:
Hours: 10 hours per week
Location: Work is from home except that you must attend Council meetings and occasional meetings with the Chair and other councillors, as required. Many of these are currently online but are normally at Village Halls in the area.
Holiday: 20 days annually plus public holidays - pro rata for part time employment
Probationary term: 6 months
Additionally: The Council provides you with a laptop and regular training.
Please apply by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 13th November.
Please include a CV and a letter (both in pdf format) explaining why you think you would be suitable.
We aim to conduct interviews later in November.