Vacancy for Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer
Stanton by Dale Parish Council - Clerk & RFO vacancy
Stanton-by-Dale is a vibrant community of just 500 people situated at the heart of the Erewash green belt. The parish council comprises of five relatively new but very enthusiastic members who are dedicated to making a difference to their community while dealing with the many threats and challenges facing a picturesque rural village in the heart of the industrial Midlands. Our meetings are inclusive, welcoming, scrupulously polite and not without a touch of humour when appropriate, all things that make our task easier and more productive. Beyond the formal requirements listed below we are looking for an experienced, knowledgeable and personable clerk who can fit easily into our team and guide us through the complexities of the local government maze. In doing so you will provide us with the freedom to concentrate on the most important task – tackling the day-to-day concerns and issues of the residents we represent.
You will be an experienced, competent and forward-looking Clerk who enjoys providing all the legal and financial support needed by a parish council. Ideally, you will be CILCA qualified, or willing to work towards this qualification within 6-12 moths of appointment.
You will be personable, outgoing and enjoy engaging with people in the community, with councillors and staff and have excellent written and oral communication skills. You will be computer literate to a good standard to deal with all office correspondence online and raising the parish council profile through their website and Facebook page.
Knowledge of the legal framework for the operation of parish councils is essential. You will be numerate and have experience of book-keeping and/or accounts; and be able to manage all the financial transactions of Stanton by Dale Parish Council. You will also be responsible for one other member of staff who is employed by the Parish Council so some supervisory experience would be helpful. Experience of voluntary work and a strong commitment to local community would be an advantage. The role is expected to be fulfilled from your home, for which an allowance is paid and equipment provided.
Main Duties Include:
- Attendance at meetings – held on the first Thursday of each month at Stanton by Dale Village Hall
- Preparation of meeting agendas and the taking of accurate minutes of Parish Council meetings
- Keeping accurate financial records, banking, invoices, and payment of accounts
- Setting the council's budget, liaising with auditors and preparing end of year accounts
- Acting on decisions and resolutions taken at council meetings
- Dealing with correspondence from Councillors, members of public and external organisations
- Maintaining the council website (full training available)
- Management of a village hall
Salary: LC2 SCP 25-28 £15.37-£16.75 per hour with CILCA qualification, SCP 24-28 £14.90 - £16.75 per hour without CILCA qualification (pay award pending). 6 months probationary period.
Working arrangements: 25 hours per month including evening meetings though there is scope for this to be increased as per the requirements of the position.
Applications: Further details can be obtained by e-mailing our current locum Clerk, Fiona Keppel-Spoor at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be available to assist with the handover, and applicants are welcome to contact her for an informal discussion on 01332 793272
Closing date for applications is Friday 29th October at 12 noon.
Interviews will be held week commencing 8th November 2021
A job description and person specification are available at www.stantonbydaleparishcouncil.org.uk
Please apply via email to email@example.com providing a covering letter and Curriculum Vitae and showing how previous experience and skills meet the needs of this role. Names and contact details of two referees must be provided.
Posted: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 12:22 by Fiona Keppel-Spoor