Vacancy – Parish Clerk

Wrockwardine Parish Council

Appointment of Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer

A vacancy has occurred for a Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer to commence 1st October 2018.

For this varied position, candidates must be computer literate and have internet access.  Candidates ideally should have previous experience working as a Parish Clerk and/or have knowledge of local government, although training can be provided.  Candidates should be prepared to undertake continued development training throughout their period of employment and be prepared to study for the Certificate in Local Councils Administration.

The Clerk is responsible for preparing agendas, taking minutes, dealing with correspondence, liaising with contractors and local government officials, managing of accounts to include keeping of cash book, bank reconciliations, preparing budgets, VAT returns, PAYE, organising audits and the administration of the Parish Council website.  The successful candidate will be expected to be aware of, or to make themselves aware of, the requirements of the GDPR and to act as the Council’s Data Controller. The Clerk ensures correct procedures are followed and advises the Parish Council to ensure that it acts within its powers.  Training and ongoing professional development will be provided. The ability to communicate well at all levels is essential.

The salary is based on 20 hours per week and will be calculated according to the Nation Joint Council rates dependent upon qualifications and/or experience but will be within the range SCP 15 to 25 (LC1) (£17,972 – £23,111 pro rata), with mileage reclaimable at 0.45ppm.

Attendance is required at the Parish Council Meetings held alternatively at Wrockwardine Parish Hall and Admaston House on the second Wednesday of every month (except August) at 7:30 p.m. Other extraordinary meetings may be arranged as necessary throughout the year.

For further details please see http://wrockwardine.org.uk/vacancy

Please send CV and covering letter addressing the requirements outlined in the job description to: clerk@wrockwardine.org.uk (all applications to be submitted electronically).

Enquiries tel. 01952 458006

Closing date for applications:  20th July 2018

Interviews will be held by notification prior to 31st July 2018

Wrockwardine Parish Council is committed to equality of opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.