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Applications are invited for the position of Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer to 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 ideally seeking to employ an experienced Clerk (CiLCA qualified preferred), but support and training will be provided to the successful applicant to help them carry out this role.

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 Town 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 the new Admin Assistant. These hours are negotiable with the successful applicants.

The Clerk is required to attend all the monthly meetings of the Council and all other meetings as necessary.

Salary: In the range LC2 24 – 28 (£27,905 - £31,371) (£14.50/hour - £16.31/hour) for a fully qualified Clerk and dependant on experience (pro rata).

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) – clerk@willingtonpc.org.uk

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

Applications to be received by 5.00 pm, Friday 30th August 2019.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

Applications are invited for the position of Administration Assistant to Willington Parish Council.


Willington Parish Council are looking to appoint an Administration Assistant to carry out a varied programme of administrative and clerical duties supporting the Parish Clerk with the efficient and effective delivery of Parish Council Services.

This varied role may include dealing with enquiries from the general public, taking minutes at Council meetings dealing with correspondence, producing reports, updating the noticeboards and newsletters. Plus other duties as required by the Clerk.

Applicants should have a good standard of education (5 GCSE's or equivalent), previous experience in administration and/or customer services, excellent written and verbal communication skills together with good working knowledge of IT (e.g. Microsoft Office/Excel). There will be a need for a flexible approach to work including working unsupervised and be able to attend evening meetings when required. Previous local government experience is desirable but not essential, as the successful candidate will be encouraged and supported with relevant professional training.

Working arrangements:

The post is part time, working from home and will also include attending evening meetings. It is envisaged that a total of up to 22 hours per week will be split between the Clerk and the new Admin Assistant. These hours are negotiable with the successful applicants.

Salary: New SCP 5 (£18,795 pro rata), subject to experience.

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) – clerk@willingtonpc.org.uk

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

Applications to be received by 5.00 pm, Friday 30th August 2019.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

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