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SALC helps local councils to recruit staff by:

  • Providing recruitment and other personnel advice and information (desktop advice is normally free).
  • Advertising local council vacancies (for free to members) on this website and in SALC's magazine The Local Councillor.
  • Supporting the recruitment process from drawing up job descriptions and advertising to participating on interview panels. We charge a fee for these services. Contact SALC for details.

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BABERGH

SPROUGHTON

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

The successful applicant will be responsible for the administration of the parish council and also act as its Responsible Financial Officer

Previous experience is desirable, however training will be offered for the right candidate who must be able to attend evening meetings of the parish council (~12 evenings per year)

The successful candidate must be proficient in MS Word & Excel

Salary: Paid hourly/commensurate with experience as per the National Agreement.

Hours: Approx 16 hrs per week (but flexibility will be required)

For a job description & further information contact: Parish Council Vice-Chair, Helen Davies: email

Deadline: 18 February 2019

BRETTENHAM

Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

The successful applicant will be responsible for the administration of the parish council and will also be the Responsible Financial Officer

The Parish Clerk will be offered training to support this role and must be able to attend evening meetings of the parish council but no previous experience is required

Salary: Paid hourly/commensurate with experience as per the National Agreement.

Hours: Approx. 20 per month

For further information contact: Parish Council Chairman Chris Clarke Tel no: 01449 736607 or the current Parish Council Clerk Jane Moulding Tel no: 01449 736178

Deadline: 31 January 2019

FOREST HEATH

Currently no vacancies

MID SUFFOLK

BATTISFORD

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer


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: Paid hourly/negotiable in accordance with NJC scales 18-22 and depending on skills and experience
Hours: 5 hours per week (but flexibility will be required)
For further information contact: Name: Sarah Etherington-Meech – Parish Clerk
Tel no: 07980 919907 Email
Deadline: Thursday 28th February 2019

BADWELL ASH

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

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 (approx. 12 pa) of the Parish Council.

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

Hours: 5 per week

For further information contact: Name: Christopher Garman: Parish Clerk

Tel no/email: 01359 221600 /email

ST EDMUNDSBURY

Currently no vacancies

SUFFOLK COASTAL

Walberswick

Vacancy for Responsible Financial Officer (RFO), part-time

Walberswick Parish Council are seeking to hire a Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) to take on the financial responsibilities currently undertaken by the Clerk. Non-financial responsibilities will continue to be handled by the current Clerk. Anyone interested should apply to the WPC Chairman 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. The closing date for receipt of applications is 18th January 2019.

Job Description
1. Position: Responsible Financial Officer

2. Organisation: Walberswick Parish Council

3. Post Reports to: Chairman of the Council

4. Purpose of Post: Responsible for the financial records of the Council and the administration of its finances.

5. Key Duties: The RFO will be expected to:

• Keep a record of the Council's receipts and payments.
• Reconcile and balance the Council's accounts regularly.
• Produce financial information relevant to Agenda items prior to Council meetings in time to meet publication deadlines
• Ensure bank accounts are reconciled with the Council's accounts on a monthly basis.
• Receive and report on invoices for goods and services to be paid for by the Council and to ensure such accounts are authorised correctly.
• To issue invoices on behalf of the Council for goods and services and to ensure payment is received.
• Monitor and report income and expenditure against budget.
• Manage the Council's payroll, including making payments to HMRC for PAYE and National Insurance.
• Prepare VAT returns.
• Prepare, in conjunction with Councillors and the clerk, the annual budget and precept request.
• Produce year-end accounts for approval by the Council.
• Prepare the annual return for approval by the Council.
• Prepare all necessary accounts and documents to be sent to the internal and external auditors.
• Ensure statutory notices relating to the accounts and audit are prepared for the Council to make public as required.
• Support an annual review by the Council of the effectiveness of internal audit and internal controls.
• Support the Council's approach to risk management.
• Maintain the Council's register of assets.
• Prepare reports for the Council, as required, on the financial position of the Council
• Attend training courses on the work and role of the RFO as required by the Council.
• Complete other tasks commensurate with the role, as required by the Council

Person Specification:
Essential Criteria – it is envisaged that the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in most or all of the Essential Criteria:
• Experience of working in a financial environment, including preparations of accounts and budgets
• Providing advice and guidance to others on financial issues
• Experience of developing and implementing processes and systems.
• Experience of supplier management and negotiation
• Ability to manage and re-prioritise workload as needed to meet deadlines
• Works well within a team
• Experience of writing reports in a clear and concise manner.
• Experienced user of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

