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BABERGH

Currently no vacancies

FOREST HEATH

West Row

Temporary Parish Clerk required to help form new Council

An exciting opportunity for a temporary parish clerk has been created due to the formation of West Row Parish Council.

On 1 April, a new Parish Council for West Row will be created. The Parish was previously part of Mildenhall Parish Council, and its first elections will be held in May 2019.

A temporary clerk is required to ensure the smooth handover from Mildenhall Parish Council; develop the necessary legal and procedural requirements for the new Council; establish banking arrangements, financial and IT processes for the Council; support the induction of the first cohort of Councillors and act as a point of contact for day-to-day enquiries until the Parish appoints its own Parish Clerk.

In the long term, the role is likely to require approximately 10 hours per week, however due to the need to establish the Council, will be commissioned for 15 hours per week. We are looking for someone with experience of being a Parish / Town Clerk and preferably relevant qualifications (such as CILCA)

As the new Parish is yet to be formed, West Suffolk Council are undertaking the recruitment of a temporary parish clerk. In order to meet necessary HMRC requirements, please be aware that you will either need to be registered with an employment agency or be willing to be register with a third party agency. You will also need access to your own IT equipment until the Parish equipment is purchased.

Rate: £14.22 per hour

Role starting: 1 April 2019

Application is by CV and covering letter, to be submitted to Leah Mickleborough as below.

For further enquiries, please contact Leah Mickleborough, Monitoring Officer, West Suffolk Councils, 01284 757162 or leah.mickleborough@westsuffolk.gov.uk

MID SUFFOLK

STONHAM PARVA

Parish Clerk

The successful applicant will be responsible for the administration of the parish council

The Parish Clerk will be offered training to support this role and must be able to attend evening meetings of the parish council

Salary: £9.02 - £10.79 p/h depending on experience

Hours: 4 per week (maybe with some overtime)

For further information contact: Trevor Benjamin 01449 711084 / 07708635676 / email

Deadline: 22nd April 2019

TOSTOCK

Parish Clerk

The successful applicant will be responsible for the administration of the parish council

Previous experience preferred and training will be offered to support this role the candidate must be able to attend evening meetings of the parish council

Salary: In accordance with experience

Hours: 4 hours per week

For further information contact: Cllr Ron Perks (Chair) Email

Deadline: Monday, 15th April 2019

ST EDMUNDSBURY

HORRINGER CUM ICKWORTH

Parish Clerk

The Parish Clerk will be offered training to support this role and must be able to attend evening meetings of the parish council.

Hours: 4 per week

Salary: In accordance with experience

For further information contact: Temporary Clerk, Mrs Sandra Brown email

Deadline: Friday 3 May 2019

GREAT AND LITTLE WHELNETHAM

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

The role involves:

  • Receiving and processing correspondence
  • Liaising with Parish Council Chairman and Parish Councillors
  • Recording planning applications, circulating same to Planning sub-committee
  • Paying invoices, recording income, PAYE and maintaining financial records
  • Preparation of agenda for meetings (six per year) and producing minutes
  • Annual preparation of budget
  • Production of end of year Statement and Annual Return for internal and external auditors
  • Updating parish website

Average 4 -5 hours per week

Salary in accordance with experience

Training available if required.

For more information please contact: Peter Royce, Chair: email

SUFFOLK COASTAL

WALBERSWICK

Parish Clerk

Hours of work: Part-time, Circa 22 per month

Salary: Subject to experience, SCP 10-12, Pro-rata for part-time working

Holiday Entitlement: 25 days plus 2 extra statutory days, Pro-rata for part-time

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Due to the retirement of the existing post-holder, Walberswick Parish Council are seeking to hire a Part-time Clerk. The successful candidate will work together with the existing RFO. Anyone interested should apply via email attaching a CV and a written statement supporting the application, giving details of your reasons for interest in the post and demonstrating how your experience, skills, study and training relate to the detailed requirements of the job description. Click here to view the job description.

The closing date: 20th April 2019

GRUNDISBURGH & CULPHO PARISH COUNCIL

Following the impending departure of our current clerk we have a vacancy for anyone wanting to help our Parish prosper. Applications are welcomed from anyone seeking this part-time role. It may also appeal to someone doing a similar job at non conflicting times.

Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Hours: 7 hours per week

Salary: Negotiable in accordance with NJC scales 20 – 22 depending on experience

Meetings: Approximately 10 (usually Monday) evening meetings per year

Location: Home

Role: The Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and, working from home, is responsible for all aspects of the council's day-to-day administration.

Main functions: Preparing agenda and accompanying papers, recording minutes, completing correspondence, making payments, keeping financial records, budget monitoring, managing parish council's web site and allotments, offering legal guidance and ensuring all council resolutions are effected promptly.

Skills: The applicant must have good organisational, communication, accounting and IT skills. Training will be provided.

Deadline: 10 April 2019

To apply: Email your cv or contact the Chairman of the Council, Steve Barnett

Mobile 07714-798265 Home 01473-738630 Email

57 Gurdon Rd, Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6XA

WAVENEY

BARSHAM AND SHIPMEADOW

The successful applicant will be responsible for the administration of the parish council

The Parish Clerk will be offered training to support this role and must be able to attend Wednesday evening meetings of the parish council.

Salary: Voluntary in the first instance

Hours: 10 – 15 per month (negotiable and flexible)

For further information contact: Mr David Adcroft

Email: barshamshipmeadowparishcouncil@gmail.com

Deadline: ASAP

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