Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer Vacancy

Silverdale Parish Council

Salary Scale LC2 (SCP 18 £24,982– SCP 23 £27,741) pro rata

Pro rata 10 hours per week including evening meetings.

Closing date for applications: Friday 16th April 2021*

We have a challenging opportunity for an experienced senior administrator, to take forward the development of this Parish Council’s role in a changing political environment where greater emphasis is increasingly focused on local delivery of support and services.

The vacancy could offer an opportunity for a suitably qualified person seeking a career change.

The Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer is responsible to the 10-strong Parish Council and receives a precept of approximately £28,500 per year and a budget of approx. £48,000.

The Parish Clerk will be required to work from home and have their own transport. Some evening and out of hours work is required – the Council meets on the second Thursday of every month, although this could be subject to negotiation.

The successful candidate will be computer literate (including Word, Excel etc) and confident in using email and the internet. Meetings are currently held remotely via Zoom, an internet connection is required and training can be provided if necessary.

A PC and printer will be provided if necessary.

Knowledge of the workings of local government is essential and it would be helpful if there was prior knowledge of the law, procedures and financial workings of a local council. It is highly desirable that applicants have relevant qualifications such as the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) but this is not essential. However the successful applicant must be willing to undertake further training as necessary to achieve the CiLCA award in the near future, and will be required to undertake the Introduction to Local Council Administration (ILCA) course.

Training will be offered as appropriate and remuneration will be based on scale LC2 SCP 18- 23 pro rata) according to SLCC/NALC Guidelines and dependent on experience. A full job description and further information relating to the Parish Council can be obtained from the website

If you wish to apply, please send a letter of application, summarising your strengths and experience in relation to this role, together with a current CV and details of 2 references to or by writing to Clare Withington, The Croft, Barthomley Road, Audley, Staffs ST7 8HU the closing date for this position is Friday 16 th April 2021 (*late applications may be considered subject to prior approval and circumstances).

References will be taken up prior to any appointment being confirmed.

Please note that interviews will take place on Wednesday 28th April 2021 which will be held by Zoom.

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer Vacancy

Essington Parish Council

Part Time: Up to 20 hours per week (Including Evening Meetings)

Scale Range LC2 Starting Salary according to experience and ability.

Essington Parish Council is a dynamic forward looking busy local Council in South Staffordshire supporting a large community bordering Walsall and Wolverhampton.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Parish Clerk/RFO to support and continue the work of the existing Council to make us more professional and effective.

In addition to the normal duties of a Parish Clerk/ RFO the successful candidate is expected to liaise with several tenants and long‐term users of our various sports and Community facilities and to ensure that proper contractual arrangements are in place.

The Clerk/RFO will be supported by an Administrative Assistant who looks after facilities bookings, data entry and answer Resident’s queries. A part time Caretaker looks after the centre facilities we have a Bar, Café, and Retail shop both operated by franchises and several other recreation venues on long term leases.

We operate the RBS Accounting and facilities booking system and the Clerk/RFO will be expected to approve expenditure and to use the output from the system to compile appropriate reports for the Council.

Applicants must already hold a CiLCA qualification to allow us to invoke General Powers of Competence, as necessary.

The post will qualify for membership of the Staffordshire County Council Pension Scheme

Applications open on ‐29th March 2021 and close on‐ Friday 9th April 2021.

Applications should be accompanied by a brief CV and addressed to

Alternatively to: Essington Parish Council. Essington Community Centre, Hobnock Road, Essington,WV112RF.

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer Vacancy

Willington Parish Council

The Clerk to the Council is the Proper Officer and employee of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions of a local authority’s Proper Officer, and in particular to serve or issue all the notices required by law.

The Clerk will be supported by an Assistant.

Requirements: You will need to be computer literate, and competent in administration and basic book keeping. You must also demonstrate good time management, organisational and communication skills.

The council are seeking to employ an experienced Clerk (CiLCA qualified preferred).

Main Duties: To ensure that legal, statutory and other provisions, governing or effecting the running of the Council are observed keeping accurate financial records, banking, invoices, payment of accounts and HMRC payments/wages etc.
Setting the council budget, liaising with the auditors, preparing the end of year accounts.
Facilitate and attend all council meetings including the preparation of the agenda, minutes and publication of notices.
To provide advice and guidance to the Council and Councillors.
To implement Council decisions and obligations.
Deal with all Burial Administration Deal with Allotment payments/queries etc. and maintain accurate records
To manage the Admin. Assistant.
To monitor Council policies and prepare policies for review and adoption.
To ensure the councils obligations to insure are properly met.
To receive correspondence and documents on behalf of the Council and to deal with such items and/or bring them to the attention of the Council.
To advise of the practicability and likely effects of specific courses of action considered by the Council.
To act as representative of the Council as required.
To be responsible as an officer and employee under the Health and Safety at Work Act for his/her safety at work and to take reasonable care for his/her health and safety at work and that of other persons who may be affected by his/her act or omissions at work.
To monitor and maintain GDPR data compliance.
To maintain and manage the Parish Council Website.

Working arrangements: The post is part time, working from home and will include attending evening meetings.
It is envisaged that a total of up to 22 hours per week will be split between the Clerk and a new Admin Assistant. These hours are negotiable with the successful applicant. The Clerk is required to attend all the monthly meetings of the Council and all other meetings as necessary.
Must live within a 25 mile radius of the village.

Salary: In the range LC2 24 – 28 (£28,672 – £32,234) (£14.90 hour – £16.75 hour) (pro rata), for a fully qualified Clerk and dependant on experience plus expenses.

To apply, please send a current CV, plus a letter of application giving full details of relevant experience, suitability for job and reasons for applying etc to: Debra Townsend (Locum Clerk) –

Please also include the details of 2 referees (1 to be current employer).

Applications to be received by 5.00 pm, Friday 9th April 2021.

Interview dates to be confirmed.