Parish Clerk Vacancy

Mundford Parish Council


Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Mundford Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic, organised, self motivated and personable individual to take over the role of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer from the current post-holder as soon as possible.

The successful applicants must have basic accounting skills, and be computer literate with knowledge of Excel, Word & the Internet.

The Parish Council holds 12 public meetings a year.  Main responsibilities include: preparation of Agenda in consultation with the Chair, and posting on the village notice board, attendance at meetings and production and circulation of minutes, attendance at other meetings as and when required, advising the Council on its statutory responsibilities, ensuring all councillors are informed of communications to the Council and dealing with the same as per the Council’s instructions, implementation of the policies and the instructions of the Councils, maintenance of accounts and preparations of cheques, preparations of budgets and financial reports, preparation of annual accounts for audit purposes, operating PAYE & RTI systems in accordance with HMRC requirements, submission of Council comments on planning applications, posting information onto the website.  In addition the Clerk will manage allotments that are soon to be in the Council’s possession.

Previous experience as a Parish Clerk would be an advantage.  Whilst they would preferably be CiLCA qualified and have a good understanding of Local Government procedures, training will be provided.  The hours are 15 per week working either from the Parish Office or from home whichever suits the successful applicant.  Salary will be paid in accordance to experience and in line with the National Joint Salary Scale, which will between SCP16-SCP23 (£8.63-£10.60 per hour) depending on experience. Deadline for applications is 10th December 2013, interviews will take place on an individual basis.

To register an interest please contact Mr Stefan Eyres (Chair) on 07980 367879 or the Clerk, Fran Brown on 01842 879130 or using the contact form on the left. Applicants will be asked to supply a relevant CV.