Desirable Criteria – it would be advantageous for the successful candidate to be able to demonstrate experience of one or more of the Desirable Criteria:
• A Certificate in Local Council Administration
• A recognised finance or accounting qualification or evidence of qualification by experience
• Working knowledge of Health and Safety, Insurance, Risk Management and Contract legislation.
• Working knowledge of payroll & completing statutory returns

Main Terms and Conditions of Service:
• Hours of work: Part-time: Circa 22 hours per month
• Salary: Subject to experience, SCP 20-22, Pro Rata for part-time working
• Holiday Entitlement: 25 days plus 2 extra statutory days, Pro Rata for part-time working
The information given here is intended as a guide only and does not form the basis of a contract

WAVENEY

Currently no vacancies

OUTSIDE OF SUFFOLK

GESTINGTHORPE PARISH COUNCIL
Vacancy for Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.
The post is part time on average 4 ½ hours per week – this could be less some weeks and significantly more in other weeks. The position is home based. Gestingthorpe PC holds 4 meetings per year, plus an annual village meeting, usually on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm. There may be an occasional extraordinary meeting where necessary. The successful applicant will hold the Certificate in Local Council Adminisration (CiLCA) and will be expected to attend training courses where
necessary.
Main Purpose of Job
To provide clerical and administrative support to the parish Council, in carrying out the functions of the Council in its role as a Local Authority.
Responsibilities
• To ensure that legal, statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed.
• To ensure that the Council's obligations to insure are properly met.
• To prepare, in consultation with appropriate members, agendas for meetings of the Council and its committees, to attend such meetings and prepare minutes for approval.
• To receive correspondence and documents on behalf of the Council and to deal with the correspondence as a result of the instructions of, or the known policy of, the Council.
• To study reports and other data on activities of the Council and on matters bearing on those activities. Where appropriate, to discuss such matters with administrators and specialists in particular fields.
• To draw up both on his own initiative and as a result of suggestions by Councillors proposals for consideration by the Council and to advise on practicability and the likely effects of specific courses of action.
• To monitor the implemented policies of the Council to ensure they are achieving the desired result and where appropriate suggest modifications.
• To act as a representative of the Council as required.
• To prepare, in consultation with the Chairman, press releases about the activities of, or decisions of, the Council.
• To attend training courses on the work and role of the Clerk as required by the Council.
• To update the website on a regular basis.

Responsible Financial Officer
Where the Clerk is also the RFO within the meaning of the Accounts and Audit Regulations, and is to be responsible for all the financial records of the Council and the administration of its finances, specific responsibilities will include:
• To monitor and balance the Council's accounts and prepare records for audit purposes and VAT
• To receive and report on invoices for goods and services to be paid for by the Council and to ensure such accounts are met. To issue invoices on behalf of the Council for goods and services and to ensure payment is received.
To apply for the position please email in the first instance or for an informal chat call 01787 379606.
Note: This Job description is a guide to the duties the post holder will be expected to undertake. It is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive and will be changed as working conditions dictate.

Post : Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Council : Sprowston Town Council

County : Norfolk

Salary : SCP 45-57 (£40,858 - £54,455) plus Norfolk Pension Scheme and mileage allowance

Sprowston Town Council is committed to taking a lead role in the future development of the town. To achieve this, the town council is looking to appoint a Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. This is a demanding full-time job requiring vision, leadership, business acumen, highly developed people skills, strong financial and organisational abilities, skilled public relations, political awareness and the ability to work with councillors.

This is an exciting time to join the Town Council. Over the next 20 years significant housing growth is planned for our community and now we need a Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to work with partners to deliver it. If you have the following skills you will be ideal to take advantage of this unique leadership opportunity.

  • Leadership and Management, the proven ability to see the bigger picture, to plan ahead and delegate, work under pressure and be flexible
  • Highly motivated with a positive frame of mind, a willingness to challenge the status quo, embrace change, and have clear commercial awareness;
  • A proven track record of facilities management, operational management, customer focussed service delivery, the ability to set objectives and to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • An articulated, confident and resilient personality, able to motivate and influence others and form strong partnerships with our stakeholders.

A job description, person specification, and application form are available on the Council's website Please send the completed application form to June Hunt, Town Clerk by email

Closing date for Applications 4.30pm 10 January 2019.

Planned interview dates 28and/or 29 January 2019.