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BABERGH

Currently no vacancies

FOREST HEATH

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MID SUFFOLK

Offton & Willisham

Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

The position is for 6.5 hours per week. Meetings usually take place on the first or last Monday evening of the month (a total of 8 meetings per year). Salary will be in accordance with the National Council Salary Scales dependent on experience and qualifications.

The Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and, working from home, is responsible for preparing Annual financial statements, Annual Budget, Agendas, recording Minutes, keeping financial records, budget monitoring, data protection, uploading information onto the Council's website and organising the council's day-to-day administration. A laptop will be provided.

The applicant must have good organisational, communication and IT Skills. Knowledge of Local Government procedure would be an advantage, although the Parish Council would fund appropriate training if required.

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

Applications should be made by sending a CV and covering letter, setting out evidence of relevant skills and experience to the current clerk, Rachael Scott and Sheona Warnes by email

ST EDMUNDSBURY

CONEY WESTON

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) required

Salary: Negotiable in accordance with NJC scales 18 - 22 and depending on skills and experience

Hours: 3 - 4 hours per week

Must be able to attend 6 -10 evening meetings per year held on first Thursday of month

Interested candidates should in the first instance forward CV and covering letter to:

Chair - Ben Hogg email

Deadline 30th November 2018

Ingham

Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

The position is for approx 4.5 hours per week. Meetings usually take place on the third Tuesday evenings of January , March, May, July, September and November.. Salary will be in accordance with the National Council Salary Scales dependent on experience and qualifications.

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

The applicant must have good organisational, communication and IT Skills. Knowledge of Local Government procedure would be an advantage, although the Parish Council would fund appropriate training if required.

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

Applications should be made by sending a CV and covering letter, setting out evidence of relevant skills and experience to the current clerk, John Milward from whom further information can be obtained by phone (07774914276) or by email

SUFFOLK COASTAL

Waldringfield
Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Waldringfield is a village on the River Deben, with a population of roughly 470. It has a large village hall, a pub, a primary school, a sailing club and two churches. The annual parish precept is around £12,000.
The position is for approximately 45 hours per month. Meetings usually take place on the second Tuesday evenings each month. Salary will be in accordance with the National Council Salary Scales dependent on experience and qualifications.
The Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and is responsible for preparing annual financial statements, agendas, recording minutes, keeping financial records, budget monitoring, data protection, receiving and reporting on invoices for goods and services to be paid for by the Council and issuing invoices on behalf of the Council. Also, uploading information onto the Council's website and organising the council's day-to-day administration.
The applicant must have good organisational, communication and IT Skills. Knowledge of Local Government procedure would be an advantage, although the Parish Council would fund appropriate training if required.
The appointed person will be expected to maintain confidentiality of information in an independent objective and professional manner.
Applications should be made by sending a CV and covering letter, setting out evidence of relevant skills and experience to the Chairman, Ian Kay, from whom further information can be obtained by phone (01473 736384) or by email

Knodishall

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

To act on behalf of the Council and carry out responsibilities required to ensure effective running of this small parish council.

30 hours per month. The Council meets 12 times a year with the Parish Council meeting taking place on the third tuseday of every month.

Salary will be in accordance with the National Council Salary Scales dependent on experience and qualifications.

The Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and Responsible Financial Officer, and, working from home, is responsible for preparing annual financial statements, annual budget, meeting agendas, taking minutes, keeping financial records, budget monitoring, data protection, uploading information onto the Council's website and organizing the council's day-to-day administration. A laptop will be provided.

The applicant must have good organizational, communication and IT Skills.

Please apply in writing to the current chairman, John Staff by email or calling 0793894944

WAVENEY

Shadingfield, Sotterley, Willingham & Ellough

Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

To act on behalf of the Council and carry out responsibilities required to ensure the effective running of this small parish council.

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, uploading information onto the Council's website, accounts and organising the council's day-to-day administration. A laptop will be provided and training will be available to support this role.

Hours: 20 hours per calendar month. The council meets in the evening 10 times a year with monthly meetings taking place on the third Wednesday of each month.

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

Applications in writing to the current clerk, Marie Allen by email or telephone 01986 896 121 for further information.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 07/10/2018

OUTSIDE OF SUFFOLK

WITHAM

Town Clerk

Starting at salary LC4 scale 52 -56, £48,138- £53,131 for a 37 hour week- subject to proven ability and experience (Local Government Pension Scheme). An appropriate qualification in local government administration is essential and therefore the successful applicant must hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or recognised equivalent.

Witham Town Council is looking to appoint a capable Town Clerk whose role is to

  • manage the strategic direction of the Town Council in order to meet the Council's priorities.
  • deliver high quality services to local residents and motivate and maximize the potential of staff.
  • engage the local community and community groups for the benefit of the town.
  • work constructively with elected members and officers and provide sound advice to the Council.

The successful candidate with the necessary skills will be part of a successful team at this proactive Town Council, comprising 16 Town Councillors and 11 Staff.

Applications are invited for this varied and interesting post from persons who have strong communication skills with a friendly and personable demeanour. A flexible approach is key to the role with an ability to 'think outside the box'.

Should you decide to apply for this post and are successful you would become part of a friendly and mutually supportive team in a good working environment.

The closing date for applications is C.O.B. Friday 23rd November 2018.

If asked for an interview the candidate will be asked to make a brief Power Point presentation, entitled 'What can you bring to Witham Town Council today and for the future' during the interview process.

An Application Pack can be obtained by email or by phone 01376 520627. Please contact the Town Clerk, Mark Squire in this respect.