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BABERGH

CHATTISHAM & HINTLESHAM and BURSTALL

PARISH CLERK

Chattisham & Hintlesham and Burstall Parish Council both wish to appoint a Parish Clerk to support their Parish Councils to undertake the administration of the Councils work. The duties would include preparing AGENDAS, RECORDING MINUTES, KEEPING FINANCIAL RECORDS, BUDGET MONITORING AND ORGANISING THE COUNCILS DAY TO DAY ADMINISTRATION.

The applicant must have good organisational, numeracy, communication and IT Skills. Knowledge of Local Government procedure would be an advantage.

The appointed person will be expected to maintain confidentiality of information in an independent objective and professional manner.

The successful candidate could receive training from the outgoing clerk to attain the necessary skills. Training can also be made available from SALC

The job is part-time, for both Parishes, requiring approximately 20 hours per month in total Chattisham & Hintlesham generally have 11 meetings per year and 2 Annual Parish Meetings. Burstall have 6 meetings per year, which includes the AGM/APM. All meetings are held in the evenings.

A full Job Description, is available from the Parish Clerk, Mrs Samantha Barber, email

Salary will be in accordance with National Salary Scales dependent on skills and ability. Additional information can be sought from the Parish Clerk.

Applications should be made by sending a CV and covering letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of the post, to the present Clerk Mrs Samantha Barber, 37 Bentley Lane, Belstead Village, Ipswich, IP8 3LX. NO LATER than 30th December 2017. Interviews will be held during January 2018.

FOREST HEATH

Mildenhall

Receptionist / Administrator Vacancy

Part Time 20hrs per week (Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm) - Salary NJC point 9 £14975 pro rata

Mildenhall Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Receptionist/Administrator to assist with Parish administration and be the first point of contact for visitors to the Parish Council and Parish Centres.

An application pack and further details can be obtained from the website http://mildenhall.suffolk.cloud or by telephoning the Parish office on 01638 713493

Closing date 5pm on 31st December 2017.

MID SUFFOLK

OCCOLD

Seeking to recruit Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

The Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and, working from home, is responsible for preparing Agendas, recording Minutes, keeping financial records, budget monitoring, data protection and organising the council's day-to-day administration

The applicant must have good organisational, numeracy and communication skills. Knowledge of Local Government procedures would be an advantage

The successful candidate could receive training from the outgoing Clerk and training will also be made available from SALC

The job is part-time, approximately 15 hours per month. Meetings take place in the evenings and are generally held 11 times per year (usually the first Monday of the month)

Salary will be in accordance with the National Salary Scales dependent on experience and qualification

For more information contact the current Clerk, Mrs Sue Hubner; email

Applications should be made by sending a CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the post to the present Clerk , Mrs Sue Hubner, The Beeches, The Street, Occold, Eye, Suffolk IP23 7PW, NO LATER than Monday 12th February

Interviews will be held in Feb/March 2018

MELLIS PARISH COUNCIL

URGENTLY seeking to recruit a Parish Clerk.

  • Part-time with an average twenty hours per month
  • Salaried in accordance with NJC Scale 20-25 with an additional allowance for home working
  • Requires attendance at Parish Council meetings, held in the evenings

You must:

  • be computer literate
    • have a basic working knowledge of accounting procedures
    • be willing to prepare Minutes of Council meetings, accounting statements and upload information onto the Council's website (knowledge of HTML not required)
    • Communicate with the public and other local authority members and officers
    • Provide a suitable home working environment including the storage of a lap top computer, two-drawer filing cabinet and printer

If you wish to find out more about this vacancy with Mellis Parish Council, please telephone:

Diana Kearsley 01379 783061 or email

or send your CV to the email address as shown above.

CLAYDON & WHITTON
Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Hours: 22 hours per week
Salary: £10,638 - £12,285 per annum

Applications are invited for the post of Parish Clerk and responsible Finance Officer
to be responsible for all the administration and finance functions of the Council.

Applicants must have good organisational, communication and IT skills. Previous
experience in local government administration and/or finance would be an
advantage, as would possession of the Certificate in Local Council Administration
(CiLCA), but are not essential as a period of training with the existing post holder is
envisaged from 1s t April 2018. The successful candidate would be encouraged to
pursue the CiLCA qualification with financial support from the Council.

The successful applicant will be required to work from home and provide a suitable
working environment to allow the safe storage of IT and other office equipment
including a filing cabinet. Although working time is flexible, as part of their duties,
the Parish Clerk is required to attend bi-monthly full Parish Council meetings,
quarterly evening Finance Committee meetings, evening Planning and Amenity
Committee meetings as required, and other ad hoc council/committee meetings as
necessary. A working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word and preferably Excel
is required.

The Council will pay a contribution towards expenses incurred in the use of the
clerk's home and/or IT equipment. All travelling expenses relating to the duties of
the post will be reimbursed.

The successful applicant will be required to commence full duties on 1 July 2018.
Commencing salary will be paid according to qualifications and experience.

Full job description and application forms can be obtained from Suzanne Eagle,
Clerk to Claydon & Whitton Rural Parish Council, telephone: 01473 687384
(answer machine available), e-mail or write to 7 Leicester Close, Ipswich, IP2 9EX.

Barking

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

The Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and, working from home, is responsible for preparing agendas, recording minutes, keeping financial records, budget monitoring, data protection, web-site maintenance and organising the council's day-to-day administration.

If you have a genuine interest in helping our Parish Council develop and deliver timely, quality and innovative services to the local community this post is ideal.

The applicant must have good organisational, communication and IT skills.

The Clerk is required to attend six evening parish council meetings per year (normally the third Thursday of the month), plus an Annual Parish Meeting and such other council meetings as may be decided.

Hours: 6 hours per week. Training will be offered to support this role by SALC.

Salary: Salary will be in accordance with National Salary Scales dependent on experience and qualification.

Applications are required, in writing, or by email, by 11th December 2017 and interviews will be held in December/January 2018.

For more information please contact chairman Alex Smith on 01473 658133 or email

ST EDMUNDSBURY

Currently no vacancies.

SUFFOLK COASTAL

FRAMLINGHAM
DEPUTY TOWN CLERK
Candidates are invited to apply for the position of Deputy Town Clerk

  • To work alongside, report to and deputise for the Town Clerk in her absence and within that role to act as Proper Officer of the Council.
  • To be aware of and advise the Council regarding the laws governing the activities and responsibilities of the Council and its Councillors.
  • To work as part of a team of administrative staff, providing efficient and effective administrative services to the Town Clerk and the Town Council.

This is initially a part time post and the working hours will be flexible to include regular
evening meetings and other events, to a maximum of 20 hours per week.

For a Person Specification and Job Description please contact:
The Town Clerk, The Old Court House, Bridge Street, Framlingham IP13 9AJ
or email or visit the town council website www.framlingham.com

Closing Date for completed applications: 18th December 2017

WAVENEY

Currently no vacancies

OUTSIDE OF SUFFOLK